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VCU professor collaborates on special issue of addictions journal

By Alan Rodriguez Espinoza Virginia Commonwealth University assistant professor Karen Chartier, Ph.D., had the honor of developing a special issue of the American Journal on Addictions, which was published in August of this year. Chartier was invited to co-edit the journal issue in 2015 after organizing a panel in San Antonio, Texas, where the editor of the journal, Thomas Kosten, … Continue reading » “VCU professor collaborates on special issue of addictions journal”

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2017 Macro Brew

Emeriti faculty and VCU School of Social Work 2017 Alumni Star Bob Peay (M.S.W. ’74/SW), emeriti faculty member Bob Schneider, Ph.D., and Interim Dean Tim Davey, Ph.D., and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite friends of the school to join them for Macro Brew. Maco Brew is an event to support the Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy … Continue reading » “2017 Macro Brew”

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Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students

Reflecting the missions of Virginia Commonwealth University and the social work profession, the Ph.D. Program in Social Work aims to develop scholars, researchers and educators who will, independently and collaboratively, contribute significantly to advancing social justice and human well-being within local, national and international contexts. The four students in the school’s newest Ph.D. Program cohort are poised to do just … Continue reading » “Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students”

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Q&A with Patrick Dattalo

  Patrick Dattalo, Ph.D. is a tenured Professor at the School of Social Work and has been part of the School’s community since 1980. He holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s degree from VCU in Public Administration and Social Work, and teaches courses in research methods, quantitative analysis, statistics and macro practice at B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. levels within the … Continue reading » “Q&A with Patrick Dattalo”

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VCU welcomes new social work faculty

The four newest faculty members in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work are experts in the areas of child welfare and aging. The addition of teacher-researchers Nicole Corley, Ph.D., Jamie Cage, Ph.D., Hollee McGinnis, Ph.D., and Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., builds critical capacity for the school to create and disseminate knowledge about children and aging adults, two particularly vulnerable subsets … Continue reading » “VCU welcomes new social work faculty”

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Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU

By Alan Rodriguez Espinoza After a 7-year-long hiatus, the Child Welfare Education and Support Program is back at Virginia Commonwealth University under a new name: the Child Welfare Stipend Program. The program has returned to Virginia and is being managed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. It was first reintroduced at Radford University during the fall of 2016, and … Continue reading » “Child Welfare Stipend Program at VCU”

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VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

Kia J. Bentley selected as 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D. has been selected as the 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education. Bentley was selected because of her outstanding contributions for volume year 52, providing thorough and thoughtful reviews. Bentley will be honored at the Council on Social … Continue reading » “VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting”

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Bob Peay selected to be the 2017 VCU School of Social Work Alumni Star

Robert W. Peay 1974 Master of Social Work School of Social Work Bob Peay experienced the despair of watching high school classmates return from the Vietnam War bearing life-changing emotional scars. “Messed up,” says Peay who served in the Air Force during that era. “Psychological problems that impacted their families. Broken families and those who were abandoned on base.” Sadly, … Continue reading » “Bob Peay selected to be the 2017 VCU School of Social Work Alumni Star”

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VCU CSWE Annual Program Meeting presentations

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 63rd CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive. Thursday, Oct. 19 Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. | Sheraton Dallas … Continue reading » “VCU CSWE Annual Program Meeting presentations”

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Meet this year’s VCU doctorate of social work candidates and recent graduates

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to introduce our 2017 Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates entering the market. With interests ranging from mental health needs of incarcerated women to food justice, each student embodies the program’s intent to advance the dissemination of research and scholarship that will aid in the development of a more socially just … Continue reading » “Meet this year’s VCU doctorate of social work candidates and recent graduates”