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1977 Joined Washburn faculty

Scholarly Interests/Activities
  • American history and the development of social welfare
  • Active member of NASW, past president
  • Social policy advocacy. Testimony in state legislature on issues involving public protection and legal regulation of social work practice
  • Current private professional practice in clinical social work
Service Interests/Activities
  • Social Work Club faculty advisor
  • Member, School of Applied Studies Curriculum and Policy Committee
  • Volunteer “Hands on Topeka” community service
  • Volunteer “Neighborhood Watch” program
Career Accomplishments
  • Licensed by State of Kansas as a specialist in clinical social work (LSCSW), 1981
  • Washburn University tenure, 1982
  • Received the Ned N. Flemming Award for excellence in teaching, 1997
  • Served as the BSW Program Director 1998-2005
  • Received the Kansas Chapter of NASW President’s Award for professional service 1997
  • Recognized in “Who’s Who” Among America’s Teachers 6th ed. 2000