Everything listed under: Faculty

  • Social Work Research

    In celebration of Arts and Sciences Week, Social Work will be hosting a table at CAS Research Day today in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. We've loved looking back over the year at all the quality research produced by our faculty. With implications at the local, state, national, and international levels and over $2.3 million in funding, we'll let the numbers do the talking.   Read More...

  • Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Art Display

    Last week Drs. McLeod and Natale worked to coordinate with the Girls Scouts of Western Oklahoma to bring an art show to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Not your typical art show, the pieces in this project were all created by young women who are currently incarcerated by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and are part of a therapeutic arts program to help the process how the trauma(s) of their lives have impacted them, and what they can do to alter their trajectories in as ...  Read More...

  • Avital Friedman and Haruv USA

      The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Avital Friedman, a visiting faculty member from Haruv USA. She is here to establish Haruv USA at OU-Tulsa, which is a partnership between the Haruv Institute in Israel, the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Haruv USA has a unique focus on comprehensive, interprofessional education, training and research in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.   Read More...

  • New Faculty

      We are so pleased to have Megan Gandy-Guedes join us as an Assistant Professor on the Norman campus. Dr. Gandy-Guedes' substantive area of interest is LGBTQ populations, focusing primarily on mental health and service use, faith communities and social support, and social justice issues.   Read More...

  • Student Research

       Research at the Zarrow School continues to be recognized nationally across disciplines. MSW graduate student Jedediah Bragg, a research assistant with the Center of Applied Research for Non-Profits at OU, recently presented research at the American Psychological Association's (APA) Annual Conference (2015) in Toronto. The research was conducted with Professor Ricky T.   Read More...

  • Field Education Faculty Liaison

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is pleased to announce a new position on both campuses. The Field Education Faculty Liaison will serve as the primary link between the student, their practicum, and the school. They liaisons have responsibility for maintaining a continuing relationship with the student who is in placement, the practicum setting, and the field instructor. Liaisons offer field education program articulation and consultation to Field instructors and practicum sit...  Read More...

  • Faculty Publication

    Drs. McLeod and Natale recently published an article with student Zach Johnson entitled "Comparing Theoretical Perspectives on Female Sexual Offending Behaviors: Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens" in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. This article provides historical and contemporary perspectives on female sexual offending behavior, divided into three sections.   Read More...

  • Community Engagement: Roosevelt Leadership Academy

    The Roosevelt Leadership Academy recently made a field trip to the school and university. Organized by Dr. Brady, the students learned about college life at OU, heard about social work, were addressed by two Latina students about maintaining cultural identity and community, and took a walking tour of campus through the visitor's center.  Special thanks to Dr.   Read More...

  • Faculty Update - Lori Franklin, DSW

      Lori Franklin has successfully completed her Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The doctorate program focused on advanced clinical practice as well as skills in clinical leadership. Below she shares with us some of her experiences about the program and this milestone accomplishment.  “I wanted to pursue this particular type of doctoral education to boost my skills in clinical work as well as further develop skills as a clinical researcher.   Read More...

  • Student Research

      Congratulations to Vanessa Brown, Knee Scholar, who was lead author on a poster presentation at the recent Oklahoma Council on Family Relations Conference at OSU-Tulsa. Co-authors included Professor Ricky Munoz, fellow Knee Scholar Kara Brunk, and fellow social work graduate research assistant Jedediah Bragg. Their research includes a factor analysis and a bootstrapped mediation model that supports perceptions of family support as a causal driver of hope for the future and overall life sa...  Read More...