Doctor of Social Work Dissertations

Dissertation Announcement
2021
Jen Marshall, LSW

Jennifer Marshall, LSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Jennifer Marshall

Awareness of and Value Placed on School Social Work: A Study of Pennsylvania's Public School Administrators

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/18/)

Wednesday, April 21, 1-3 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. John Vafeas

Committee Members: Dr. Julie Lewelyn

                                       Dr. George Ioannidis

Alicia Chico

Alicia Chico, LSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Alicia Chico

School Social Workers and Threat Assessment Teams: Exploring roles, perceptions, and outcomes

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/16/

Thursday, April 15, 2021; 1-3 PM

Committee Chair: Dr. Janice Gasker

Committee Members: Dr. John Vafeas

                                       Dr. Jonathan Kremser

Michael Hassler

Michael William Hassler, MSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Michael William Hassler, MSW

A Qualitative Exploration of Social Work Identity

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/15/)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

1 pm – 3 pm

Committee Chair: Stephen W. Stoeffler, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Juliana Svistova, Ph.D. and Heather L. Girvin, Ph.D. (Millersville)

Mindy McCormick

Mindy L. McCormick, MSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Mindy L. McCormick, MSW

Effectiveness of a Social Work Informed Casework Training Curriculum for Paraprofessionals in Non-Profit Social Service Agencies

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/17/

Monday, March 22, 2021

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Committee Chair: Dr. Janice Gasker
Committee Members: Dr. John Vafeas and Dr. Gregory Shelley

2020
Bonnie Marsh

Bonnie Christian Marsh, MSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Bonnie Christian Marsh, DSW

CASEWORKER TURNOVER: WHY DO CHILD WELFARE CASEWORKERS WANT TO LEAVE THEIR JOBS AND WHAT MAKES THEM STAY?

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/13/)

Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. Yoon Mi Kim, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Dr. Stephen Stoeffler, MSW, Ph.D.

                                       Dr. Julian Svistova, Ph.D.

Nikki Snyder

Nicki Snyder, MSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Nikki Snyder, DSW

School Social Work: A Curriculum Analysis

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/14/

Monday, April 6, 2020, 2-4 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Rita Weller, LSW, Ph.D.

Committee Members: Dr. John Vafeas, LSW, DSW

           Dr. Sharon Lyter, LCSW, MSW, Ph.D.

Amy Downes

Amy B Downes, LCSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Amy B. Downes, LCSW, DSW

The Perceived Impact of Basic Need Insecurity on Social Work Student Success (https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/12/)

Monday, March 30, 2020, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. Juliana Svistova 

Committee Members: Dr. Janice Gasker 

                                       Dr. Heather Girvin

Barbe Fogarty

Barbe A Fogarty, MSW, MEd

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Barbe A. Fogarty, DSW

"We Are Forgotten." Framing Disaster via Twitter in the Aftermath of Hurrican Maria: Implications for Social Work Policy Practice 

(https://research.library.kutztown.edu/socialworkdissertations/11/)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:15-3:15 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. Juliana Svistova, PhD

Committee Members: Dr. Janice Gasker, DSW

Rachel Bernini

Rachel Bernini, MSW, LSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Rachel Bernini

Understanding Effective Supervision and the Relationship Between Supervision Effectiveness and Education

Friday, March 20, 2020, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Committee Chair: Dr. John Conahan

Committee Members: Dr. Juliana Svistova 

                                       Dr. FangHsun Wei

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