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Angie Perone (PhD student) received the Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship through the U-M Center for the Education of Women Scholarship Program. This scholarship serves women who act as primary caregivers or whose education has been interrupted.
Professor Dan Saunders recently published three articles: "Responses of Police Officers to Cases of Officer Domestic Violence: Effects of Demographic and Professional Factors" in the Journal of Family Violence, "The Need to Carefully Screen for Family Violence When Parental Alienation is Claimed" in the Family Law Journal, and "Self-Defense and Violence against Women in the United States" in the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.
LEO Lecturer Adrienne Dessel, U-M alumni Amy Westmoreland, and Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez's article, "Reducing Heterosexism in African American Christian Students: Effects of Multicultural Education Courses", was published in Equity and Excellence in Education. The study examines the effectiveness of different approaches to teaching students about diversity, equity, and social justice.
LEO Lecturer Anthony Provenzano and Professor Michael Spencer's article, "Benefits, challenges, characteristics and instructional approaches in an El Sistema inspired after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership in the United States" on the first year of the Michell after school program, was published in the International Journal of Music Education.
Assistant Professor David Cordova and Professor Jorge Delva's article, "The Usability and Acceptability of an Adolescent mHealth HIV/STI and Drug Abuse Preventive Intervention in Primary Care" was published in Behavioral Medicine.
The School of Social Work was featured in the Year One Report published by the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education along with the School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy.
Associate Professor Daphne Watkins was selected as the new Director of the Joint Doctoral Program. Her appointment will begin on 1/1/2017 following the successful tenure of Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton who has served in this position since 1/1/2010.
Babe Kawaii-Bogue successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Multiracial Perspectives: Multiracial Young Adults Experiences with Racial Microaggressions and Coping Strategies” and obtained her PhD in Social Work and Psychology. Her committee consisted of Mary Ruffolo, Lorraine Gutierrez (co-chairs) and Michael Spencer.