Her research interests are in the education and training needs of child welfare workers and attitudes about poverty.

Teaching Interest: HBSE Groups, research, pedagogy

Practice Experience: Individual, couples, and group therapy.

Human Resource Management, Social Work
PhD, Indiana University, Sociology, 1998
MA, Indiana University, Social Work, 1977
BA, Indiana University, Psychology, 1975
child welfare cultural diversity drugs or drug abuse racism or race relation social work mental health

Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award, American Sociological Association (Indiana University Department of Sociology)

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IUPUI, 1999

COAS Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Fellowship, 1997

Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award, Indiana University, 1997

Stewart Family Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 1996-1997

Edwin H. Sutherland Award for Distinguished Teaching, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 1996

Alpha Lambda Delta
Phi Beta Kappa