Deborah Adams


Deborah Adams
  • Associate Professor
  • MSW Program Director

Contact Info

Regnier Hall Room 270L
Twente Hall Room 119

Education

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Research

Poverty and policy studies; asset building and asset effects; well-being of women and children; social and economic development; theory for research; mixed methods research.

Selected Publications

Publications

Reviewed/Refereed

Book Chapters

  1. Adams, D. D., & Beverly, S. G. (2013). Low-income parents of preschool children. In Financial knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and ownership (pp. 108-128). New York: Oxford University Press.

Books

  1. Berg-Weger, M., Adams, D., & Birkenmaier, J. (2020). The Practice of Generalist Social Work, 5th ed. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Journal Articles

  1. Adams, D., & West, S. (2015). Asset building among low-income adults: An exploratory study of an emergency savings program. Journal of Community Practice, 23(3-4), 436-461.
  2. Shanks, T., Mandell, L., & Adams, D. (2013). Financial education and financial access: Lessons learned from Child Development Account research. Innovations: Technology, Goverance, Globalization, 1-2, 159-175.
  3. Okech, D., Little, T., Shanks, T., & Adams, D. (2011). Parental self-efficacy and joining a savings program for children's education. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 442-451. doi:10.1177/1049731510389079
  4. Johnson, T., Adams, D., & Kim, J. S. (2010). Mapping the perspectives of low-income parents in a children's college savings account program. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(1), 129-136.
  5. Adams, D., Nam, Y., Williams Shanks, T. R., Hicks, S., & Robinson, C. (2010). Research on assets for children and youth: Reflections on the past and prospects for the future. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1617-1621. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.04.002
  6. Scanlon, E., & Adams, D. (2009). Do assets affect well-being? Perceptions of youth in a matched savings program. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(1), 33-46.
  7. Shobe, M., & Page-Adams, D. (2001). Assets, future orientation, and well-being: Exploring and extending Sherraden's framework. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 28(3), 109-127.
  8. Page-Adams, D., & Sherraden, M. (1997). Asset building as a community revitalization strategy. Social Work, 42, 423-434.
  9. Vosler, N. R., & Page-Adams, D. (1996). Predictors of depression among workers at the time of a plant closing. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 23, 25-42.
  10. Page-Adams, D., Cheng, L., Gogineni, A., & Shen, C. (1995). Establishing a group to encourage writing for publication among doctoral students. Journal of Social Work Education, 31, 402- 407.
  11. Sherraden, M., Page-Adams, D., & Yadama, G. (1995). Assets and the welfare state: Policies, proposals, politics, and research. Research in Politics and Society, 5, 241-268.

Non-Reviewed/Refereed

Book Chapters

  1. Scanlon, E., & Adams, D. (2005). Homeownership and youth well-being. In M. Sherraden, Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, poverty and development (pp. 128-145). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  2. Sherraden, M., Scanlon, E., Adams, D., Beverly, S., & Schreiner, M. (2005). Inclusion in asset building: Directions for theory and research. In M. Sherraden, Inclusion in the American Dream: Assets, poverty and development (pp. 360-392). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  3. Scanlon, E., & Page-Adams, D. (2001). Effects of asset holding on neighborhoods, families, and children: A review of research. In R. Boshara, Building assets, revised edition. Washington, DC: Corporation for Enterprise Development.
  4. Page-Adams, D., & Dersch, S. (1998). Assessing physical and nonphysical abuse against women in a hospital setting. In J. Campbell, Empowering survivors of abuse: Health care for battered women and their children. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  5. Page-Adams, D., Sherraden, M., & Poole, D. L. (1998). Asset building as a community revitalization strategy. In P. Ewalt & E. M. Freeman, Community building: Renewal, well-being, and shared responsibility (pp. 45-57). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Press.
  6. Scanlon, E., & Page-Adams, D. (1998). Effects of asset holding on neighborhoods, families, and children: A review of research. In R. Boshara, E. Scanlon, & D. Adams, Building assets. Washington, DC: Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Book Reviews

  1. Page-Adams, D. (2000). Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 27, 177-180. 2. Page-Adams, D. (1998). Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 25, 185-187.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Adams, D., Williams Shanks, T., Nam, Y., Hicks, S., & Robinson, C. (2008). Research challenges and opportunities. In Child development accounts: A research and policy symposium.
  2. Chen, J., Huang, C., Chang, F., Sherraden, M., & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Economic security for low-income families: Actions toward self-sufficiency. Taipei, Taiwan: Bureau of Social Affairs Taipei City Government.
  3. Scanlon, E., & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Homeownership and child well-being: The moderating impacts of race and SES. In Conference on Inclusivity in Asset Building. St. Louis, Missouri: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  4. Emerson, S., Scanlon, E., Page-Adams, D., Sherraden, M., & Edwards, K. (1995). Asset-based policy: Assessing a new anti-poverty initiative through research partnerships. In K. A. Miller, Annual Workshop of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming.
  5. Sherraden, M., & Page-Adams, D. (1995). Asset-based alternatives in social policy. In Increasing understanding of public problems and issues: Proceedings of the 1995 national public policy education conference (pp. 65-83). Oak Brook, IL: Farm Foundation.

Dictionary/Encyclopedia Articles

  1. Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Clancy, M. M., Beverly, S. G., Sherraden, M. S., Schreiner, M., Elliot, W., III, Williams Shanks, T. R., Adams, D., Curley, J., Huang, J., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Nam, Y., Zhan, M., & Han, C.-K. (2019). Asset building toward inclusive policy. In C. Franklin, Encyclopedia of Social Work. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.25

Monographs

  1. Adams, D., Sherraden, M., Despard, M., Masa, R., Elliott, W., & Ansong, D. (2012). Children and youth as economic citizens: Review of research on financial capability, financial Inclusion, and financial education.
  2. Adams, D., Sherraden, M., Despard, M., Masa, R., Elliott, W., & Ansong, D. (2012). Financial inclusion products, programs and policies and financial education programs and intervention methods for children and youth.
  3. Sherraden, M., Page-Adams, D., Emerson, S., Beverly, S., Scanlon, E., Cheng, L., Sherraden, M. S., & Edwards, K. (1995). IDA evaluation handbook: A practical guide and tools for evaluation of pioneering IDA projects. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Reports

  1. Marks, E. L., Rhodes, B. B., Wheeler-Brooks, J., & Adams, D. (2009). A process study of the SEED community partners initiative. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.
  2. Johnson, T., Kim, J. S., & Adams, D. (2007). Mapping the perspectives of low-income parents in a school-based children's college savings account program. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  3. Scanlon, E., & Adams, D. (2006). Do assets affect well-being? Perceptions of youth in a matched savings program. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  4. Scanlon, E., Brooks, J., & Adams, D. (2006). How young people save money: Findings from interviews with SEED participants. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  5. Scanlon, E., & Adams, D. (2005). In depth interviews with SEED youth: Profiles of participants in a pilot study. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  6. Page-Adams, D. (2002). Design, implementation, and administration of Individual Development Account Programs. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  7. Sherraden, M., Page-Adams, D., & Johnson, L. (1999). Down payments on the American dream policy demonstration: A national demonstration of Individual Development Accounts. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Working Papers

  1. Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Clancy, M., Beverly, S., Sherraden, M., Schreiner, M., Elliott, W., III, Shanks, T. W., Adams, D., Curley, J., Jin, H., Grinstein-Weiss, M., Yunju, N., Min, Z., & Chang-Keun, H. (2016). Asset Building: Toward Inclusive Policy. In Center for Social Development (49th ed., Vol. 16). Saint Louis, MO: Washington University.
  2. Page-Adams, D., & Vosler, N. R. (1997). Homeownership and well-being among blue-collar workers. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  3. Cheng, L., & Page-Adams, D. (1996). Education, assets, and intergenerational well-being: The case of female headed families. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.
  4. Page-Adams, D., & Sherraden, M. (1996). What we know about effects of asset holding: Implications for research on asset-based anti-poverty initiatives. St. Louis, MO: Center for Social Development at Washington University.

Selected Presentations

Invited Presentations/Lectures

Presentations – Other Levels

  1. Adams, D. (2009, February 27). Child poverty. Field Education Workshop, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS.
  2. Adams, D. (2009, February 13). Child development accounts: Research, policy and practice. Faculty Research Brown Bag Series, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS.
  3. Adams, D., Scanlon, E., & Williams Shanks, T. (2008, November 14). Child development accounts: Research in SEED community-based programs. A Research and Policy Symposium at Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, New York, and San Francisco, St. Louis, MO.
  4. Adams, D. (2008, May 2). Mid-term assessment. Discussion Forum on Asset Research Grant Making, Ford Foundation's Asset Building Portfolio.
  5. Adams, D., Sherraden, M., Shanks, T., Scanlon, E., Nam, Y., & Clancy, M. (2008, January 7). SEED research. Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
  6. Adams, D. (2007, August 8). Research on asset building for children and youth. Office of Financial Empowerment, Convener Joe Valenti, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, New York, NY.
  7. Adams, D. (2006, October 11). Research on children's savings. Building Wealth for the Next Generation in Puerto Rico, A Forum by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  8. Adams, D. (2006, September 27). Research on children and youth savings accounts and asset building. Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus, Washington, DC.
  9. Adams, D., & Sherraden, M. (2000, May). Asset-building programs. Economic Security for Low-Income Families, Bureau of Social Affairs, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan.
  10. Adams, D. (2000, March 6). Research on IDA programs. Panelist and moderator at the National Individual Development Account Learning Conference, Austin, TX.
  11. Adams, D. (1999, October 6). Supervision and human resource management. The Top Quality Management (TQM) Work Group, Missouri Regional Center, Managers of Agencies Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Kansas City, MO.
  12. Adams, D. (1999, August 22). International applications of asset-building anti-poverty policies and programs. Kansas City Area Host and Presenter at the Delegation to IDA Programs in the United States, Taipei City Government, Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS.
  13. Adams, D. (1999, March 17). Individual development accounts as a pathway to positive neighborhood change. Research Roundtable, The Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, DC.
  14. Adams, D. (1999, March 2). What we know about IDAs & asset building. Panelist and moderator at the National Individual Account Learning Conference, Oakland, CA.
  15. Adams, D. (1998, March 26). Evaluation tools. Panelist and moderator at the National Individual Development Account Learning Conference, Chicago, IL.
  16. Adams, D. (1997, October 1). Women and the economy. Panel moderator at the Olin Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  17. Adams, D. (1997, June 18). Evaluating individual development accounts. Ohio Community Development Corporation Association, Columbus, OH.
  18. Adams, D. (1997, February 21). Individual development accounts. Youth Division Program Officers, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
  19. Adams, D. (1996, October 9). Social history of domestic violence. Victim Advocacy Training Program, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
  20. Adams, D. (1996, October 2). Building assets: Individual development accounts as a strategy to combat poverty, build community and enhance family interaction. Eleventh Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Presentations/Lectures

Reviewed/Refereed National

  1. Adams, D. (2020, November). Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Advancing Macro Education and Practice. CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Presentations – Other Levels

  1. Bailey, D., Mizrahi, T., Plitt-Donaldson, L., Adams, D., et al. (2019, October 26). Revitalizing a Movement for Macro Education: Historic Moments, Future Directions. CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.
  2. Adams, D., & Shibikom, A. (2016, January 15). Financial Knowledge, Financial Inclusion, and Economic Strain among Low-Income Parents of Young Children. SSWR 2016 Conference, Washington DC.
  3. Williams Shanks, T. R., Adams, D., Johnson, T., & Nicoll, K. (2010, January 16). College savings accounts for low-income children: Early evidence from the SEED demonstration. 14th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.

Non-Reviewed/Refereed

Presentations – Other Levels

  1. Williams Shanks, T., & Adams, D. (2009, November 7). Child development accounts and education: A multi-method study. 31st Annual APPAM Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC.
  2. Adams, D., Williams Shanks, T., Nam, Y., Hicks, S., & Robinson, C. (2008, November 14). Research challenges and opportunities: Child development accounts. A Research and Policy Symposium, Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, New York, and San Francisco, St. Louis, MO.
  3. Okech, D., Adams, D., & Williams, T. (2007, January 14). College savings accounts for lowincome children: Measuring parental well-being of account openers and non-openers. Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.
  4. Okech, D., & Adams, D. (2006, June 19). Children's savings accounts: Research rationale and methods in a national asset-building policy demonstration. Influencing State Policy Conference, Washington DC.
  5. Adams, D. (2005, April 20). Taking the measure of the American Dream Demonstration: As assessment of knowledge building and impacts in applied social research. Implementation Assessment, St. Louis, MO.
  6. Page-Adams, D., Christy-McMullin, K., & Shobe, M. (2002, January 20). Savings patterns of low-income participants in an asset building program. Sixth Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.
  7. Page-Adams, D., Sherraden, M., & Johnson, E. (2001, March 11). Asset-building anti-poverty strategies: Implications for research, policy, and practice in social work education. Faculty Development Institute at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  8. Chen, J., Huang, C., Chang, F., Sherraden, M., & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Economic security for low-income families: Actions toward self-sufficiency. Bureau of Social Affairs, Taipei City Government, Taipei, Taiwan.
  9. Scanlon, E., & Page-Adams, D. (2000). Homeownership and child well-being: The moderating impacts of race and SES. Conference on Inclusivity in Asset Building, Center for Social Development at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  10. Page-Adams, D. (2000, October 7). Research on individual development accounts in Kansas City. Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Conference, GWB School of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  11. Scanlon, E., & Page-Adams, D. (2000, September 23). Homeownership and child well-being: The moderating impacts of race and SES. Conference on Inclusivity in Asset Building, Washington University Center for Social Development, St. Louis, MO.
  12. Barber, M., & Page-Adams, D. (2000, February 29). Shaping the fight for social justice through field education: University-community partnerships. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY.
  13. Page-Adams, D., Scanlon, E., & Barber, M. (2000, January 31). Up and running: Design, implementation, and administration of IDAs. Fourth Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, Charleston, SC.
  14. Sherraden, M., Mills, G., & Page-Adams, D. (1999, March). Evaluation strategies and tools. National IDA Learning Conference, Oakland, CA.
  15. Page-Adams, D., Scanlon, E., & Barber, M. (1999, March 13). Building assets in oppressed communities: IDAs as a Golden Gate of opportunity? Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, San Francisco, CA.
  16. Sherraden, M., & Page-Adams, D. (1999, January). The challenges of large-scale applied research: Evaluation of a national policy demonstration. Workshop at Third Annual Conference, Society for Social Work Research, Austin Texas.
  17. Page-Adams, D., Scanlon, E., Beverly, S., Cho, Y., & Barber, M. (1999, January 24). Symposium on the effects of assets and other economic resources on well-being. Third Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, Austin, TX.
  18. Sherraden, M., Johnson, L., Page-Adams, D., Sherraden, M. S., Beverly, S., Hinterlong, J., & Scanlon, E. (1999, January 24). Symposium on the challenges of large-scale applied research: Evaluation of a national policy demonstration. Third Annual Conference, Society for Social Work and Research, Austin, TX.
  19. Sherraden, M. W., Banerjee, M. M., Page-Adams, D., Raheim, S., & Sherraden, M. S. (1997, October). Building community assets: Individual development accounts and microenterprise. Workshop at the Annual Meeting, National Association of Social Workers, Baltimore, MD.
  20. Banerjee, M. M., Page-Adams, D., Raheim, S., Sherraden, M. S., & Sherraden, M. (1997, October 6). Building community assets: Individual development accounts and microenterprise. Annual Conference, National Association of Social Workers, Baltimore, MD.
  21. Cheng, L., & Page-Adams, D. (1996, February 18). Asset holding and intergenerational poverty vulnerability in female headed families. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  22. Emerson, S., Page-Adams, D., & Sherraden, M. (1996, February 18). Asset-based policy: Evaluation strategies for a new anti-poverty initiative. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  23. Page-Adams, D., Cheng, L., & Sherraden, M. (1996, February 18). Asset-based policy: The importance of knowledge about asset accumulation strategies. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  24. Emerson, S., Scanlon, E., Page-Adams, D., Sherraden, M., & Edwards, K. (1995). Asset-based policy: Assessing a new anti-poverty initiative through research partnerships. Annual Workshop of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  25. Sherraden, M., & Page-Adams, D. (1995). Asset-based alternatives in social policy: Increasing understanding of public problems and issues. National Public Policy Education Conference, Farm Foundation, Oak Brook, IL.

Awards & Honors

ROCCO Award, School of Social Welfare. (April 6, 2016)
Recognition for service to the School in mentoring an international GTA through some difficulties in teaching a graduate level course. Met with the GTA on several occasions, met with students individually, and the class as a whole. Provided guidance to the GTA who received much better student evaluations the following semester.

Sabbatical Leave, University of Kansas. (Fall 2015)
I used my fall 2015 sabbatical leave to further my research and disseminate findings from prior studies, in part by collaborating with colleagues at two universities in Taiwan. I addressed large groups of students, and met with small faculty groups, at both National Taiwan University and Fu Jen university. I also presented an all-day workshop on asset building and asset effects research for the Taiwanese Association of Social Work.

MCADV Visionary Award, Missouri Coalition against Domestic Violence. (2005)

Outstanding KU Social Work Faculty Award, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. (2005)

Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Community Organization and Social Administration, Council on Social Work Education. (2000)

Graduate Student Mentorship Award, University of Kansas Graduate and Professional Association. (1997)

Olin Fellowship, Ph.D. Program in Social Work, Washington University. (1990 - 1994)

Dean's Fellowship, M.S.W. Program in Social Work, Washington University. (1980 - 1982)

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Externally-Funded Grant/Contract

Funded

  1. Adams, D. (Principal). Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Down Payment (SEED) Research at KU. Ford Foundation (2004 - 2010). Four related studies of the national initiative that included 12 community-based organizations administering asset building programs for children and youth in the US and Puerto Rico. A multi-year, multi-method research design included a large quasiexperimental impact assessment, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and a parent survey. National partners include CFED and the Center for Social Development at Washington University
  2. Adams, D. (Principal). Research design project for a national Children and Youth Savings Account Policy Demonstration (CYSAPD). A consortium of private foundations (2001 - 2003). Plan for a multi-year, multi-method study of asset building and asset effects in a national policy demonstration of matched savings accounts for children and youth. Demonstration to be administered by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). Research is being designed jointly by a team of faculty members and staff from the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University and the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Planning phase funding from CFED
  3. Adams, D. (Principal). Funding for field instruction for two graduate student units at Heart of America Family Services IDA programs, the Family Asset Building program on Kansas City, Missouri's Westside and the Wyandotte Individual Development Account (IDA) Program at Wyandotte High School and Northeast Kansas City, Kansas. The Kauffman Foundation and the US Department of Health and Human Services through subcontracts with Heart of America Family Services (1999 - 2002). With supervision, graduate students assist with the implementation and evaluation of a demonstration designed to help participants and their family members accumulate assets for higher education, homeownership, and small business development
  4. Adams, D. (Principal). Research on the Wyandotte Individual Development Account (IDA) Program at Wyandotte High School and Northeast Kansas City, KS. The Kauffman Foundation (1999 - 2002). Study of a demonstration designed to help teens and their parents accumulate assets for higher education, homeownership, and small business development. Demonstration administered by Heart of America Family Services Family Focus Center with funding from the Kauffman Foundation and the US Department of Health and Human Services
  5. Adams, D. (Principal). Funding for consultation on Individual Development Accounts. The Assistive Technology for Kansans project, the Technology Act grantee for Kansas, and the Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative (KATCO) (2001). Goal of project is to expand personal financing options for people with disabilities who need assistive technology in order to enhance their social and economic well-being
  6. Adams, D. (Principal). Research on the Family Asset Building Program at Heart of America Family Services Family Focus Center, Kansas City, MO. The Kauffman Foundation and the Corporation for Enterprise Development through subcontracts with agency (1997 - 2001). Study of a pilot project designed to help low- and moderate-income families accumulate assets for higher education, homeownership, and small business development Proposal Submitted 1. Adams, D. D. (Principal). Paycheck Away from Homelessness: The Relationship between Financial Fragility and Housing Instability in Households Headed by Single Mothers. National Association of Social Workers $10,000, Submitted March 4, 2015 (September 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016).

Washington University in St. Louis

Externally-Funded Grant/Contract

Funded

  1. Adams, D. (Principal). Assets and well-being research. The Ford Foundation through subcontract with the Center for Social Development (1997 - 2001). Literature reviews, reports to guide future research, and research proposals on the effects of assets on the well-being of women and children and the effects of assets on physical health

Memberships

Professional Service

National

Advisory Boards and Committees

Committee Member
Special Commission for the Advancement of Macro Practice in Social Work (SC), Mission, KS, United States. co-chair of Action Cluster V -- data analysis on macro practice education. (January 1, 2019 - Present)

Other Professional Service

Co-Chair
Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA), Mission, KS, United States. Appointed to fill term of prior co-chair for 2021; will run for continued elected office in Nov 2021 for a 2-year term of office. (January 1, 2021 - Present) Commissioner Special Commission for the Advancement of Macro Practice Action Cluster V - Data and Outcomes. (September 2017 - Present)

Reviewer
Children and Youth Services Review peer reviews. (January 2018 - Present)

Secretary
ACOSA Board Member - Officer Secretary; Executive Committee; Mission/Vision Committee; Governance Committee. (January 1, 2018 - 2021)
ACOSA Board Member Secretary of the national ACOSA Board of Directors; Member of the ACOSA Executive Committee; Co-Chair of Resource Development/Membership Recruitment Committee. (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018)

State

Advisory Boards and Committees

Advisory Committee
Kansas State Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Planning Committee, Topeka, Kansas, United States. KHDE and Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV). (January 1, 2019 - Present)

School Service

University of Kansas

Adjunct Mentoring
School of Social Welfare, Mentoring Adjuncts and GTAs. Mentored adjuncts and GTAs in SW720 and SW740. (2015 - 2018)

Advisor
CRADO. I contribute 5% of my service time and effort to cost share for CRADO. (January 1, 2018 - Present)

Evaluator
School of Social Welfare, GTA Evaluator (2010 - Present)

Faculty Mentor
School of Social Welfare, Faculty Mentor for Juliana Carlson (2013 - 2018)

Member
Awards Committee (2018 - 2021)
Curriculum Innovation Committee (2018 - 2020)
PRT (2018 - 2020)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Work (NASW), (January 1, 2019 - Present)

Society for Social Work & Research (SSWR), (January 1, 2012 - Present)

Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA), (January 1, 1996 - Present)
National macro practice and macro social work education organization

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), (January 1, 1995 - Present)