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Beth Glover Reed

Associate Professor of Social Work and Women's Studies

Beth Glover  Reed

Beth Glover Reed has a joint appointment with Women’s Studies and her general scholarly interests focus on how to define and work for social justice, barriers to this work, and ways to reduce these. Her current research is designed to a) identify approaches for working both on alcohol and other drug problems (AOD) and intimate partner violence (IPV) together; b) explore why joint work occurs infrequently despite need, and c) determine what can enhance effective attention to both issues together. Past research has included a study of how states responded to several congressional mandates to increase services for women with AOD problems, plus various types of program evaluation. Recent work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and Fahs-Beck Foundations and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies and several community-based programs. Other areas of research/scholarly interest focus on educational strategies and other interventions to increase social justice and social justice practice, and the application of multiple types of theorizing, including feminisms, to social justice, social problems and social change.

Research Interests/Focus

Gender/ethnicity in social systems, feminist/multicultural practice, alcohol/drugs.


Year Degree   School
1979 PhD Community/Clinical Psychology University of Cincinnati, OH
1966 MA General Psychology University of Cincinnati, OH
1964 BA Psychology University of Rochester, NY

Choi, H; Brooks, C., Reed, B. G., & Fitch, D. (in press). Social work in the classroom? A tool to evaluate topic relevance of student writings. Journal of International Educational Data Mining.

Li, P., Heitzig, M., Becker, J., Zucker, R., McClellan, M., & Reed, B. G. (in press). Gender differences in the transmission of risk for antisocial behavior problems across generations. PLOS ONE.

Becker, J. B., McClellan, M, & Reed, B. G. (2017). Sex differences, gender, and addiction. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 95(1-2), 136-147.

Becker, J. B., McClellan, & Reed, B. G. (2016). Sociocultural context for sex differences in addictions. Addiction Biology.

Reed, B. G., & Lehning, A. (2013). Educating social work students about social justice practice. In M. Austin (Ed.), Social Justice and Social Work: The Search for Theory-informed Practice 339-356. Sage Publications.

Momper, S., Delva, J., & Reed, B. G. (2012). OxyContin abuse on a reservation: Qualitative reports by American Indians in talking circles. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(11), 1372-1379.

Birdsall, W. C., Reed, B. G., Huq, S. S., Wheeler, L., & Rush, S. (2012). Alcohol-impaired driving: Average quantity consumed and frequency of drinking do matter. Traffic Injury Prevention, 46(11), 24-30.

Reed, B. G., Newman, P. A., Suarez, Z., & Lewis, E. A. (2011). Interpersonal practice beyond diversity and towards social justice: The importance of critical consciousness. In B. Seabury, B. Seabury, & C. Garvin, (Eds.), Social Work Practice (2nd ed.). New York: Sage.

Reed, B. G., Ortega, M., & Garvin, C. (2010). Small group theory and social work practice: Promoting diversity and social justice or recreating inequities? In R. Greene & N. Kropf (Eds.), Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice: A Diversity Framework. N Y: Aldine de Gruyter.

Momper, S. L., Dennis, M. K., & Reed, B. G. (2010). This tobacco has always been here for us’, American Indian views on smoking: Risk and protective factors. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1(2), 1-18.

Fitch, D., Peet, M., Reed, B. G., & Tolman, R. (2008). The use of ePortfolios in evaluating the curriculum and student learning. Journal of Social Work Education, 44(3), 37-54.

Zulema, E. S., Newman, P., & Reed, B. G. (2008). Critical consciousness and cross-cultural social work practice: A case analysis. Families in Society, 89(3), 1-11.

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