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Bradford W. Sheafor

Educational Background

Ph.D.
University of Denver - 1971
Social Work (Policy and Administration)
Dissertation: "The Relationship of Board-Staff Value Congruence and Professional Staff Morale in Community Mental Health Centers"

M.S.W.
University of Kansas - 1961
Social Work (Community Organization)
Thesis: "Community Emergence: A Study of Sunflower Village, KS."

B.S., Bus.
University of Kansas - 1959
General Business

Experience in University Administration

1994-2004 Associate Dean for Research, College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University.
1999-2004 Co-Director, Family and Youth Institute.
1987-1993 Associate Director, Human Factors Research Laboratory, Colorado State University.
1986-1987 Interim Dean, College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University.
1983-1986 Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, Colorado State University.
1974-1982 Director, Division of Social Work, Colorado State University.
1971-1974 Associate Dean, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas.
1966-1969 Assistant Chair and Acting Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Kansas.

Experience as University Faculty Member

1977-present Professor of Social Work, Colorado State University
2000 Visiting Fellow, University of Canberra, Australia
1992-1995 Co-Principal Investigator, Rural School Social Work Project (U.S. Department of Education)
1982 Fulbright Lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand
1974-1977 Associate Professor of Social Work, Colorado State University
1972-1974 Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Kansas
1966-1972 Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Kansas
1964-1966 Instructor of Social Work, University of Kansas

Subject Areas of Teaching


  • Introduction to social work and social welfare (including a telecourse)
  • History and philosophy of social work (including a telecourse)
  • Generalist social work practice
  • Community organization and planning
  • Social agency administration
  • Theory of groups, organizations, and communities
  • Field instruction
  • Senior (capstone) seminar
  • Techniques of social work practice
  • Direct practice research and evaluation
  • Systems perspectives for social work
  • Agency-based social work practice

Honors Received


  • University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Outstanding Student Award, 1961
  • University of Kansas, Watkins Faculty Fellowship, 1970
  • University of Denver, Ph.D. granted "With Distinction," 1971
  • Outstanding Educators of America, 1972
  • Massey University, (New Zealand), Fulbright Lectureship Award, 1982
  • University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1986
  • Baccalaureate Program Director's Association, Award for Outstanding Service to Baccalaureate Social Work Education, 1986
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 1990
  • University of Denver, Distinguished Professional Service Award, 1999
  • University of Canberra (Australia), Visiting Fellow, 2000
  • Federico Award for Excellence in Social Work Education, 2000
  • Colorado State University, College of Applied Human Sciences, Superior Service Award, 2005
  • Colorado State University, Office of International Programs, Outstanding Service to Study Abroad Programs, 2005
  • Council on Social Work Education, 2005 Senior Scholar, Leadership Development Project
  • Council on Social Work Education, Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award, 2006
  • Colorado State University, College of Applied Human Sciences, Outstanding Teacher Award, 2007
  • Association of Social Work Boards, Outstanding Contributions to the Protection of the Public, 2007
  • Colorado State University, Oliver Pennock Distinguished Service Award, 2008

Social Work Practice Experience

1966
Homemaker Project Consultant, Shawnee County (KS) Dept. of Social Welfare

1965
Student Supervisor, Kansas Neurological Institute, Topeka, KS

1961-64
Executive Director, Topeka Welfare Planning Council, Topeka, KS

1960-61
Psychiatric Social Work (intern), Child Guidance Center, Kansas City, MO

1959-60
Juvenile Probation (intern) and Detention Officer, Jackson County Juvenile Court, Kansas City, MO

1958-59
Research Assistant, Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas

1957-58
Administrative Assistant, Kansas Council for Children and Youth

Publications

Books
Armando T. Morales, Bradford W. Sheafor, and Malcolm E. Scott. Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2007. (Manuscript submitted for 12th edition.) Also, "Instructors Manual with Tests" and “Student Manual with Practice Tests”. Also released as Armando T. Morales and Bradford W. Sheafor. The Many Faces of Social Workers and The Many Faces of Social Work Clients. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2002.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Charles R. Horejsi. Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2008. Also, “Guidance for Teaching Social Work Practice: An Instructor’s Manual” supplied for 5th , 6th , 7th , and 8th editions. “Ideas for Teaching from Techniques and Guidelines” on Allyn and Bacon website, 1997 to present.

Robert J. Teare and Bradford W. Sheafor. Practice-Sensitive Social Work Education: An Empirical Analysis of Social Work Practice and Practitioners. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 1995. .

Bradford W. Sheafor and Barbara W. Shank. Undergraduate Social Work Education: A Survivor in a Changing Profession, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Lowell E. Jenkins, eds.. Quality Field Instruction in Social Work: Program Development and Maintenance, New York: Longman, l982.


Chapter or Part of Series

Bradford W. Sheafor. “Social Work Education: Organizations and Associations” in Terry Mizrahi and Larry Davis, eds. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Brandon A. Sheafor. “Grading” in David Royse, ed., Teaching Tips for College and University Instructors. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001.

Bradford W. Sheafor, “Foreword” to The Social Work Practicum: A Guide and Workbook for Students by Charles R. Horejsi and Cynthia Garthwait, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999 and 2002 editions.

Bradford W. Sheafor, "Book Review of Where to Start? What to Do? in Journal of Teaching in Social Work (9), 1994, pp. 187-190.

Bradford W. Sheafor, "Book Review of Empirical Studies in Field Instruction and Field Education in Social Work: Contemporary Issues and Trends," in Journal of Teaching in Social Work, (6), 1992, pp. 213-216.

Robert J. Teare and Bradford W. Sheafor, "Separating Reality from Fantasy: A Depiction of BSW Practice," in Barbara W. Shank, ed., BSW Education for Practice: Reality and Fantasy (St. Paul, MN: University of St. Thomas, 1992), pp. 1-18.


Bradford W. Sheafor, "Teaching in Rural Areas Via Televised Instruction," in Meredith Davis, Donald Moore, and A. Marie Sanchez, eds., Strengthening Linkages Between State Mental Health Systems and Higher Education in the West. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, 1990, pp. 149-155.

Robert J. Teare, Barbara W. Shank, and Bradford W. Sheafor. "The National Survey of B.S.W. Practitioners," in Kenneth J. Kazmerski, ed., New Horizons: Expanding Directions for Baccalaureate Education. Orlando: University of Central Florida, 1990, pp. 97-102.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Pamela S. Landon. "The Generalist Perspective in Social Work," in Encyclopedia of Social Work, 18th ed.. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers, 1987, pp. 660-669.

Robert J. Teare, Thomas P. Gauthier, and Bradford W. Sheafor. Classification Validation Processes for Social Service Positions, Vol. III: Curriculum Analysis Procedures and Instruments. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers, 1984.

Richard Mimiaga, Steven Price, and Bradford W. Sheafor. "Distance Education in Social Work: An Outreach Model," in Frank W. Clark, Andrew Farquharson, and H. K. Baskett, eds., Developing Outreach and Competency Based Methods in Social Work Education. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1982, pp. 57-92.

Bradford W. Sheafor. "The Social Work Program: It’s Place in Higher Education," in Betty L. Baer and Ronald C. Federico, eds., Educating the Baccalaureate Social Worker: A Curriculum Development Resource, Vol. II. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1979, pp. 33-59.

Refereed Articles

Bradford W. Sheafor. “Three Decades of Baccalaureate Social Work: A Grade Card on How the Professionalization of the BSW Has Played Out.” The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Vol. 6 (Spring, 2001), pp. 25-43.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Barbara W. Shank. “Undergraduate Social Work Education: A Survivor in a Changing Profession, Updated.” BPD Update, (Fall, 1998), pp. 9-13.

Robert L. Jackson, Dorothy Purnell, Stephen B. Anderson, and Bradford W. Sheafor. “Emerging Opportunities for Social Work Education with Clubhouse Programs for the Mentally Ill.” Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 32 (Spring/Summer, 1996), pp. 173-180.

Bradford W. Sheafor. “Taking the Mountain to Mohammed: Enhancing Rural Human Services Through Distance Education.” The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Vol.1 (April, 1996), pp. 27-39.

Mona Strushaker Schatz, Lowell E. Jenkins, and Bradford W. Sheafor. "Milford Redefined: A Model of Initial and Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice," Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 26 (Fall, 1990), pp. 217-231.

Bradford W. Sheafor, Robert J. Teare, Mervyn W. Hancock, and Thomas P. Gauthier.
"Curriculum Development Through Content Analysis: A New Zealand Experience," Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 21(Fall 1985), pp. 113-124.

Lowell E. Jenkins, Jerry L. Randolph, and Bradford W. Sheafor. "The Baccalaureate Program Directorship: A Study in Frustration," BPD Update, (1981), pp. 10-12.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Lowell E. Jenkins. "Development of the Field Instruction Curriculum," Journal of Education for Social Work, Vol. 17 (Winter 1981), pp. 12-20.

Bradford W. Sheafor and Art Jones. "Growing Up Helpful," The Older Coloradoan, (May 1979), pp. 14-15.

Bradford W. Sheafor. "The Effect of Board Members on Staff in Community Mental Health Centers: A Study of the Relationship of Their Values to Job Satisfaction," Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 3 (Spring 1976), pp. 75-82.

Bradford W. Sheafor. "The Community Adjustment Process from a Systems Perspective," Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 1 (Spring 1974), pp. 37-44.

Bradford W. Sheafor. "Why License Social Workers?" Kansas Conference Key, Vol. 22 (November 1973), pp. 4-5. Vivian Wood, Mary Wylie, and Bradford W. Sheafor. "An Analysis of a Short Self-Report Measure on Life Satisfaction: Correlation and Rater Judgments," Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 24 (December 1969), pp. 465-469.


Monographs or Research Reports

Bradford W. Sheafor, et.al. "Attitudes Regarding Agricultural Health and Safety Education: A Survey of Colorado Farmers and Ranchers." High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Colorado State University, 1995.

Bradford W. Sheafor, et. al. "Farm and Ranch Support Personnel Survey." High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Colorado State University, 1993.

Bradford W. Sheafor. "Report to ICLIS and the W.F. Kellogg Foundation: Demonstration of Distance Education in Social Work," Colorado State University, 1989.

Bradford W. Sheafor. Social Work Practice in New Zealand: A Task Analysis for Education and Training Curriculum Development (Palmerston North: Massey University, 1982).

Bradford W. Sheafor. Curriculum Analysis of the Massey University Bachelor of Social Work Degree (Palmerston North: Massey University, 1982).

Donald E. Chambers and Bradford W. Sheafor. A Demographic Study of Housing and Neighborhood Conditions for Urban Renewal Planning in Salina, Kansas. (Salina: Bucher and Willis, 1969).

Esther E. Twente, Donald E. Chambers, and Bradford W. Sheafor. Guidelines for Lyon County Community Self-Study (Emporia: Kansas State Teacher's College, 1968).

Patricia K. Woodward and Bradford W. Sheafor. Survey of Day Care Needs in Kansas: Current Evaluation and Future Projections (Topeka: Kansas State Department of Social Welfare, 1967).

Ronald Olsen, Joseph F. Meisels, and Bradford W. Sheafor. The Social Resources of Kansas (Topeka: Kansas Economic Development Commission, 1966).

Bradford W. Sheafor. Survey of Mental Health Services and Public Opinion of Those Services in Shawnee County, Ks. (Topeka: Topeka Welfare Planning Council, 1964.

Bradford W. Sheafor. People and Housing in Topeka (Topeka: Topeka Welfare Planning Council, 1962).

Bradford W. Sheafor. So You Want to Start a Youth Council! (Lawrence: Kansas Council for Children and Youth, 1959). Condensed version in The Bookshelf (Fall, 1961), pp. 9-12.

Selected Papers and Presentations

“Publishing Textbooks: An Author and Editor Share Their Perspectives on the Process” (with Patricia Quinlin). Baccalaureate Program Directors Association, 25th Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida, 2008.

“25 Years Later: Recollections of the First BPD Workshop” (Panel). Baccalaureate Program Directors Association, 25th Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida, 2008.

“Shifting Sands in Higher Education: Potential Impact on Diversity in Our Workforce.” Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2007.

“Building Bridges: Institutional Restructuring for Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Social Work Education.” Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2007.

“The Challenge of Leadership Sustainability in Social Work Education.” (with Maria E. Puig). Council on Social Work Education. Leadership Development Seminar. Charleston, South Carolina, 2007.

“Commencement: What Are You Commencing?” Commencement Address, School of Social Work, Fort Collins, 2006.

“With Privilege Goes Responsibility.” Commencement Address, College of Applied Human Sciences, Fort Collins, 2005.

“When Our Grading Is Scrutinized, Will We Be Prepared?” Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, 2005.

“Putting It Together: Resources to Enhance Your Teaching” (panel). CSWE Annual Program Meeting, New York City, 2005.

“The Evolving Role of Social Work,” Kansas Medical Education Foundation, Topeka, 2004.

“Social Work Curricula: Beacon for Education or Mirror of Practice” (panel). CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Los Angeles, 2004.

“Briefing on Evaluation of (Gerontology) Practicum Partnership Program Initiative,” John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees and Staff, New York, 2003.

“Creating Multi-project Contracts with Foreign Universities: A Case Example.” International Connections, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2001.

“Three Decades of Baccalaureate Social Work: A Grade Card on How Professionalization of the BSW Has Played Out,” Ron Federico Memorial Lecture, Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Sandestin, FL, 2000.

“Conducting a Task Analysis of Social Work Practice,” Briefing for Executive Committee and Staff of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Canberra, Australia, 2000.

“Three Decades Later: A Report on the Professionalization of Baccalaureate Social Work,” Colorado NASW Annual Conference, Denver, 1999.

“The National Task Analysis Study of Social Work Practice and Practitioners: Revisited,” Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Albuquerque, 1998 (with Barbara W. Shank and Robert J. Teare).

“Social Work: A Profession in Search of Its Roots,” Keynote Speaker, Colorado NASW, 100 Years of Social Work Celebration, Boulder, 1998.

“Teaching Direct Practice Research in Classroom and Field Instruction,” CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1997 (with Cynthia Franklin and Maria Puig).

“The Past as Prologue: Balancing ‘What Is’ with ‘What Will Be’,” CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1996.

"Establishing the 'Practice-Relevance of Social Work Curricula," CSWE Annual Program Meeting Master Teacher Workshop, San Diego, 1995 (with Robert J. Teare).

"Clubhouse Model Programs for the Mentally Ill: Training and Employment Opportunities for BSW Social Workers," Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, San Francisco, 1994 (with Robert Jackson, Dorothy Purnell, and Steve Anderson).

“Implementing an Advanced Generalist Curriculum,” Springfield College, MA, 1994.
"Connecting Learning Goals and Teaching Modes: Classroom and Distance Education Strategies," Midwest Conference on Social Work Education," St. Paul, MN, 1994.

"Distance Social Work Education for Rural America: One Step in Addressing Rural Poverty," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1994.

"Curricula by Objectives: Maximizing the Practice Relevance of BSW Curricula," Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Baltimore, MD, 1993 (with Robert J. Teare and Barbara W. Shank).

"Curriculum Workshop: Advanced Generalist Practice," Master Teacher Presentation, CSWE Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 1993 (with Mona Schatz and Lowell E. Jenkins).

"The Future of School Social Work," Colorado Conference of School Social Workers and Educators, Frisco, CO, 1993 (with Marcie Lazzari and Barbara Benjamin).

"The BSW Curriculum: What Do Practice Data Tell Us?" Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 1992 (with Robert J. Teare and Barbara W. Shank).

"Professional Seminar on The National Social Work Task Analysis Studies," NASW and CSWE Professional Staff, Washington, D.C., 1992 (with Robert J. Teare).

"Master's Level Social Work Practice: Reality vs. Fantasy," CSWE Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, 1992 (with Robert J. Teare).

"Separating Reality from Fantasy: A Depiction of BSW Practice," Keynote Address, Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Orlando, FL, 1991 (With Robert J. Teare).

"Building a Generalist Field Instruction Program," Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 1991.

"Martin Wickes: A Case Study of Generalist and Advanced Generalist Practice," Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 1990 (With Mona Schatz and Irv Berkowitz).

"BSW Career Patterns: The National Study of BSW Practitioners," Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 1990 (With Robert J. Teare and Barbara W. Shank).

"An Exercise in Tethering: Connecting Initial and Advanced Generalist Social Work Concepts, "CSWE Annual Meeting, Reno, NE 1990 (with Mona Schatz and Lowell Jenkins).

"The National Undergraduate Practitioner Survey: Practice Content and Implications for Education and Certification," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Reno, NE 1990 (with Robert J. Teare and Barbara W. Shank).

"Teaching Students in Rural Areas via Televised Instruction," WICHE Conference on Strengthening State Mental Health/Academic Linkages in the West, Seattle, WA 1990.

"The 'Unimportance' of Supervision in Social Work Education," Colorado State University Field Instructor Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, 1989.

"National Survey of BSW Practitioners," Baccalaureate Program Directors Symposium, San Diego, CA, 1989 (with Robert J. Teare and Barbara W. Shank).

"New Audiences: Telecommunications Programming Initiatives in Rural Areas," National University Continuing Education Association, Salt Lake City, UT, 1989.

"Telecommunications: Opportunities and Risks for Higher Education," University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK,1988.

"A Systems View of Social Work Education Administration," University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1988.

"A Conceptual Model of Generalist and Advanced Generalist Social Work: A Practice and Education Continuum," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1988 (with Mona Strushaker Schatz and Lowell E. Jenkins).

"Challenge to the Initiates," Phi Kappa Phi, Colorado State University, 1987.

"Establishing the Content Validity of Social Work Credentials," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 1987 (with Robert J. Teare and Thomas P. Gauthier).

"Social System Concepts for Teachers," Videotape prepared for graduate teacher education videocourse, Colorado State University, 1987

"Education and Licensing: Partners in Excellence," American Association of State Social Work Boards, Denver, CO, 1986.

"Looking to the Future: Social Work Education Issues," Keynote Address, Midwest Conference on Social Work Education, Minneapolis, MN., 1986.

"Computer Based Learning: Computer as Tutor, Tool, Tutee," Professional Development Institute, Colorado State University, 1986.

"President's State of the Council on Social Work Education Address," Washington, D.C. and Miami, FL, 1985 and 1986.

"Issues in Social Work Field Instruction: Barriers to Quality Social Work Practice," Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1985.

"Social Work Practice, Social Work Education, and Field Instruction: A Bermuda Triangle?" Keynote Address, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. VA, 1985.

"Undergraduate Social Work: A Cork in Water," West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. VA, 1985.

"Doctoral Education and CSWE: Current and Future Perspectives," Group to Advance Doctoral Education, Denver, CO, 1985.

"Field Instruction in Public Professions," Colorado Council on Occupational Therapy Education, Denver, CO, 1985.

"Policies, Programs, and Priorities of CSWE: A Look Ahead," Baccalaureate Program Directors Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, 1985.

"Trends in Social Work Education," Keynote Address, Annual Symposium, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1984.

"Content Validation: A Tool for Curriculum Development," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Detroit, MI, 1984 (with Robert J. Teare and Thomas Gauthier).

"Bridging the Gap Between Social Work Education and Practice," Keynote Address,
Alabama/Mississippi Conference on Social Work Education, Anniston, AL, 1984.

"Quality Field Instruction Is Alive and Well???" Keynote Address, Field Instruction Symposium, CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Arlington, TX, 1983 (with Lowell E. Jenkins).

"The Emergence and Current Status of the Social Work Profession: Reflections on the U.S. Experience," Keynote Address, Hawkes Bay and Manawatu Branches, New Zealand Association of Social Workers, 1982.

"Curriculum Development in Social Work Education: Model, Method, and Example," Biannual Conference, New Zealand Association of Social Workers, Auckland, NZ, 1982.

"Field Instruction/Classroom Instruction/Social Work Practice: A Critical Triad in Social Work Education," Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ, 1982.

"Building the Field Instruction Curriculum: From Basic Philosophy to Learning Tasks," The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AUS, 1982.

"Declassification of Social Work Jobs: Implications for Validating Job Requirements and Curricula," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Louisville, KY, 1981 (with Robert J. Teare, Peter Weidenaar, and Thomas P. Gauthier).

"Graduate Dean-Undergraduate Director: Similarities, Contrasts, and Uniquenesses," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Louisville, KY, 1981 (with John T. Gandy, Jerry L. Randolph, and Lowell E. Jenkins).

"The Practice-Education Relationship in the 1980's: Shall We Marry, Continue Living Together, or Terminate This Relationship?" Keynote Address, Social Work Day '81, The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS, 1981.

"Validating Social Work Credentials: Challenge to Education and Practice," NASW Symposium, Cleveland, OH, 1980 (with Robert J. Teare and Thomas P. Gauthier).

"Remote Learning in Social Work Education," Fourth Annual Rural Social Work Conference, Cheyenne, WY, 1979 (with Richard Mimiaga).

"Welfare Aid to Social Work Education: Learning Opportunities in Public Social Service Field Units," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Boston, MA, 1979 (with David Burgess).

"Curriculum Development and Field Experience in Social Work Education," Invitational Paper, CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Boston, MA, 1979 (with Lowell E. Jenkins).

"Social Work Accreditation: The Defense Rests," Keynote Address, North-Central Conference on Social Work Education, La Crosse, WI, 1979.

"Alternate Approaches to Distance Learning," Second Big Sky Conference, Calgary, CAN, 1979.

"Generalist Field Instruction," CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 1977 (with Lowell E. Jenkins).

"Building and Implementing the Social Work Program: From Grand Design to Nuts and Bolts," Keynote Address, Alabama-Mississippi Conference on Social Work Education, Jackson, MS, 1977.

Professional, Community, and University Service

Allyn and Bacon, Inc.
2007 - Developer, On-line Social Work/Social Welfare History Timeline
2002-2004 - Consulting Editor for Social Work and Family Therapy List

Council on Social Work Education
2007-present CSWE Past-Presidents Advisory Group
2006 Significant Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 Gero-Ed Center, Evaluator, “A Planned Change Model: Preparing
Gerontologically-Competent Graduates”
2005CSWE Senior Scholar
2002-2005 Publications and Media Commission
1990-2002 APM Program Corresponding Committee
1984-1986 President
1984 Leader, Workshop on Chairing a Social Work Department (Fort Collins, CO)
1983-1984 President-elect
1983 Leader, Workshop for New Social Work Program Directors (Louisville, KY)
1982-1984 Editorial Review Board
1977-1980 Secretary
1976 Co-leader, Workshops on Curriculum Linkage and Development (Fort Collins, CO and Richmond, VA)
1975-1978 Accreditation Commission
1975-1977 Educational Planning Commission
1974 Co-leader, Workshop on Undergraduate Curriculum Design (Salt Lake City, UT)
1973-1974 Annual Program Meeting Planning Committee
1973-2000 Accreditation Site Visit Teams
1973-1978 Editorial Review Board

National Association of Social Workers
2005 NASW Center for Workforce Studies, Consultant
2004-present NASW Workforce Study, Panel of Experts Advisory Council
2002 Invited Participant, Forum on the Social Work Labor Market
1997 Chair, Academy of Certified Social Workers Exam Blueprint
Development Committee
1993-1996 Member, ACSW Examination Review Committee
1991 Founding Member, Academy of Certified Baccalaureate Social Workers
1990 ACBSW Examination Subject Matter Committee
1985 Florida Chapter/National Office Job Classification Validation Project
1980-1982 Chair, Curriculum Task Force, National Job Classification
Validation Study
1977-1978 Task Force on the Classification of Social Work Knowledge
1976-1978 Publication Committee
1975-1976 Colorado Professional Standards Committee
1968-1969 President, Kansas Council of NASW Chapters
1966-1967 Chair, Topeka Chapter of NASW
1963-1965 Lobbyist and Chair, Kansas NASW Legislative Committee
1963-present Academy of Certified Social Workers

Baccalaureate Program Directors Association
1998-2002 Consulting Editor, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
1978 Program Chair, Conference on Competency-Based Social Work Education (Estes Park, CO)
1975 Founding Member
International Association of Schools of Social Work
1984-1986 Board of Directors
National Consortium on Interprofessional Practice and Education
1985-1990, Steering Committee
Association of Social Work Boards
2005-2007 National Examination Committee
1997-1999 Test Item Writer

The CLASS Foundation
2000-present Board Member, Chair of Grants Committee John A. Hartford Foundation
2003 Evaluation Consultant, Practicum Partnership Programs

Human Animal Bond in Colorado State University
2006-present Executive Committee
Colorado Department of Human Services
2000-2002 Child Welfare Workforce Hiring Committee
1975-1980 Advisory Committee on Title XX Training
Colorado Department of Health
1993-94 Advisory Board on Violence Prevention
West Virginia Project on Baccalaureate Curriculum Development
1975-1978 Educational Consultant
Administration, Curriculum Development, and Telecommunication Consultation
1976-1995, 45 Colleges and Universities
Family Support Alliance, Fort Collins, Colorado
1992-1995 Program Evaluator (Kellogg Foundation Project)
United Way of Fort Collins, Colorado
1980-1981 President
1979-1980 Vice-President
1976-1979 Chair, Allocations Committee
1974-76 Member, Allocation Committee
Poudre School District
2007 Community Member, Accreditation Review Committee
Standardized Clients and Learner-Centered Simulation (FIPSE) Project (University of Alabama)
1995-1999 National Advisory Panel of Experts

Colorado State University (beyond CAHS administrative and School of Social Work activities)


  • Faculty Council, Faculty Council Executive Committee
  • Search Committees (Chair, CAHS Associate Dean for Research; Member, Public

    • Policy Institute Director; Member, Associate Vice-Provost for Faculty Affairs;
    • Member, Joseph Phelps Endowed Chair of Construction Management; Chair,
    • Western Slope Social Work Program Coordinator; Chair, Department of Food
    • Science and Human Nutrition, Department Head; Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences Department Head; Chair, College of Applied Human Sciences
    • Technology Coordinator; Chair, Department of Industrial Sciences Department
    • Head; Black Admissions Officer; Upward Bound Director; Title IX Coordinator;
    • Women's Swim Coach; Hispanic Recruiter)

  • External Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee requiring full professor input
    (Health and Exercise Science [member], Occupational Therapy [chair])
  • Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Equal Opportunity Council (including several grievance panels)
  • Colorado Western Slope Energy Impact Project (Kellogg Foundation)
  • Departmental Review Committee (Communication Disorders)

  • Chair, Redirection Committee (Dept. of Physical Education reoriented to Exercise
    and Sport Science)
  • Institute for Health and Human Services Steering Committee
  • Fostering Families Project (at-home training module development)
  • Title IV-E Eligibility Project (video support and evaluation)
  • Non-traditional Student Committee (Chair)
  • Co-Principal Investigator (Rural School Social Work Grant, U.S. Dept. of Education,
    3 year funding @ approximately $95,000 per year)
  • Consultant, “Social Work Leadership Initiative: Growing a Workforce to Care for Older
    Adults.” New York Academy of Medicine and John A. Hartford Foundation.
    Practicum Partnership Program, $75,000
  • Program Evaluator, High Plains/Intermountain Center on Agricultural Health and
    Safety (National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Provost's N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation Selection Committee
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Education: Centralized vs. Decentralized
  • Provost's Committee on Professional Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education Division Committee on Distance Education
  • Cost Accounting Implementation Advisory Committee and Trainer in Cost
    Accounting Standards
  • AHS Dean’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure
  • Agriculture Experiment Station Competitive Allocation Panels
  • KS/UP # 3 (Distance Learning) Strategic Planning Committee
  • CSU Council of Research Associate Deans
  • Cooperative Extension Associate Director’s Advisory Committee
  • Colorado Public Policy Institute Planning Committee
  • Vice President for Research and Information Technology’s Research Services
    Evaluation Task Force
  • Task Force on the Implementation of HIPPA Standards
  • Provost’s Workload/Funding Models Workgroup
  • School of Education, Chair, Grade Appeal Committee