• Director Global Social Work
  • Director Field Education BSW Program
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, College Of Social Work

Professional Service

  • Student Fee Learning Abroad Scholarship Committee. Projects include a revision of the scholarship eligibility criteria and a review of the committee membership structure. 11/01/2017 - present
  • UofU New Student Orientation for Incoming Students . Role: Faculty Session Presenter. Meet with a group of incoming U of U students. Respond to questions, concerns, differentiate between growth and fixed mind sets, etc. 06/01/2017 - present
  • Faculty as Designers for Student Success. Role: Faculty member. "think tank" with faculty around issues impacting U of U students success. 09/01/2016 - present
  • Grace House Children's Project. Role: Clinical Director. Oversee clinical team working with children who have experienced trauma international and locally. 01/01/2016 - present
  • Comprehensive Retention and Completion Task Force. Role: Team member. Engaged on interdisciplinary team around issues with retention and completion of U of U students. 09/01/2013 - present
  • U of U Conflict of Interest Committee. Role: team member. review potential conflict of interest issues at the University of Utah. 01/01/2009 - 01/01/2016
  • Institutional Review Board, University of Utah. Role: Committee member. Review potential research to be conducted at the U of U with human participants. 06/01/2008 - present

Honors & Awards

  • BSW Outstanding Faculty Award. College of Social Work, University of Utah, 05/05/2016
  • Student/Alumni - Favorite Professor 2013 - with several of my colleagues. University of Utah Student/Alumni, 05/01/2013
  • Teaching Award. National Society of Leadership Success, Excellence in Teaching Award, 04/27/2012
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Seed Grant Award "International Community-Based Research: Developing Needed Skills for Program Development, Assessment, Research and Impact Analysis in Developing Country Settings.". University of Utah, 2010
  • Interdisciplinary Research Grant "A Participatory Impact Outcome Evaluation of Four Coordinated Social and Community Development Projects Implemented in 10 Peruvian Villages: Impact on the Childhood Health and Development within Communities.". University of Utah, 2010
  • Belle Spafford Award. CSW, 05/04/2001


  • International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), Member, 2008 - present
  • The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD), Member, 08/01/2006 - present
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Member, 2006 - present
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Member, 2001 - present