BUSSW Recognizes Recent Faculty Accomplishments and Research

in Faculty, SSW News Releases
May 3rd, 2013

Faculty Announcements for BUSSW

The School of Social Work is delighted to announce that Donna McLaughlin has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor for her excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional and academic service to the School.

We are thrilled to also announce that three new faculty members will join the School this summer:

  1. Assistant Professor Ernest Gonzales is completing his PhD at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, studying productive aging with global interests in workforce issues related to retirement and employment.  He will be teaching courses in human behavior.
  2. Clinical Assistant Professor Phillipe Copeland is completing his PhD degree at Simmons College and focusing his work on spiritual and religious coping among social workers and forensic social work in the criminal justice system. He will be teaching courses in clinical practice and racial justice.
  3. Assistant Professor Astraea Augsberger is completing her doctorate in social work at Columbia University, focusing on child welfare, especially in the transition to adulthood for vulnerable populations, and in international practice. She will teach clinical practice courses.

Additionally, Dr. Ivy Krull who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in March has accepted an offer of a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship position that begins in Fall, 2013.  She will be working on various funded projects with mentor Professor Lena Lundgren, and teaching research courses under the direction of Professor Judith Gonyea.

Clinical Associate Professor Furlong to Give Two Talks on DSM 5

Clinical Associate Professor Janice Furlong has been invited to give two different talks about clinical practice implications of the soon to be released DSM 5. The first talk, on May 29, will be for the Massachusetts DMH (Department of Mental Health) Child and Adolescent Services Division, Southeastern Massachusetts Area. The second talk, on June 10, will be for the Social Work Department at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Associate Professor Hahm Has Paper Accepted

Associate Professor Hyeouk Hahm recently had a paper accepted to Substance Use & Misuse:

Hahm, H.C., Jang, J., Vu, C.,  Alexander, L.M., Driscoll, K.E., & Lundgren, L.M. (2013). Drug use and suicidality among Asian-American women who are children of immigrants.

Two BU students (both of whom are in the BA-MPH program) co-authored the paper with Dr. Hahm. Cecilia Vu will graduate this spring with a BA in American Studies. Kelsie Driscoll graduated in the fall with a BA in Psychology.

Assistant Professor Miller Awarded the 2013 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize

Assistant Professor Daniel P. Miller has been awarded the 2013 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize, alongside Ronald B. Mincy of the Columbia University School of Social Work. The award honors their article, “Falling Further Behind? Child Support Arrears and Fathers’ Labor Force Participation,” which was the best article featured in the December 2012 issue of Social Service Review. The annual prize honors Professor Bruel’s career as an educator, administrator and editor of Social Service Review, and was established by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.