Doctor of Social Work Dissertations

Dissertation Announcement
Bonnie Marsh

Bonnie Christian Marsh, MSW

Oral Dissertation Presentation by Bonnie Christian Marsh

Child Welfare Caseworkers' Views About Turnover

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

School Social Work Certification: A Curriculum Analysis

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 ( Amy B. Downes, LCSW, DSW

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

"We Are Forgotten." Framing Disaster via Twitter in the Aftermath of Hurrican Maria: Implications for Social Work Policy Practice (, Barbe A. Fogarty, DSW 

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