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Dr Darlene E Hunter

[Dr Darlene Hunter]

Other Faculty, Social Work
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Disability
Adaptive Sports
Sexual Abuse
Children

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Disability
Diversity
Vulnerable populations
Sexual Abuse

Biography

Biography

Darlene has been teaching at the university level for over 5 years. She was an Associate Dean at American College of Education. She excels in teaching online. Darlene is well versed in disability in society and teaches her students how to be better advocates within the community.

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2006 License Master Social Work,

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2017 Toyota Everyday Hero sponsored by Toyota & ESPNW

Presentations

    • September  2018
      Hunter, Darlene, "The Adaptive Sport Symposium: Promoting Health and Wellness through Adaptive Sports ", Dallas, TX. (September 28, 2018).

Courses

      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-005 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-005 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-1
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - 2020
      • DS 3312-2
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - 2020
      • DS 3312-3
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - 2020
      • DS 3312-4
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - 2020
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-900 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3307-006 DIVERSE POPULATIONS
        (Course Id: 108928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-1
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-1
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-2
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - 2020
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-1
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - 2020
      • DS 3312-4
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - 2020
      • DS 3312-5
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - 2020
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-005 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • DS 3312-006 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-004 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-005 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 3312-006 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3307-003 DIVERSE POPULATIONS
        (Course Id: 108928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-005 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-006 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCW 3312-003 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-006 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-7
        (Course Id: 83756)
        Fall - 2018
      • SOCW 3307-10
        (Course Id: 86986)
        Fall - 2018
      • SOCW 3312-1
        (Course Id: 91065)
        Fall - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-2
        (Course Id: 91066)
        Fall - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • DS 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCW | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • DS 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCW 3312-001 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3312-002 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
        (Course Id: 113209 | Xlist Coursepre: DS | Xlist Coursenum: 3312)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3307-010 DIVERSE POPULATIONS
        (Course Id: 108928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 2311-007 INTRO SOC WORK
        (Course Id: 108920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCW 3307-017 DIVERSE POPULATIONS
        (Course Id: 108928)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      BSW Foundation Committee
    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Health Committee
    • Apr 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      IEP In h\Her Shoes
      Help with the running of IEP's in the social work department.
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Task Force Member
      Center for Excellence in Disability & Special Needs
      The Center for Excellence in Disability & Special Needs is a new appointed committee/task force that is to create a Center for Excellent in Disability. It is a center across 3 colleges, College of Liberal Arts, Social Work, and College of Education for research and education of disability across campus. This is a task that the President has requested and I have been appointed to the committee to help establish the center.
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Student Organization Committee
      The committee covers all student organizations at a university level.
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Health with Hearts - Student Organization
      Tracy Orwig and myself helped create and advise students in the newly formed Health with Hearts Student Organization within the social work department. This student organization held a panel discussion for students to learn more about health careers within social work. Much of this last year was spent creating and getting the organization approved by Student Organizations.
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      Awards Committee
      The awards committee meets monthly to review and nominate awards for faculty and staff within The School of Social Work.
    • Jan 2019 to  Aug 2019 Task Force Member
      Canvas Migration
      In migrating from Blackboard to Canvas, I was responsible for moving 14 courses within the Social Work Department to the Canvas LMS and creating Master courses for those that did not have a course.
    • May 2019 to  May 2019 Attendee, Graduation
      Social Work - Faculty
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Field Committee
      Attending monthly meetings to address the needs of the field component of the Social Work Program. Updated syllabus, worked on processes and FAQ's
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Health Committee
      During my time as a member of the Health Committee, I was responsible for reviewing and updating syllables with the new EPAS. We created a flyer to help with the marketing of the health concentration. The committee meant monthly to improve the health concentration for the students.
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Student Organization Committee
      Worked on creating new student organizations within the Social Work Department. Created Health with Hearts and stared the recruitment process of interest in a Latino student organization.
    • Dec 2018 to  Dec 2018 Attendee, Graduation
      Social Work - Faculty
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2018 Attendee, Convocation
      Lady Movin' Mavs
      I attended the Convocation as a representative of the Lady Movin' Mavs Program.

Service to the Profession

    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Colorado Spring, Colorado, United States )
      United States Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Representative for Wheelchair Basketball
      To represent high performance wheelchair basketball athletes' voice at the United States Paralympic level. To advocate for the rights of those who play wheelchair basketball.
    • Jan 2010 to  Present
      United States Paralympic Team Member
      United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
      I am a Paralympic Athlete for Team USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball. We are the top 12 in the nation and compete to represent and win gold for The United States at the Paralympics. I was on the national team from 2010-2016. Gold medal from 2016 Rio Paralympics Games. Made the team again in 2019 and continue through 2020 Tokyo.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Board Member (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Arlington Texas Mayor's Council for Individuals with disabilities.
    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Officer, Other Officer (Colorado , Texas, United States)
      United States Olympic & Paralympic Commitee
      Be a voice and advocate for elite wheelchair basketball players in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association
    • Oct 2020 to  Present
      Advisory Council (Dallas, Texas, United States)
      Refugee Services of Texas
    • Apr 2019 to  Present
      Board Member (Houston, TX,
      Be More Adaptive
      OUR MISSION IS TO BE THE LARGEST COLLECTIVE ADAPTIVE RESOURCE IN THE WORLD. It is our mission to help the world be more adaptive, accessible, and profoundly knowledgeable about the adaptive community. Be More Adaptive has been created for the purposes of having one location to fill adaptive needs. If there is to be anything adaptive or relating to the adaptive community, it can be found here at Be More Adaptive. It is also BMA's desire to connect all other adaptive nonprofits in one place so that resources can be utilized together. Be More Adaptive is made by the adaptive community, for the adaptive community, with an adaptive future as the goal.
    • June 2017 to  Present
      Member (Dallas, TX,
      UTSW Adaptive Sports Coalition
      The UTSW Adaptive Sports Coalition hosts an Adaptive Sports Expo in conjunction with UTA every year. I help plan it and work with all the adaptive sports programs in the community to get them in attendance and support them throughout the year. The expo is an awareness event that we encourage students and faculty on campus to attend to learn more about the adaptive sports community.
    • Dec 2015 to  Present
      Officer, Secretary (Dallas, TX,
      Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks Basketball Association
      The Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks have been in existence since 1972. Originally started as the Dallas Raiders by two Vietnam Veterans, the team changed its name in 1981 under a publicity agreement with the emergent NBA Dallas Mavericks. On a national level the Wheelchair Mavericks are one of the top teams winning the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Championship for four consecutive years from 1996-97 - 2000-2001 when the association had to change the rules specifically to make competition more equitable for the other teams!! I keep the notes for board meetings and documents for the organization.
    • Sept 2014 to  Present
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball Association
      The Lady Wheelchair Mavericks Basketball Team is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of physically disabled women and girls. Participation in active and competitive wheelchair sports promotes both independence and self-confidence; it also encourages development of life-long skills which in turn supports the maintenance of a healthy life style. The program emphasizes skills training and leadership development, while also challenging each player to actively give back through volunteer work in the community and schools. The Lady Mavericks has been providing opportunities for women and girls since 1990. I have created the only free women's wheelchair basketball camp in the nation. Advocate for women in sports. Grant writing to support the activities that are done among the association.
    • July 2010 to  Present
      Officer, President/Elect/Past (Arlington, TX,
      Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association
      The mission of Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual disabilities by facilitating, advocating, and developing a regional community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional competitions, and providing access to national and international competitions. I advocate and coach athletes in the Middle Schools, High School and in the community in track/field. I also loan out equipment, guest speak, and go into the community to promote adaptive sports.
    • Sept 2018 to  Nov 2020
      Attendee, Meeting (Arlington, TX,
      Arlington Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities
      I attend monthly meeting's to learn more about what is going on within the community for individual's with disabilities and how my knowledge can be helpful to improving the services for those with disabilities in the community.
    • Apr 2012 to  Nov 2020
      Officer, President/Elect/Past (Colorado Springs, Colorado ,
      National Wheelchair Basketball Association- Women's Division
      I help to run the women's division through the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. I advocate for women in sport, manage the teams across the nation, national championships, and promotion of activity through sport for those with disability.