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Lounsberry, Gary

Email: LounsbG@alfredstate.edu
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office Location:Hunter Student Development Center
Office Phone: 607-587-4387

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Work Research and Policy Analysis, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dissertation entitled: Contemporary American Indians and Access to Health Services: Urban and Reservation Differences in Use of Social Networks to Access Health Services. Doctoral Committee: Barbara Shore, Chair; Martha Baum, William T. Hall, Hide Yamatani.
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Programming, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Master's thesis: Utilization of Health Services by Western Pennsylvania Urban Indians. Committee chair: William T. Hall.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Major research paper: Human Service Delivery in Rural Settings. Advisors: John Tropman, John Erlich.
  • Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Anthropology, University of Rochester, New York.

Professional Continuing Education

  • 15 CEU hours of continuing education in clinical social work completed annually to maintain clinical license.

Instructional Continuing Education

  • Teaching Portfolios: Improve Teaching and Personnel Decisions. A Magna Online Seminar, two-way video seminar at Alfred State College, August 31, 2006.
  • Blackboard applications workshops, Alfred State College, Faculty Orientation week, August 2005.
  • 20+ clock hours of FGCU Instructional Technology courses and CSWE workshops completed in applications of technology to course design.

Teaching Overview

Academic Courses Taught And Developed

Alfred State College

  • HUSR 1074 Human Services Practicum - seminar and internship supervision.
  • HUSR 5003 Community Organization-new, upper division course
  • HUSR 5103 Social Poicy & Human Services-new upper division course
  • HUSR 5203 Grants, Contracts, Organizational Advancement-new, upper division course
  • HUSR 5213 Case Management Systems—new, upper division course
  • HUSR 5314 Field Practicum & Seminar—new, capstone course
  • PSYC 1013 General Psychology – introductory, General Education course.
  • PSYC 2093 Abnormal Psychology – undergraduate elective course.
  • SOCI 1163 General Sociology – introductory, General Education course.
  • SOCI 1223 Gerontology—elective sociology course, scheduled Spring 2009.

New Alfred State Courses developed and approval obtained

  • SOCI 8003 Transcultural Issues in Health Care – a new course included as a required course in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • HUSR 5213 Case Management Systems – a new core course included in the proposed new B. S. in Human Services Management program.
  • HUSR 5314 Human Services Field Practicum Seminar– the new upper division field practicum included in the new B.S. in Human Services Management program.
  • HUSR 5003 Community Organization—new course on rural community structure and organizing.
  • HUSR 5103 Social Policy and Human Services—new course on the evolution of American social problems and policy.

Florida Gulf Coast University

  • HUS 1001 Introduction to Human Services. Three-hour prerequisite course, developed and presented in both an Internet-based format and an in-class format.
  • HUS 3601 Human Services Delivery Systems. Three-hour core course with technological content and methods.
  • HUS 3410 Case Management Problem-Solving in Human Services. Three-hour core course with technological content and methods. In 1999, developed a completely Internet-based version of this course.
  • HUS 3201 Interventions with Groups and Communities. Three-hour core course with technological content and methods.
  • HUS 4508 Substance Abuse and the Family. Three hour Internet based course that meets certification requirements for substance abuse counselors.
  • HUS 4560 Social Problems & Policy. Three hour senior course with technological content and advocacy experiences.
  • HUS 4604 Issues in Health Care. Popular three hour elective course on current policy and practice in health care. Originated the course.
  • HUS 4683 Substance Abuse Treatment and Resources. Three-hour course that meets substance abuse counselor certification requirements. Cross-listed with Criminal Justice.
  • HUS 4931 Human Services Integrative Senior Seminar. Three-hour core course, the capstone course integrating program content and preparing graduates for professional career development, experiential content.
  • HUS 4937 Health, Mental Health and Poverty. Three-hour elective course focusing on the socioeconomic aspects of health and mental health. Newly developed with technological content and methods.
  • SOW 6124 Theoretical Perspectives on Mental Dysfunctioning. Three-hour core clinical graduate course. Presented in three formats, an Internet distance learning course for post-MSW students; a face-to-face course for MSW students, and a distributive learning version that combines the Internet and face-to-face formats.
  • SOW 6126 Theoretical Perspectives on Physical Dysfunctioning. Two-hour core graduate course in a seminar format.
  • SOW 6344 Clinical Community Social Work Practice III: Social Work with Groups. Three-hour required course in group work.
  • SOW 6931 Substance Abuse and Families. Three-hour, graduate clinical elective course in a lecture-discussion format. Developed as an addition to the curriculum to include certification requirements.
  • SOW 6375 Macro Practice Seminar. Three-hour required graduate course on the application of management and community organization knowledge for the direct practice social worker.

University of South Florida

  • SOW 6125 Theories of Mental and Physical Dysfunction. Five hour required clinical course. Fort Myers Campus.

Haskell Indian Nations University

  • Human Sexuality. Three-hour course, required for all pre-social work students, pre-education, and a popular elective for many other majors. Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS. Taught every semester for eight years.
  • Family Systems and Alcohol Problems. Three-hour elective course for social work, education, and alcoholism counseling students. Haskell Indian Nations University. Taught annually for four years. Modules of the course presented to tribal programs.
  • Introduction to Human Sexuality. Co-authored with technical specialist as a computer-assisted instruction course. Offered as an asynchronous version of the above Human Sexuality course both on campus and via distance (mailed).
  • Stress Management. Taught in multiple formats including a three-hour course in behavioral sciences, one-hour module in business management, and workshop format for tribal and government employees.

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments

  • Professor and Practicum Coordinator
    Social and Behavioral Sciences, Alfred State College
    September 1, 2009 to present
  • Continuing Appointment, Alfred State College
    State University of New York
    September 1, 2008
  • Associate Professor and Practicum Coordinator
    Social and Behavioral Sciences, Alfred State College
    September 2005 to 2009
  • Associate Professor and Acting Chair,
    Division of Social Work, Florida Gulf Coast University
    May 25, 2005 to July 1, 2005.
  • Associate Professor and BSW Program Coordinator,
    Division of Social Work, Florida Gulf Coast University
    August 2004 to August 2005
  • Associate Professor and Coordinator, Human Services Program.
    Promotion April 2001 with continuing appointment (FGCU).
  • Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Human Services Program.
    Founding Faculty and Coordinator, Social Work and Human Services, College of Public Services, Florida Gulf Coast University. Twelve-month appointment, Contract renewed August 2000. January 1997 to April 2001.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Social Work and Human Services.
    College of Professional Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University. Twelve-month appointment, July 1996 to December 1996.
  • Admissions Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor. MSW Social Work Program, Fort Myers Campus, University of South Florida, Part-time, January 1994 to June 1996.
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor (Field Instructor). School of Social Work, Fort Myers Program, Barry University, Part-time 1993 to 1995.
  • Mental Health Clinical Consultant and Professor (an unranked, untenured institution). Health and Human Services, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas. July 1981 to May 1992.
  • Field Instructor and Lecturer. School of Social Work, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Part-time 1982 to 1992.
  • Field Instructor and Clinical Instructor. School of Social Work, Clinical Psychology Department, and Family Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Claremore Indian Hospital Residency Program, Claremore, Oklahoma, 1974-1979.
  • Mental Health Consultant and Staff Educator. Seneca Indian School (Federal boarding school K-8th grades), Seneca, Oklahoma. 1974-1979.
  • Lecturer. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Rogers State College (now Rogers State University), Claremore, OK, Part-time 1974-1979.
  • Mental Health Consultant and Staff Educator. Wahpeton Indian School (Federal boarding school K-8th grades), Wahpeton, North Dakota. Flandreau Indian School (Federal boarding school 9-12th grades), Flandreau, South Dakota, 1970-1974.
  • Director, After-School, Adult Education, and Community Programs. Lincoln-Spain Community School Complex, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, Michigan, 1968-1970.

Post-Master's Social Work Experience

Administration

  • BSW Program Director (FGCU). Appointed to lead the undergraduate program through the formation and accreditation process. August 2004 to August 2005.
  • Coordinator, Human Services Program. Division of Social Work and Human Services, College of Public Services, Florida Gulf Coast University, 1996 to August 2005.
  • Director of Social Services and Executive Management Team. Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (serving Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties), Fort Myers, Florida, (detailed assignment from Bureau of Primary Health/HRSA, U. S. Public Health Service) 1992 to 1996.
  • Social Work Administrator and Manager, Clinical Information Systems. Haskell Service Unit (three counties of NE Kansas), Oklahoma Region, Indian Health Service, U. S. Public Health Service, 1981 to 1992.
  • Director of Human Services (Social Work, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Programs). Claremore Service Unit (three counties of NE Oklahoma), Oklahoma City Area, Indian Health Service, 1974 to 1979.
  • Service Unit Director (CEO). Sisseton Service Unit (Inter-state, four county area in NE South Dakota, SE North Dakota, and Western Minnesota), Aberdeen Area, Indian Health Service, U. S. Public Health Service, 1972 to 1974.
  • Director of Human Services (Social Work, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Programs), Sisseton Service Unit, Aberdeen Area, Indian Health Service, 1970 to 1972.
  • Director of School-Community Programs. Lincoln-Spain Community School Complex, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, Michigan, 1968 to 1970.

Clinical Experience

  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation. Private practice, 1996 to present.
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation (community service). Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL, 1996 to August 2005.
  • Consultation, CARS program, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2002-2005.
  • Clinical Social Work and Supervision. Family Health Services of Southwest Florida, 1992 to 1996.
  • Clinical Social Work and Supervision. Haskell Health Center, Lawrence, KS., 1981 to 1992.
  • Clinical Social Work and Supervision. Claremore Indian Hospital, Claremore, OK, 1974 to 1979.
  • Clinical Social Work and Supervision. Sisseton Indian Hospital, Sisseton, SD, 1970 to 1974.
  • Clinical Social Work. Lincoln-Spain Schools, Detroit Public Schools, 1968 to 1970.

Research

Publications and Events

Publications in Last Eight Years

  • Lounsberry, G. A Day in the Life of a Commissioned Officer. In Grobman, L. (Editor). Days in the Lives of Social Workers (vol. 3), 2005, Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications.
  • Lounsberry, G. and Madera-Fernandez, J. Application of Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) in Southwest Florida. Contracted report, Florida Department of Children and Families, June 2002.
  • Lounsberry, G. 2001 Annual Report to the Governor on Homelessness in Southwest Florida. Florida Department of Children and Families, May 2001 (Annual report updated every year).
  • Lounsberry, G. 2000 Annual Report to the Governor on Homelessness in Southwest Florida. Florida Department of Children and Families. March 2001.
  • Washington, P., Lounsberry, G., Mayfield, G., & Goff, A. The Charlotte County Millennium Project. The Institute of Government, Florida Gulf Coast University, January 2000. (Invited report.)
  • Lounsberry, G. 1999 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature on Homeless Conditions in District 8. Florida Department of Children and Families, November 1999. (Invited report.)
  • Lounsberry, G. Human Services Student Handbook 1999-2000. Florida Gulf Coast University, August 1999.
  • Barnett-Queen, T.R., Bennett, C., Lounsberry, G., Mayfield, G. "Social Service Needs of Domestic Violence Victims in Migrant Farmworker Families in South Florida" in T. McClam & M. Woodside (Eds.) Human Service Delivery in the 21st Century. Birmingham, AL: Ebsco Media (2001).
  • Lounsberry, G. County Data Supplement to the 1998 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature, Florida Department of Children and Families and Florida Gulf Coast University, January 1999.
  • Lounsberry, G. 1998 Annual Report to the Governor and Florida Legislature on Homelessness in District 8. Florida Department of Children & Families and Florida Gulf Coast University, November 1998.
  • Lounsberry, G. 1998 Supplemental Report on Homelessness in District 8 by County. Florida Department of Children & Families and Florida Gulf Coast University, December 1998.
  • Lounsberry, G. Human Services Student Handbook. Fort Myers, FL: Florida Gulf Coast University, August 1998.
  • Lounsberry, G. Homeless Persons Directory of Services in Florida District 8. Fort Myers, FL: Florida Department of Children & Families and Florida Gulf Coast University, May 1998.
  • M. Greene, G. Lounsberry, M. Isaacs, J. McGaha, D. Cozzetto. “Interdisciplinary Partnerships: The University’s Role As Change Agent.” National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal. Vol. 15, no. 2, 1998-1999. (A peer-reviewed journal.)
  • G. Lounsberry. "The Ecology of Social Work and Human Services in Southwest Florida." Submitted for publication in Proceedings University of Pittsburgh Social Work Doctoral Program Anniversary Conference, University of Pittsburgh, January 1997.

Peer Review of Articles

  • Peer reviewer of articles submitted to the Public Health Social Work section of the American Public Health Association for possible presentation and publication in the 2000-2011. Annual Conferences.

Book Reviews

  • December 2003 reviewed. Steinberg, D.M. The Social Work Student’s Research Handbook. (2004). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.
  • January 2003 reviewed and edited manuscript. Woodside, Marianne and McClam, Tricia. Workbook for Introduction to Human Services. Brooks/Cole. Proposed publication for 2004.
  • January 2002 reviewed and edited. Cowles, Lois A. Fort. Social Work in the Health Field (3rd Edition). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.
  • August 2002 reviewed: Rubin, Herbert and Rubin, Irene (2001). Community Organizing and Development (Third Edition)., Allyn & Bacon. Book reviewed and edited for revision and publication of new edition.
  • June 2000 reviewed: Renny Golden. Disposable Children: America’s Child Welfare System. Prentice-Hall, 1997. Book reviewed and edited for revision and republication.

Honors and Awards

Honors, Awards, Grants In Last Six Years

  • Public Health Social Worker of the Year, American Public Health Association, November 2010.
  • Professional Development Grant: Alfred State Academic Affairs competitive grant, $1000. toward the cost of participating in the APHA Annual Conference, January 2007-2010.
  • Grant Development Task Force: Member of Alfred State College/Alfred University joint task force to develop a community based, substance abuse prevention program for the Alfred community. Grant developed, but the granting agency suspended funding for such programs. Spring-Summer 2010.
  • Professional Development Grant: Alfred State professional development grant to participate in the Family Development Credential Instructor Training, Cornell University, July 2006.
  • Grants submitted 2004-2005: U.S. HUD College Outreach Partnership Grant, U.S. DHHS Rapid Response grant for hurricane impact study.
  • Professional Development Grant. Support for participation and presentation at the Bachelor of Social Work Program Director’s Annual Conference, FGCU Faculty Senate Fund, October 2003, $1000.
  • Professional Development Grant. Support for participation and presentation at the Bachelor of Social Work Program Director’s Annual Conference, FGCU Faculty Senate Fund, October 2002, $1200.
  • Instructional Support Grant. Case Management software to support HUS Case Management distributive learning course. Donated by Radii Technologies, Orlando, FL, $32,500, August 2003.
  • Co-Investigator with Redlands Christian Migrant Association. Establishment of the Family Development Credential for Migrant Education Workers in Florida, $40,000 to FGCU to-date.
  • Principal Investigator. Homelessness in Southwest Florida. Renewed for the sixth year. Funded by the Florida Department of Children and Families, 1997 to present. FY 2003 & 2004, $36,600, FY 2005-$89,000.
  • Grant proposal written and submitted. Faith-based collaboration in homeless health care. Submitted to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2002.
  • Co-Investigator (with Amanda Goff and P.A. Washington). Charlotte County needs assessment. A countywide, quantitative and qualitative survey of human services in Charlotte County. Funded by a consortium of agencies led by the Health Department, 2000.
  • Community Service Award. Recognition Award for service as Vice Chairman of Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, January 2004.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award. Community Coordinating Council of Southwest Florida. January 2000.

Service

Recent Community Service

  • Consultant on fund raising and computer application for non-profits, 2005- present.
  • Consultant and Event Planner, Scio Memorial Library, Scio, New York, Spring 2006.
  • FGCU President’s Representative, Lee County Human Services Task Force, 2003-2005
  • Chairman, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida Governing Board, 2004-2005.
  • Vice Chairman, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida Governing Board, 2002-2004.
  • Treasurer, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida Governing Board, 1999- 2001. Federal grant reviewer and editor.
  • President, Community Coordinating Council, Lee County, Florida, 1998-2000. Chair, Nominating Committee and Chair, Advocacy Committee, 2001- 2002.
  • Committee on Program Development, Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, 2002.
  • Consultant and Grant Advisor and Reviewer. Immokalee Friendship House, 2001-2002. Organization successfully obtained $1 million grant to build a new migrant farm worker shelter.
  • Stakeholders Advisory Board, Kids First, District 8 Children and Families, 1999 to 2004.
  • Health Advisory Board Member, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, 1993 to present.
  • Organizing member, SHARE food distribution program, 1993 to present.
  • Chair, Bishop Verot High School, Academic Boosters Advisory Board, 1995 to 1996; Member, 1992 to 2000.
  • Presenter and consultant to public schools on Native American culture and art.
  • Advisor and presenter to high school students on public service careers. Science Fair Review Committee, Dunbar Middle School, 1994 –present.

College Service

Alfred State College

  • Chair, Human Subjects Review Committee, Alfred State College, 2011.
  • External Representative, Alfred University Research Subject Review Committee, 2009—present.
  • Faculty Senator, 2006-present
  • Chancellor’s Award Committee for Faculty Scholarship, Fall 2006-2009.
  • Budget and Planning Committee, 2007-present
  • Student Retention Committee, 2008-present
  • Student Services Committee, AY 2006-2007.
  • Workload Committee, Alfred State College, AY 2005-06.
  • B.S. in Human Services Management Program Proposal and Curriculum Development Committee, 2005-present.
  • Human Services 5-Year Program Review Committee, 2007-2008
  • Assessment Committee, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Curriculum Review Committee, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Human Services Committee, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Departmental Faculty Secretary, 2007-2008.
  • Faculty representative, Summer Freshman Orientation, July 2006-2007.

Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Elected College representative, FGCU Faculty Senate, 2002-2005
  • Appointed faculty representative, SACS Reaffirmation Self-Study Committee, Fall 2003 to 2005.
  • Appointed faculty representative, NCAA Athletic Program Self-Study Committee, October 2002-2005.
  • Appointed faculty representative, Search Committee College Administrative Assistant, College of Professional Studies, 2001.
  • Elected member, College Peer Review Committee, 2002 to 2004.
  • Member, College Leadership Team, 2000-2005.
  • Chair, Social Work Faculty Search Committee, 2001.
  • Chair, Field Faculty Search Committee, Social Work and Human Services, 2000.
  • Elected representative to the Institutional Affairs Team. 2000 - 2002.
  • Elected Alternate Faculty Senator. 1998-2000.
  • Elected member. Executive Council, School of Public and Social Services, 1999- 2000.
  • Member, Division Faculty Search Committee, 1999-2000, 2002-2003.
  • Member, Division Student Affairs Committee, 1999-2005.
  • FGCU representative on the State University System Course Numbering Committee for Human Services and Social Work, 1998-2005.
  • Co-chair, BSW Curriculum Committee, 2003-2005.
  • Chair, BSW Registration Committee, 2005-2005.
  • Member, Division Faculty Development Committee, 2000-2005.
  • Member HUS Policies and Procedures Committee, 1997-2004.
  • Member HUS Field Committee, 1997-2004.
  • Member MSW Admissions Committee, 1997-2004.
  • Member, Division Student Affairs Committee, 2000-2005.
  • Faculty Advisor. Rotaract Club at FGCU—the college unit of Rotary International. 1999 -2000.
  • Faculty Advisor. Human Services Student Organization, 1998-2000.
  • Program presenter and representative. Student Expo days, fall and spring semesters, annually 1996-2005.

Other Information

Professional, Academic, Community Memberships

  • National Organization for Human Service Education, Faculty Member.
  • National Association of Social Workers, 1968-present. New York State Chapter, Southern Tier Unit. Past President, Southwest Florida Unit, Florida Chapter: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section; School Social Work Section
  • American Public Health Association, Governing Council elected member, Social Work and Mental Health Sections, American Indian/Alaska Native and Homeless Caucuses, 1980-present.
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Faculty Member. 1992-2006.
  • Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), Faculty Member, 1996-2006.
  • Florida Coalition for the Homeless, Florida State Task Force on Data, 1992-2005.
  • Florida Public Health Association, Social Work Section, 1992-2005.
  • Commissioned Officers Association of the U. S. Public Health Service.
  • Clinicians United for Service to the Underserved, National Health Service Corps Alumni.
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Military Officers Association of the United States

Professional Meetings In The Last Ten Years

  • Governing Council Elected Representative and Scientific Program planner and reviewer, Social Work Section, American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 25-29, 2008 and following conferences in 2009, 2010.
  • Governing Council Elected Representative and Scientific Program planner and reviewer, Social Work Section, American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., November 4-8, 2007.
  • Governing Council Elected Representative and Scientific Program planner and reviewer, Social Work Section, American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 4-8, 2006.
  • Governing Council Elected Representative and Seminar Convener, Social Work Section. American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2005.
  • Participant and moderator: BPD Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, November 3-6, 2004.
  • Session Moderator, Public Health Social Work Conference Series, American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 6-10, 2004.
  • Conference Organizer and Moderator. Seventh Annual Conference on Homelessness. Florida Gulf Coast University, May 30, 2004.
  • Conference Organizer and Moderator. Transforming Our Communities, Regional Conference sponsored by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Florida Gulf Coast University, September 4, 2003.
  • Conference Chair and Presenter. Fifth Annual Conference on Homelessness in Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, May 29 & 30, 2003.
  • Presider and Moderator. Networking with the Community to Promote Social Work Public Health Programs. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA, November 2002.
  • Convener, Cultural Competency Section. BPD Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA., October 26, 2002.
  • Homeless Management Information Systems Panelist. Florida Coalition for the Homeless Annual State Conference. Orlando, October 7, 2002.
  • Social Work Section Chair and Presenter. Social Work Section Workshop and Awards Ceremony. Florida Public Health Association, Tampa, Florida, July 25, 2002.
  • Conference Chair and Presenter. Fourth Annual Conference on Homelessness in Southwest Florida. Florida Gulf Coast University, May 31, 2002.
  • Bachelor’s Program Directors Annual Conference, Denver, CO, Nov. 1-4, 2001.
  • Social Work Section Reviewer and Session Chair, American Public Health Association, Atlanta, October 20-24, 2001.
  • Invited Session Leader. Health paper session. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas, March 2001.
  • Panel Moderator, Florida State Conference on Homelessness, Altamonte Springs, September 29-October 2, 2001.
  • College representative. Florida National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 14-16, 2001.
  • Faculty Search. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX March 8 – 11, 2001.
  • Invited presenter. “Cost of Not Providing Human Services in Collier County.” Leadership Collier County workshop on poverty in Collier County, January 2001.
  • Session chair and reviewer. American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November 11-16, 2000.
  • Panel member. Florida Coalition on Homelessness Annual Conference, Altamonte Springs, October 22-24, 2000.
  • Bachelor’s Program Directors Annual Conference, Destin, FL, October 18-22, 2000.
  • Conference session chair and panel presenter. New Directions in Public Health Social Work Education and Practice. Florida Public Health Association Annual Education Conference, Tampa, July 25-29, 2000.
  • Panel member. Florida National Association of Social Work Annual Conference, June 22-24, 2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Invited Key Note Speaker. Homelessness and Poverty in Charlotte County. Annual Meeting and Fund-Raiser for United Way and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, June 10, 2000.
  • Conference organizer and presenter. Annual Conference on Homelessness in Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, May 19, 2000.
  • Session Leader. Case Management paper session and Education of Minority Social Work Professionals Council on Social Work Education Annual Program meeting, New York City, March 2000.
  • Peer reviewed presentation, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco. "Internet based Social Work Course Development." March 11, 1999.
  • Peer reviewed poster session. Community-University Collaboration in Homeless Service Development. Annual Educational Conference, American Public Health Association, Chicago, November 1999.
  • Invited speaker and panelist. Human Service Needs in Bonita Springs. Policy Retreat for Leadership Bonita Springs. November 17, 1999.
  • Invited speaker. "The Future of Public Health Social Work in the New Millennium." Annual State Conference of the Florida Public Health Association, Fort Myers, FL., September 24, 1998.
  • Conference organizer and presenter. "Service Needs and the Homeless Population in Southwest Florida." Presentation to the Plenary Session, Annual Regional Workshop of District 8 Homeless Coalitions, Fort Myers, FL., May 29, 1998.
  • 44th Annual Program Meeting. Council on Social Work Education. Orlando, FL, March 5-8, 1998.
  • Responder to Community Needs on Symposium Panel. "Community Partnerships for the Year 2000: Local and International Perspectives." Social Work and Human Services Regional Workshop, Florida Gulf Coast University, March 10, 1998.
  • "Case Management with the Homeless." Discussion Leader, Roundtable Discussion Group, Homeless Coalition, American Public Health Association, Indianapolis, November 1997.
  • Invited Speaker. "Human Services Undergraduate Program Development." Association of Provider Agencies, Southwest Regional Medical Center, September 17, 1997.
  • Invited Speaker. "FGCU Human Services and Social Work Program." Southwest Florida Unit of the National Association of Social Workers Program Meeting, April 25, 1997.
  • 43rd Annual APM. Council on Social Work Education. Chicago, March 6-9, 1997.
  • "The Ecology of Social Work and Human Services in Southwest Florida". Part of a workshop entitled "New Beginning in Social Work Education in the Late Nineties" by Victoria Dimidjian, PhD and Gary Lounsberry, PhD, presented at the School of Social Work Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, September 1996. Proceedings scheduled for publication in January 1997.
  • Annual Conference. National Association of Social Work. Cleveland, Ohio, November 13-16, 1996.
  • Annual Program Meeting. Council on Social on Social Work Education. Washington, D.C., Feb. 15-18, 1996.
  • Annual Professional Conference. Florida Chapter of National Association of Social Workers, Cocoa Beach, FL, May 16-18, 1996.
  • Annual Professional Conference, Florida Community Health Association, Clearwater, FL, September 19-21, 1995.
  • Annual Professional Society Meeting, Commissioned Officers Associaiton of USPHS, Orlando, FL, May 27-31, 1995.
  • National Migrant Health Conference, Migrant Clinicians Network, Albuquerque, NM, April 22-26, 1995.
  • Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, San Diego, CA, March 2-4, 1995.
  • Panel Member. Midwest Migrant Stream Conference. Migrant Clinician Network, San Antonio, TX, November 18-20, 1994.
  • Joint Conference of Florida Public Health Association and Southern States Public Health Association, Orlando, FL, October 5-7, 1994.
  • Annual Educational Conference, Florida Community Mental Health Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 21-23, 1994.
  • Professional Education Conference, Florida Chapter of National Association of Social Workers, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 15, 1994.
  • Uniformed Services Social Work Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 7-9, 1993.
  • Professional Conference of National Association of Social Workers, Orlando, November 4-6, 1993.
  • Certified Site Visitor Training, Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, November 3, 1993.
  • Panel Member. Annual Conference, Florida Chapter of Society for Hospital Social Work Directors, October 14, 1993.
  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Conference. National Migrant Health Board, Denver, May 8-12, 1993.
  • Annual East Coast Forum on Migrant Health. Philadelphia, PA, November 6-8, 1992.

Scholarship Activities

Program and Curriculum Development

  • B.S. in Human Services Management, Program Proposal and Curriculum Development, 2005-present.

Works in Progress

  • Book chapter: Public Health Social Work in the Uniformed Services in Jurkowski & Keefe (editors). Public Health Social Work. Springer Publishing. Final draft due June 15, 2011.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 1993-present, State of Florida, License SW0003273.
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD#10532) 1988, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) 1970, National Association of Social Workers
  • Qualified Clinical Social Worker 1989, Registry of Clinical Social Workers, National Association of Social Work.

Clinical Training

  • Licensure Continuing Education: A minimum of 15 hours of clinical continuing education is required to maintain the clinical license. I have exceeded this requirement every year since 1978 when I was among the first social workers (number 44) to be licensed in Oklahoma.
  • Issues in Schizophrenina: The Social Worker’s Role in Optimizing Adherence. (2 CEU’s). Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, Orange Park, Florida, 2007.
  • Assessment of ADHD in Children and Adults. (24 hours), Medical Center of South Carolina, 1995.
  • Supervision of Clinical Social Work Practice (15 hours) University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 1994.
  • Supervision of Clinical Social Work Practice. (15 hours) Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, 1992.
  • Comprehensive Management of Diabetes. (40 hours). Indian Health Service Diabetes Education Center, 1991.
  • HIV Serological Test Counseling. (40 hours), Centers for Disease Control Certification Program. 1988.
  • Diagnosis of Mental Illness (Annual Update). The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS, 1981-1991.
  • Core Knowledge in Substance Abuse. (40 Hours) Kansas Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1983.
  • Supervision of Field Instruction. (20 hours) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1982.
  • Applications of Clinical Biofeedback Training. (120 hours). A training series over 5 years. The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS. 1975-1980.
  • Advanced Alcohol Studies. (120 hours). Katharyn Cornell School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, University of Tulsa, 1976 – 1979.
  • Psychoactive Medications. Annual Update. The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS, 1977-1990.
  • Supervision of Field Instruction. (20 hours) University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1974.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholism. (40 hours). The Johnson Institute (custom training for the Indian Health Service), Minneapolis, MN. 1974.
  • Second Year MSW Field Practicum. Medicare Determination and Implementation Unit, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD. Summer 1967.
  • First Year MSW Field Practicum. Eastern Michigan State Hospital, Eloise, Michigan, 1966-1967.

Other Professional Training

  • Family Development Credential Instructor Training. Cornell University Family Development Credential Program, June 27-30, 2006.
  • Quality Assessment and Accreditation Standards. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. (10 hours), January 1992.
  • Site Visitor Training for Social Work Practitioners. Council on Social Work Education, 1995.
  • MPH Internship. Three Rivers Indian Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Summer 1980.
  • Field Epidemiology Training Program. (Six weeks) Desert Willow Training Center, Indian Health Service, Tucson, AZ. April-May 1972.

Professional Presentations

  • Guest presenter and Moderator. Human Services Day, Greater Naples Leadership Masters Program, February 9, 2005.
  • Invited conference organizer and moderator. “Transforming Our Communities.” Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at Florida Gulf Coast University, September 4, 2003.
  • Guest lecturer. Cross-cultural counseling with Native Americans. FGCU Graduate courses (Dr. Victoria Dimidjian) in mental health counseling. Annually 1999 to present.
  • Annual conference session chair and moderator. APHA, November 2002
  • Poster presentation. Southwest Florida Coalition for the Homeless. Research Day, Florida Gulf Coast University, April 2002.
  • Invited Session Leader. Health paper session. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas, March 2001.
  • Invited presenter. “Cost of Not Providing Human Services in Collier County.” Leadership Collier County workshop on poverty in Collier County, January 2001.
  • Conference session chair and panel presenter. New Directions in Public Health Social Work Education and Practice. Florida Public Health Association Annual Education Conference, Tampa, July 2000.
  • Invited Key Note Speaker. Homelessness and Poverty in Charlotte County. Annual Meeting and Fund-Raiser for United Way and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, June 2000.
  • Session Leader. Case Management paper session, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program meeting, New York City, March 2000.
  • Session Leader. Education of Minority Social Work Professionals. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program meeting, New York City, March 2000.
  • Invited Presenter and Trainer. Assessment of Children using the GAS. Ruth Cooper Center, February 2000.
  • Peer reviewed presentation, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco. "Internet based Social Work Course Development." March 11, 1999.
  • Peer reviewed poster session. Community-University Collaboration in Homeless Service Development. Annual Educational Conference, American Public Health Association, Chicago, November 1999.
  • Invited speaker and panelist. Human Service Needs in Bonita Springs. Policy Retreat for Leadership Bonita Springs. November 17, 1999.
  • Invited speaker. "The Future of Public Health Social Work in the New Millennium." Annual State Conference of the Florida Public Health Association, Fort Myers, FL., September 24, 1998.
  • "Service Needs and the Homeless Population in Southwest Florida." Presentation to the Plenary Session, Annual Regional Workshop of District 8 Homeless Coalitions, Fort Myers, FL., May 29, 1998.
  • "Introduction of Technology into Services for the Homeless." Two-hour workshop presented at the Annual Regional Workshop of the District 8 Homeless Coalition, Fort Myers, FL., May 29, 1998.
  • "History and Development of FGCU Human Services Program." Multi-media Presentation to the Social Work and Human Services Advisory Board, Florida Gulf Coast University, May 21, 1998.
  • Responder to Community Needs on Symposium Panel. "Community Partnerships for the Year 2000: Local and International Perspectives." Social Work and Human Services Regional Workshop, Florida Gulf Coast University, March 10, 1998.
  • "Case Management with the Homeless." Discussion Leader, Roundtable Discussion Group, Homeless Coalition, American Public Health Association, Indianapolis, November 1997.
  • Invited Speaker. "Human Services Undergraduate Program Development." Association of Provider Agencies, Southwest Regional Medical Center, September 17, 1997.
  • Invited Speaker. "FGCU Human Services and Social Work Program." Southwest Florida Unit of the National Association of Social Workers Program Meeting, April 25, 1997.
  • "FGCU Human Services and Social Work Programs." Television program with Charlene Bennett on WGCU-TV, May 1997.
  • "The Ecology of Social Work and Human Services in Southwest Florida". Part of a workshop entitled "New Beginning in Social Work Education in the Late Nineties" by Victoria Dimidjian, PhD and Gary Lounsberry, PhD, presented at the School of Social Work Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, September 1996. Proceedings scheduled for publication in January 1997.
  • "Trends in Clinical Social Work". Guest Lecture, Graduate School of Social Work, University of South Florida, Fort Myers, September 1994.
  • Invited Speaker. "Introduction of Health Promotion into the Public Schools". State Conference Presentation for Kansas Department of Education, AIDS Prevention Project, October 1991.
  • "Cross-cultural Social Work in Native American Health Care" Guest Lecture, Seminar in Health Practice, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Spring and Fall Semesters 1989.
  • Invited Speaker. "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Activities at Haskell," IHS Headquarters Review, Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, 18 May 1989.
  • Invited co-presenter. "Working Within the Indian Child Welfare Act,” Annual Field Practicum Conference, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 31 March 1989.
  • Invited co-presenter. "AIDS Prevention Curriculum Development at the College Level", National Joint BIA-IHS Conference on AIDS Prevention Curriculum, Albuquerque, 18 - 19 October 1988.
  • Invited co-presenter. "ACOA Issues with Native Americans: Cultural Issues", National Addictions and the Family Conference, Kansas City, MO., 18 September 1988.

Papers Presented

  • Multiple papers and panel presentations at the American Public Health Association Annual Conferences for the past 20 years.
  • "Report to the Governor of Florida on the Needs of Homeless Persons in Southwest Florida." Results of a needs assessment submitted to the Governor in September 1997, and presented in a speech at the October 1997 Regional Meeting of the District 8 Homeless Coalition. Annual updates through 2005.
  • "Public Health Social Work in the 1990's: Perils and Possibilities", Section Paper, National Conference. USPHS Professional Association, Anchorage, Alaska, June 1990. (Peer reviewed paper.)
  • "AIDS Education Program for Native American College Students." Poster Session. National Conference. USPHS Professional Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, 24 May 1988. (Peer reviewed paper.)
  • "Contemporary Native Americans and Diffusion of Health Care Information." Regional Conference. Health Services Section, Oklahoma City Area IHS Professional Meeting, 17 September 1986.
  • Poster session. "Contemporary American Indians and Access to Health Services." National Conference. USPHS Professional Association, Washington, D.C., June 1986. (Peer reviewed paper.)
  • "Social Networks and Utilization of Health Services by Urban Indians." National Conference. Joint Conference of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the USPHS Professional Association, Orlando, Florida, October 1982. (Peer reviewed paper.)
  • "Introduction of Biofeedback Training into an IHS Mental Health Program." National Conference. USPHS Professional Association, San Francisco, CA., April 1977. (Peer reviewed paper.)