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Biography

Noelle Fields is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work.  Her primary research interests are in gerontology, with a particular focus on family caregiving and dementia, home and community-based services for older adults, and technology and aging.  Dr. Fields is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and has practice experience working with both families and elders in a variety of settings.  Dr. Fields has co-authored several publications related to assisted living, adult day services, aging well, and dementia caregiving.  She has also presented at numerous national conferences on her research in gerontology and social work.  Dr. Fields teaches courses such as Family Caregiving and Aging, Direct Practice with Aging, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment II.

Professional Preparation

    • 2013 PhD in Social WorkThe Ohio State University
    • 2004 MSW in Social WorkBaylor University
    • 2002 BA in SociologyUniversity of Richmond

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Sept 2013 to Present The Council on Social Work Education
    • Sept 2013 to Present The Gerontological Society of America
    • Sept 2013 to Present National Association of Social Work (NASW)
    • Sept 2013 to Present National Association of Social Workers/Texas Chapter
    • Sept 2013 to Present Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work
    • Sept 2013 to Present Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2017 UTA Presidential Fellow sponsored by UTA
      Description:

      In order to recognize the scholarship of the UTA faculty, and to further promote collaborative and cross-disciplinary research as a means of enhancing efforts to meet the goals of the UTA strategic plan: Bold Solutions | Global Impact, a new UTA Presidential Fellows program is being established. This prestigious fellowship will be awarded to up to 5 scholars to further the excellence of the University, enhance collaborative efforts across disciplines, and advance our academic and research programs to ensure impact on the communities we serve.

News Articles

    • June 2017 UTA In Depth: Aging and Alzheimer's

      UTA’s School of Social Work has partnered with The Senior Source to address that struggle and develop training materials to increase Alzheimer’s awareness among caregivers and volunteer companions. 

    • June 2017 Caring for Dementia Patients from All Backgrounds

      UTA researchers developed a culturally tailored training program, as historically, the African-American community has been underserved and undereducated about Alzheimers disease and dementia.

    • May 2017 Faculty, associates honored at spring meeting

      The UTA Presidential Research Fellows were among the honorees at the Spring Faculty and Associates Meeting on Tuesday. The new award recognizes faculty that promote collaborative and cross-disciplinary research as a means of enhancing the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan. Recipients are, from left, Heng Huang, professor of computer science and engineering; Kathryn Daniel, associate professor of nursing; Shima Hamidi, assistant professor of planning and landscape architecture; Noelle Fields, assistant professor of social work; and Samir Iqbal, associate professor of electrical engineering.

    • Feb 2017 UTA Researchers Using Shakespeare & Robots to Help Seniors

      Channel 11/CBS news feature about our intersciplinary research program grant involving theater arts, social work, and UTARI.

Other Activities

    • Additional Information
      • July 2013 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas

        Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Research and Expertise

  • Aging, gerontological social work, family caregiving, dementia, technology and aging, home and community-based services

    Aging, gerontological social work, family caregiving, dementia, technology and aging, home and community-based services

Publications

      Book Forthcoming
      • Anderson, K.A., Dabelko-Schoeny, H., & Fields, N.L. (in press). Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • Richardson, V.E., Fields, N.L., Won, S., Bradley, E., Gibson, A., Rivera, G., & Holmes, S.D. (accepted, 2017). At the intersection of culture: Ethnically diverse dementia caregivers’ service use. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2017
      • Dougherty, C., Fields, N.L., & Schuman, D. (2017). Advancing doctoral social work education: An application of the social-ecological framework. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/08841233.2017.1327471

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2017
      • Fields, N.L., Richardson, V.E., & Schuman, D. (2017). Marital status and persons with dementia in assisted living: An exploration of length of stay. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias, 32(2), 82-89.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2017
      • Miller, V., Fields, N.L., Adorno, G., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2017). Using the Eco-map and Ecosystems Perspective to Guide Skilled Nursing Facility Discharge Planning. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Advanced online publication.doi:10.1080/01634372.2017.1324548

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Encyclopedia Entry 2016
      • Fields, N.L. (2016). Frail elderly syndrome.  In B.J. Ackley, G.B. Ladwig, & M.B. Makic (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An evidence-based guide to planning care.  (11th edition, p. 401-403). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Fields, N.L. (2016). Risk for frail elderly syndrome.  In B.J. Ackley, G.B. Ladwig, & M.B. Makic (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An evidence-based guide to planning care.  (11th edition, p. 403). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • Adorno, G., Fields, N.L., Parekh, R., Magruder, K., Cronley, C., & Felderhoff, B. (2016). Ageing in a Low-Density Urban City: Transportation Mobility as a Social Equity Issue. Ageing and Society.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Fields, N.L. (2016). Exploring the personal and environmental factors related to length of stay in assisted living. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 59(3), 205-221. doi:10.1080/01634372.2016.1181129

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Fields, N.L., Adorno, G., Magruder, K., Parekh, R., & Felderhoff, B. (2016). Age friendly cities: The role of churches. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/15528030.2016.1155526

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Fields, N.L., Xu, L., Richardson, V.E., Parekh, R., Ivey, D., Feinhals, G., & Calhoun, M. (2016). The Senior Companion Program Plus: A culturally-tailored psychoeducational training program for senior companions.  Dementia. Advanced online publication. 

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Encyclopedia Entry 2015
      • Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2016). “Aging in Place.” In Susan Krauss Whitbourne (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Anderson, K.A., Dabelko-Schoeny, H.I., Fields, N.L., & Carter, J.R. (2015). Beyond respite: The role of adult day services in supporting dementia caregivers. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 34(2), 101-112.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2015
      • Adorno, G., Fields, N, Parekh, R, & Magruder, K. (2015, January). Aging Well Texas, City of Arlington, Qualitative Assessment Summary Report. Arlington, TX: Authors.

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2014
      • Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (2014). Relationships between resilience and well-being in family caregivers to Holocaust survivors.  Zeszyty Pracy Socjalnej (Studies in Social Work – Aging: Theory and Practice, Poland).

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2014). The effectiveness of adult day services for older adults: A review of the literature from 2000 to 2011. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33(2), 130-163.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (2014). The Adverse Reactions to Care Scale: Identifying and measuring triggers during transitions in care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(2), 21-25.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L., & Dobb, L.A. (2013). Caregiving and Early Life Trauma: Exploring the Experiences of Family Caregivers to Aging Holocaust Survivors. Family Relations, 62(2), 366-377.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Koenig, T.L., Lee, J.H., Macmillan, K.R., Fields, N.L., & Spano, R. (2013). Older adult and family member perspectives of the decision-making process involved in moving to assisted living. Qualitative Social Work. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1473325013475468

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Anderson, K.A., Richardson, V.E., Fields, N.L., Harootyan, R.A. (2013). Inclusion or exclusion? Exploring barriers to employment for low-income older adults, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(4), 318-334.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Richardson, V.E., Bennett, K.M., Carr, D., Gallagher, S., Kim, J., & Fields, N.L. (2013). How does bereavement get under the skin? The Effects of late life spousal loss on cortisol levels. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt116

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Fields, N.L.,Koenig, T.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2012). Resident transitions to assisted living: A role for social workers. Health and Social Work, 37(3), 147-154.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Encyclopedia Entry 2011
      • Gaugler, J. E., Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Fields, N.L., & Anderson, K.A. (2011). Selecting adult day services. In M. Craft-Rosenberg et al. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Family Health (pp. 930-932). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Fields, N.L, Anderson, K.A., Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2011). Ready or Not: Transitioning from institutional to community care. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 25(1), 3-17.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Koenig, T.L., Lee, J.H., Fields, N.L., Macmillan, K.R. (2011). The role of the gerontological social worker in assisted living. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(5), 494-510.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L., & Dobb, L.A. (2011). Understanding and screening for past trauma in nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(8), 755-767.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Technical Report 2011
      • Anderson, K.A., Richardson, V.E., & Fields, N.L. (2011). Employment opportunities and challenges for lower-income older adults. Silver Spring, MD: Senior Service America, Incorporated (SSAI).

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2010
      • Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010). Factors Related to a Successful Transition in the Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver Program: A provider’s perspective.  The Ohio Department of Aging. 

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • September  2016
      Transportation Mobility for Older Adults in Low Density Urban Environments

      Presentation for the Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society Symposium

    • November  2015
      Civic engagement in diverse communities: Age-friendly for whom?

      Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Orlando, FL, (National).

    • November  2015
      Knowledge of Dementia and Senior Companions: A Pilot Psychoeducational Training Program

      Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference.

    • November  2015
      Aging in urban communities: Transportation as a social justice issue

      Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference.

    • November  2015
      Aging well” and "age friendly" communities: The role of faith based organizations

      Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference.

    • November  2014
      I Wish I Could Do More: The Experience of Dementia Caregivers from Latino Backgrounds

      Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington DC, (National).

    • November  2014
      Exploring the relationships between resilience, burden and well-being in family caregivers to Holocaust survivors

      Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America Conference.

    • November  2013
      Fields, N.L. (2013, November). Aging in Place in Assisted Living: An examination of the personal and environmental factors related to length of stay.

      Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orelans, LA.

    • November  2013
      Fields, N.L. Won, S., Bradley, E. Rivera, G., Gibson, A., Tarrant, S., & Richardson, V.E. (2013, November). Cultural Variability Among Dementia Caregivers: A qualitative ethnocultural inquiry.

      Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orelans, LA.

    • October  2013
      Fields, N.L., & Dougherty, C.V. (2013, October). Advancing Doctoral Social Work Education: An application of the social-ecological model.

      Poster presented at the 59th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

    • November  2012

      Fields, N.L. (2012, November). An Examination of Resident Transitions to Assisted Living Using the Theory of Selective Optimization with Compensation.  Paper to be presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

    • September  2012

      Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny. (2012, September). The Effectiveness of ADS: Current Knowledge and Research.  Paper presented at the 2012 National Adult Day Services Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

    • October  2011

      Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2011, October). Transformative Learning: A Framework for Spiritually Sensitive Social Work Education. Poster session presented at the 57th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.

    • April  2011

      Anderson, K.A., Fields, N.L.,& Dobb, L. (2011, April). Understanding and Identifying Past Trauma in Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents. Paper presented at the 35th OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

    • November  2011

      Anderson, K.A., & Fields, N.L. (2011, November). Trauma and Aging: Exploring the Experiences of Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors. Poster session presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

    • November  2010

      Fields, N.L., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010, November). Transitions to Assisted Living: The Role of Social Workers.Poster session presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

    • March  2010

      Fields, N.L., Anderson, K.A., & Dabelko-Schoeny, H. (2010, March). Ready or Not: Transitioning from institutional to community care. Paper presented at the 34th  OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, Kent State University, Kent, OH. 

    • March  2010

      Fields, N.L., & Richardson, V.E. (2010, March). The Application of the Theory of Selection Optimization with Compensation to Assisted Living. Paper presented at the 34th  OAGE Annual Ohio Professional and Student Conference on Aging, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

    • November  2009

      Balaswamy, S., & Fields, N.L. (2009, November). Exploring Organizational Factors Associated with Reporting of Elder Maltreatment Incidences to the Adult Protective Service (APS) System. Poster session presented at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

  • Past
    •  
      Exploring the relationships between resilience, burden and well-being in family caregivers to Holocaust survivors

      Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America Conference.

  • Past
    •  
      Transportation Mobility for Older Adults in Low Density Urban Environments

      Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society Symposium, Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety Center

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Dec 2016 to Sept 2017 Transportation mobility among low-Income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods sponsored by  - $40000
    • Sept 2016 to Aug 2017 Transportation Mobility Among Low-Income, Transportation Disadvantaged Older Adults Living in a Low Density Urban Environment Using Innovative Data Collection Methods sponsored by  - $120001
    • Aug 2016 to July 2017 Shakespeare and Robots: Examining the impact of a theater intervention on psychological well-being in older adults sponsored by  - $19893
    • June 2015 to Oct 2016 A Psychoeducational Intervention for Foster Grandparents sponsored by  - $80000
    • May 2015 to Aug 2016 Exploring Healthy Aging among Older Chinese Immigrants and Their Family Caregivers in Dallas, Texas sponsored by  - $20000
    • July 2014 to Dec 2015 The Senior Companion Program Plus for Dementia Caregivers sponsored by  - $80000
    • Jan 2014 to Aug 2015 Aging Well in Arlington sponsored by  - $9770
    • July 2012 to July 2013 Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant sponsored by  - $3316
    • Aug 2011 to July 2013 John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program sponsored by  - $70000
    • Nov 2010 to Nov 2010 Association for Gerontology in Social Work Pre-dissertation Initiative sponsored by  - $800
    • Nov 2009 to Nov 2009 Critical Difference for Women Professional Development Grant sponsored by  - $625

Other Research Activities

  • 2017
    • Doctoral Dissertation
      • May 2017 Member of Dissertation Committee

        Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Dante Bryant

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Anticipated 2018

  • 2016
    • Chair of Dissertation Committee
      • May 2016 Chair of dissertation committee

        Chair, Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Dorothea Ivey

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Anticipated 2018

    • Member of Dissertation Committee
      • Jan 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Rupal Parekh

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Anticipated 2018

      • Jan 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Committee

        Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Brandi Felderhoff

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated May 2017

      • Dec 2016 Member of dissertation committee

        Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Pamela Fox

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated December 2016

    • Co-chair of Dissertation Committee
      • Mar 2016 Co-Chair, Dissertation committee

        Co-Chair, Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Jacqueline Burse

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated May 2017

    • Chair of Master's Thesis Committee
      • Sept 2016 Chair of Masters Thesis

        Chair of Masters Thesis Committee

        Marissa Wallace

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated May 2017

  • 2015
    • Workshop attended
      • June 2015 National Science Foundation Grant Training

        Dr. Fields attended an intensive, one-day focused workshop addressing the essential National Science Foundation research resources, as well as the conversion of ideas into fundable research. Training covered the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including: intellectual merit, broader impacts, goal or hypothesis, objectives, approach, key personnel, and budgets. 

      • June 2015 National Institutes of Health Grant training

        Dr. Fields attented an intensive, one-day focused workshop addresses essential NIH research resources, as well as the conversion of ideas into fundable research. The training covered the overall strategic plan for writing proposals, including: statement of significance, hypothesis, specific aims, approach, key personnel, and budgets. 

    • Member of Thesis Committee
      • Nov 2015 Masters thesis committee member

        Master’s Thesis Committee Member

        Alletia Smith

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated May 2016

  • 2014
    • Member of Dissertation Committee
      • Aug 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

        Cara Wallace

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated May 2015

    • Member of Thesis Committee
      • Aug 2014 Member of Thesis Committee

        Master’s Thesis Committee Member

        Emily Clark-Nimz

        University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

        Graduated December 2014

  • 2013
    • Workshop attended
      • Dec 2013 Atlas.ti Qualitative Software Training

        Dr. Fields attended an intensive, two day training on the qualitative software, Atlas.ti. 

Students Supervised

Collaborators

Courses

      • SOCW 5334-001 Family Caregiving and Aging

        This course will give students an overview of the individual and social impact of family caregiving

        and aging within a bio-psycho-social context and the role(s) of social workers in helping individuals,

        families, and communities face the contemporary challenges of caregiving. Course content will be

        underscored by a strengths-based framework and will include the effects of culture on family

        caregiving, families’ process of providing care to persons with chronic and/or complex illness across

        levels of care (e.g. hospital/rehabilitation/hospice), working with family caregivers within long-term

        care settings (e.g. nursing homes), dementia caregiving, end of life care as well as evidence-based

        assessment and intervention with family caregivers. Social services and policy that social workers

        need to know in order to practice effectively with older adults and their family caregivers are

        discussed. Innovative approaches for addressing challenges in family caregiving (e.g. technology)

        are also explored. Particular attention is given to issues of family caregiving faced by diverse,

        marginalized, and oppressed populations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6362-001 Family Caregiving and Aging

        This course will give students an overview of the individual and social impact of family caregiving

        and aging within a bio-psycho-social context and the role(s) of social workers in helping individuals,

        families, and communities face the contemporary challenges of caregiving. Course content will be

        underscored by a strengths-based framework and will include the effects of culture on family

        caregiving, families’ process of providing care to persons with chronic and/or complex illness across

        levels of care (e.g. hospital/rehabilitation/hospice), working with family caregivers within long-term

        care settings (e.g. nursing homes), dementia caregiving, end of life care as well as evidence-based

        assessment and intervention with family caregivers. Social services and policy that social workers

        need to know in order to practice effectively with older adults and their family caregivers are

        discussed. Innovative approaches for addressing challenges in family caregiving (e.g. technology)

        are also explored. Particular attention is given to issues of family caregiving faced by diverse,

        marginalized, and oppressed populations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6392-002 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE

        This course will give students an overview of the individual and social impact of family caregiving

        and aging within a bio-psycho-social context and the role(s) of social workers in helping individuals,

        families, and communities face the contemporary challenges of caregiving. Course content will be

        underscored by a strengths-based framework and will include the effects of culture on family

        caregiving, families’ process of providing care to persons with chronic and/or complex illness across

        levels of care (e.g. hospital/rehabilitation/hospice), working with family caregivers within long-term

        care settings (e.g. nursing homes), dementia caregiving, end of life care as well as evidence-based

        assessment and intervention with family caregivers. Social services and policy that social workers

        need to know in order to practice effectively with older adults and their family caregivers are

        discussed. Innovative approaches for addressing challenges in family caregiving (e.g. technology)

        are also explored. Particular attention is given to issues of family caregiving faced by diverse,

        marginalized, and oppressed populations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 6392-002 SELECTED TOPICS IN SOCIAL WELFARE

        This course will give students an overview of the individual and social impact of family caregiving
        and aging within a bio-psycho-social context and the role(s) of social workers in helping individuals,
        families, and communities face the contemporary challenges of caregiving. Course content will be
        underscored by a strengths-based framework and will include the effects of culture on family
        caregiving, families’ process of providing care to persons with chronic and/or complex illness across
        levels of care (e.g. hospital/rehabilitation/hospice), working with family caregivers within long-term
        care settings (e.g. nursing homes), dementia caregiving, end of life care as well as evidence-based
        assessment and intervention with family caregivers. Social services and policy that social workers
        need to know in order to practice effectively with older adults and their family caregivers are
        discussed. Innovative approaches for addressing challenges in family caregiving (e.g. technology)
        are also explored. Particular attention is given to issues of family caregiving faced by diverse,
        marginalized, and oppressed populations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • SOCW 3302-001 Socw 3302-001

        One of three required human behavior courses that explores, within the context of a strengths and empowerment perspective, knowledge of the bio-psycho-social development of persons and families from birth through death.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Advisory Board Member

      Advisory Board Member, The Senior Source, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2015 to  Present Association for Gerontology and Education in Social Work (AGESW)

      Member of the awards committee.

  • Other
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Guest reviewer

      Guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Gerontology

    • Jan 2013 to  Present Guest reviewer

      Guest reviewer for the Journal of Health and Aging

    • Mar 2015 to  Present Guest reviewer

      Guest reviewer for the Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health

    • Jan 2015 to  Present Guest reviewer

      Guest reviewer for The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

    • Mar 2016 to  Present Guest reviewer

      Guest reviewer for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work
       

  • Volunteered
    • May 2014 to  Present Abstract reviewer

      Reviewed abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America

    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2016 Abstract reviewer

      Reviewed abstracts for the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) conference.

Service to the University

  • Elected
    • Aug 2014 to  July 2015 School of Social Work AY 2014-2015

      Aging content committee member

      Health content committee member

      Executive committee member

    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2016 School of Social Work AY 2015-2016

      Executive committee member

      Aging content committee member

      Field content committee member

    • Sept 2016 to  May 2017 School of Social Work AY 2016-2017

      Executive committee member

      Aging content committee member and chair

      Research and community outreach committee member

  • Volunteered
    • May 2014 to  May 2016 IN Reach mentor

      IN Reach encourages academic excellence, enhances self-awareness, and promotes the personal growth of participating students by providing caring guidance from qualified faculty and staff, tools and opportunities to develop academically, and awareness of the university’s student support services and resources. 

    • Feb 2016 to  Feb 2016 Annual Celebration of Excellence of Students (ACES) Conference abstract reviewer

      Read, reviewed, and scored student abstract for the ACES conference.

    • Sept 2015 to  May 2016 Gerontology Student Organization (GO)

      Co-chair of the Gerontology Student Organization (GO) in the School of Social Work