Everything listed under: Faculty

  • 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...

  • Kirsten Havig, YWCA Tulsa's Woman of the Year Award

      We are thrilled to share that faculty member Kirsten Havig has been selected as one of YWCA Tulsa's Women of the Year. "This distinction is reserved for 10 fearless Green Country women who best personify the mission of YWCA Tulsa and have demonstrated their commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women within the last year." Dr. Havig works tirelessly to end human trafficking, sexism, and violence against women.   Read More...

  • Intimate Partner Violence Research Presentation

      Congratulations to Knee Center Scholar Vanessa Brown, MSW Candidate, for her recent presentation with Zarrow School Professors Ric Munoz, JD, MSW and Shane Brady, PhD, at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The team presented on their work with survivors of intimate partner violence that explored the importance of empowerment and support of others to generating hope for safety from violence. The national conference included pres...  Read More...

  • CAS Research Day

    Did you know the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work faculty presented 49 times in 2014 alone? Come find out more about the impact of our research at the College of Arts and Science Research Day event on February 24, 2015. We hope you will join us and the other departments from noon-5:00 pm in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.   Read More...

  • Faculty Publications

    David McLeod, Ph.D., MSW, recently had an article published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. "Female Offenders in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A National Picture" shares data collected through a study of every reported case of child sexual abuse in the country.  Christina Miller, Ph.D., MSW, recently had an article published in the Journal of Social Work Education. Make sure to look for "Perceived levels of cultural competence for school social workers: A follow up study" in you...  Read More...

  • Faculty Research & Presentations

      Members of the School are presenting at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) National Conference 2015, January 14-18, in New Orleans. SSWR is the premier national conference for social work research. Ricky Munoz, JD, MSW and Knee Center research assistant Kara Brunk, MPH are presenting their research findings on the topics of mindfulness and hope (poster pdf).   Read More...

  • Faculty Activity - Kirsten Havig

      On September 24, 2014, Dr. Kirsten Havig presented a report and policy recommendations to the Public Safety Committee of the Oklahoma Legislature for the interim study on Child Trafficking organized by Rep. Sean Roberts.   Read More...

  • NASW Pioneers

        The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Ken Wedel and Julia Norlin have been named NASW Pioneers. NASW recently released an article about their induction. According to NASW, "Pioneers are social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Some are well known; others less famous outside their immediate colleagues and the region where they live and work.   Read More...