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


  • Women's Children's and Infants (WIC) Retreat "Up" - Provo, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/16/2017.
  • The 2015 EPAS Aligned Standardized Field Practicum/Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI). Presentation, Accepted, 10/10/2016.
  • Global Field Education: Impact on Students and Those They Serve. Japan Women’s University Symposium. October, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Presentation, Presented, 10/09/2016.
  • SWEAP: Using Standardized Assessment Tools for EPAS 2015 Assessment, (SWEAP Team); CSWE, . Presentation, Accepted, 07/15/2016.
  • Preliminary Results of a Village Level Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) Examining the Impact and Effectiveness of Care for Life's Family Preservation Program in Mozambique. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development. Presentation, Accepted, 04/15/2016.
  • Developing a Standardized Field Instrument: The SWEAP Field Placement/Practicum Assessment Instrument - Brian Christensen, Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, Tameca Harris-Jackson, BPD Conference Dallas 2016. Presentation, Presented, 04/02/2016.
  • Women's Week. The Hunting Ground, Video Screening and Panel Discussion. Panel, Presented, 03/21/2016.
  • Pre-Conference Workshop SWEAP - BPD Conference, Dallas TX 2016. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2016.
  • Ethical Practice Kris Doty-Yells & Ruth Gerritsen-McKane. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/15/2016.
  • Grand Rounds, University of Utah College of Social Work, Care for Life: A Longitudinal Study in Mozambique: Ruth Gerritsen McKane - Patrick Panos. Presentation, Presented, 01/25/2016.
  • You're Already Good Enough - Utah Women's Leadership Speaker Dialogue Series, Julie de Azevedo, Kris Doty, Julie Clark & Ruth Gerritsen-McKane. Panel, Presented, 11/03/2015.
  • Global NGOs Eastern and Western Perspective, Cao Yaxiong-School of Marxism. Presentation, Presented, 10/13/2015.
  • The West and Middle East Divide: Bridging the Gap through Global Education and Student Engagement; Ruth Gerritsen-McKane & Courtney Hills McBeth; 4th Annual Conference of the Muslim World, Manila, Philippines. Presentation, Presented, 10/09/2015.
  • Transforming Society Through Education on the Margins: Healing Shattered Communities Through Distance Education in Refugee Camps, ICSD-Singapore . Presentation, Presented, 07/09/2015.
  • Creating Successful Microfinancing Program Leadership: Missing Factors in Best Practices for Community Based Models; ICSD 2015 - Singapore. Presentation, Presented, 07/08/2015.
  • Field Education a Global Model from a U.S. Perspective; Wuhan University of Technology; Wuhan, China. Presentation, Presented, 05/13/2015.
  • Field Education: A U.S. and Ghanaian Model. Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China. Presentation, Presented, 05/12/2015.
  • Enhancing Social Work Program Assessment with SWEAP - Ruth Gerritsen-McKane; Tameca Harris-Jackson; Brian Christenson, Tobi De-Long Hamilton, Victoria Buchan, Kathryn Krase, Patrick Panos. Presentation, Presented, 03/06/2015.
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Simplifying Social Work Program Evaluation Using SWEAP at BSW Level Foundation Year - SWEAP Team; BPD, Kansas City, KA. Presentation, Presented, 03/03/2015.
  • Simplifying Social Work Program Evaluation using SWEAP; Tobi DeLong-Hamilton; Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, Patrick Panos. Presentation, Presented, 02/13/2015.
  • Democracy & the University in the 21st Century: Assessing the Path Forward. The Role of Universities in creating, engaging, and launching social, political leaders. - AUDEM, Macedonia . Presentation, Presented, 10/20/2014.
  • Democracy & the University in a Turbulent World - A Response - Global Community Based Research Education - Ruth Gerritsen-McKane; Courtney Hills McBeth - AUDEM Conference Bosnia 2013. Presentation, Presented, 10/13/2014.
  • Webinar - Frontier Regional FASD Training. Presentation, Presented, 04/23/2014.
  • Webinar - Frontier Regional FASD Training; March 26-27 2014. Presentation, Presented, 03/26/2014.
  • Responding to the Challenges of Assessment - SWEAP Team BPD - KY. Presentation, Presented, 03/19/2014.
  • Democracy & the University in a Turbulent World - The Songdo Initiative - Norma Harris & Ruth Gerritsen McKane; AUDEM COnference, Bosnia. Presentation, Presented, 10/13/2013.


  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Central America
  • Eastern Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle Africa
  • Northern Europe
  • South America
  • South-Eastern Asia
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Western Asia


  • Christenson, B. L., Panos, P., Krase, K., DeLong Hamilton, T., Buchan, V. V., Farrel, D., Harris-Jackson, T., Gerritsen- McKane, R., Rodenhiser, R. W. (2015). Evaluating Outcomes of Social Work Education: Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI). Field Educator. Published, 03/21/2015.
  • Wilby, F., Frost, C., Sorenson, S., Gerritsen-McKane, R., Hayashi, R., Nakatani, Y., Oyama, S. (2013). Japanese elders’ perceptions of the impact of Home and Community based Long Term Care services on quality of life and independence. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 13(3). Published, 01/01/2013.
  • Gerritsen-McKane, R. A., Hunter, R., Ofori-Dua, K. (2012) Professional Perceptions of Social Work Impact on Developing Field Education: A Case Study in Kumasi, Ghana. Qualitative Social Work published online 23 October 2012. Published, 10/23/2012.
  • DeLong-Hamilton, T., Buchan, V., Hull, G., Christenson, B., Gerritsen-McKane, R., & Smith, M. (2011). Responding to the 2008 EPAS: Baccalaureate Education Assessment Direct and Indirect Measurement. The Journal Baccalaureate Social Work 16, 17–31. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Gerritsen-McKane, R. & McBeth, C. (2010). Social Work’s Contribution to Global Development the Western Lens Impact on Universalism and Opportunity for Collaboration. G20 Seoul Summit. Published, 12/31/2010.
  • Gerritsen-McKane, R.A. & Sorensen, S. (2010). Collaboration in the Development of Social Work Field Education: A Process Model between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Utah College of Social. Accepted for Publication: Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Published, 2010.
  • DeLong-Hamilton, T., Buchan, V., Hull, G., Christenson, B., Gerritsen-McKane, R., & Smith, M. (2010). Responding to the 2008 EPAS: Baccalaureate Education Assessment Direct and Indirect Measurement. Accepted for Publication: The Journal Baccalaureate Social Work. Accepted, 2010.
  • Panos, P., Panos, A., Gerritsen-McKane, R.A., Frost, C. J. & Cox, S. E. (2010). The Unique Capabilities of International Social Work Researchers, Educators, and Treatment Providers: Why the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Sub-Sahara Africa Needs Global Social Work. Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Published, 2010.
  • Frost, C.J., Venne, V., Cunningham, D. and Ruth Gerritsen-McKane Journal of Genetic Counseling: Decision Making with Uncertain Information: Learning from Women in a High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic. Issue: Volume 13, Number 3 Date: June 2004 Pages: 221 - 236. Published, 2004.