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Sarah Taylor, MSW, PhD Faculty Profile

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Sarah  Taylor, MSW, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Social Work

Sarah Taylor, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Social Work at California State University, East Bay. Her research focuses on promoting well-being, building collaboration, and reducing inequities across human service systems. She explores these themes in a variety of contexts, including higher education, mental health, disability, and LGBTQ+ communities. Sarah's work involves collaboration with community partners on research and evaluation projects of interest to stakeholders, with a focus on applied, community-based, participatory action research. She has completed two photovoice program evaluation projects, one with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and the other with the Arc of Alameda County. Her current collaborative projects include:

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys local and international travel, vegetarian cooking, and lots of walks in nature with her family.

  • B.A. Sociology, Vassar College NY
  • M.S.W. Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
  • PhD. Social Welfare, UC Berkeley
Spring Semester 2019
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Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

*Denotes current or former student

Taylor, S., Wright, A.C., Pothier, H.*, Hill, C.*, & Rosenberg, M.* (accepted).  It’s like I have an advantage in all this: Experiences of advocacy by parents of children with disabilities from professional backgrounds. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.

Khosla, N., Gamba, R., Taylor, S., Adediji, L., Bovey, J.*, Engelman, A., Jones-Bey, A., Kwan Lan, T.*, Vo, H.*, Washington, V.*, & Inch, E. (accepted). Academic goal-setting among college students experiencing food insecurity, housing
instability, and other challenges in a diverse public university. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.

Taylor, S., Barr, B. D., O'Neal-Khaw, J., Schlichtig, B., & Hawley, J. L. (2018). Refining your queer ear: Empowering LGBTQ+ clients in speech-language pathology practice. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups3(14), 72-86.

Taylor, S., Battis, C., Carnochan, S., Henry, C., Balk, M., & Austin, M. (2018). Exploring trauma-informed practice in public child welfare through qualitative data-mining of case records. The Journal of Public Child Welfare. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2018.1500967 A limited number of full-text copies are available at this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/US9tPNZxsmf2XhFPEeR2/full

Henry, C., Liner-Jigamian, N., Carnochan, S., Taylor, S., & Austin, M. (2018). Parental substance use: How child welfare workers make the case for court intervention. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 69-78. 

Taylor, S. and Conley Wright, A. (2017). The role of not-for-profit organisations in supporting advocacy and leadership in parents of children with disabilities: A cross-national perspective. Third Sector Review, 23(2), 81-107.

Taylor, S., Carnochan, S., Pascual, G., & Austin, M.J. (2016). Engaging employers as partners in subsidized employment programs. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 43(1), 149-170.

Carnochan, S., Taylor S., Pascual, G., & Austin, M.J.. (2014). Employer-employee relationships in subsidized employment programs: The role of soft skills. Families in Society, 95(3), 187-194.

Wright, A. C., & Taylor, S. (2014). Advocacy by parents of young children with special needs: Activities, processes, and perceived effectivenessJournal of Social Service Research40(5), 591-605.

Benton, A., Androff, D., David-Barr, B., and Taylor, S. (2012). Of quant jocks and qual outsiders: Doctoral student narratives on the quest for training in qualitative research. Qualitative Social Work, 11(3), 232-248.

Taylor, S. (2011). Educational and vocational exploration in vulnerable youth. Child and Youth Services, 32(4), 355-379.

Taylor, S. & Anthony, E. (2011). Infusing early intervention for substance use into community mental health services for transitioning youth. Social Work in Mental Health, 9(3), 163-180.

Anthony, E., Taylor, S., & Raffo, Z. (2010). Early intervention for substance abuse among youth and young adults with mental health conditions: An exploration of community mental health practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38(3), 131-141.

Cosner Berzin, S. & Taylor, S. (2009). Preparing foster youth for independent living: Collaboration between county independent living programs and community-based youth-serving agencies. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 3(3), 254-274.

Taylor, S. Engaging and retaining vulnerable youth in a short-term longitudinal qualitative study. (2009). Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 8(3), 491-308.

Stone, S., Austin, M., Berzin, S., Taylor, S. (2008). Exploring the knowledge base of HB&SE using the concept of reciprocity. Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 16(3), 89-106.

Cohen, E., Adams, N., Dougherty, R., Clark, J.D., Taylor, S. (2007). The intersection of transformation and quality in mental health treatment: Implementing the California Learning Collaborative. International Journal of Mental Health, 36(2), 21-35.

Carnochan, S., Taylor, S., Abramson-Madden, A., Han, M., Rashid, S., Maney, J., et al. (2006). Child welfare and the courts: An exploratory study of the relationship between two complex systems. The Journal of Public Child Welfare, (1)1, 117-136.

Taylor, S. (2006). Educating future practitioners of social work and law: Exploring the origins of inter-professional misunderstanding. Children and Youth Services Review. (28)6, 638-653.

Carnochan, S., Ketch, V., De Marco, A., Taylor, S., Abramson, A., & Austin, M. (2005). Assessing the initial impact of welfare reform: A synthesis of research studies. The Social Policy Journal, 4(1), 3-31.

Hastings, J., Taylor, S., Austin, M. (2005). The status of low-income families in the post-welfare reform environment: Mapping the relationships between poverty and family. The Journal of Health and Social Policy, 21(1), 33-63.

Taylor, S., Austin, M., & Mulroy, E. (2005). Evaluating the social environment component of human behavior and the social environment courses through an analysis of course outlines. The Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 10(3), 61-84. (Reprinted in The conundrum of human behavior in the social environment, by M. Feit and J. Wodarski, Eds., 2005, Binghamton, NY: Haworth.)

Taylor, S., Mulroy, E., & Austin, M. (2005). Social work textbooks on human behavior and the social environment: An analysis of the social environment component. The Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 10(3), 85-110. (Reprinted in The conundrum of human behavior in the social environment, by M. Feit and J. Wodarski, Eds., 2005, Binghamton, NY: Haworth.)

Book Chapters and Other Academic Contributions

Woods, D.R., Taylor, S., Austin, D., Beck, J., Chung, K., Couch, S., Davis, E.M., Fauth, B., Geron, K., Ireland, D.K., Kupers, E., Massey, M., Rowley, A.J., Stein, J., & Weiss, J. (2015). Building an inclusive, accessible, and responsive campus at California State University East Bay, 2010-2015. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally Linguistically Diverse Populations, 22(2), 44-63.

Stone, S., Anyon, Y., Berzin, S., Taylor, S., & Austin, M. (2012). Human behavior and the social environment: Exploring conceptual foundations in Thyer, B., Dulmas, C., and Sowers, K. (Eds.) Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theories for Social Work Practice.

Clark, H.B., Taylor, S., and Deschenes, N. (2010). Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model: Understanding youth perspectives and practices for improving their community life outcomes in Cheney, D. (Ed.) Transition of secondary students with emotional or behavioral disorders: Current approaches for positive outcomes. (2nd Edition). Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Career Development and Transition & The Council for Exceptional Children.

Stone, S., Cosner Berzin, S., Taylor, S., & Austin, M. (2008). Human behavior and the social environment: Exploring conceptual foundations In B. Thyer (Ed.), Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare, Volume 2: Human behavior in the social environment. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley and Sons.

Public Engagement

Taylor, S. (2018, April 24).  Comments on the Alameda Unified School District Strategic Plan for Special Education. Parent participant perspective shared at the Board of Education Meeting. (Recording; speech begins at 20.07; Text available as a blog post on The Medium).

Taylor, S. (2017, April 10). Home among the gum trees: An American family's amazing Australian adventure. Fragile X Association of Australia Newsletter.

Taylor, S. (2017, March 28). Commentary: How will AUSD respond to landmark ruling for special education students? Alameda Sun. (Local paper with circulation of over 20,000.)

Taylor, S. (2017, January 9). Education for children with disabilities and the next attorney general.  Blog on The Medium. (779 views between January-April 2017.)

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (past five years)

*denotes current or former student

Taylor, S., Maguire, J. Crutchfield, R., Hermoso, J., Graham, J., Inch, E., Jones-Bey, A., Adediji, L., Bovey, J., Engelman, A., Gamba, R., Khosla, N., Kwan Lan, T., Bergeron, S., Lindfors, A., Ingram, D., Scharberg, M., Scudder, C., Vang, D.T., Padilla, N.D., & Meyer-Adams, N. (2019, October).  Basic needs in a statewide university system: Meeting students where they are. Oral panel presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.  

Taylor, S., Khosla, N., Gamba, R., Adediji, L., Bergeron, S., Bovey, J., Engelman, Ingram, D., Jones-Bey, A., Kwan Lan, T., Lindfors, A., Scharberg, M., & Inch, E. (2019, July). Goal attainment in college students from underprivileged backgrounds. Oral presentation at the International Conference for Social Development, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Taylor, S., Kashinath, S., Khosla, N., Gamba, R., Brown, C., Engleman, A., Adediji, L., Bovey, J.*, Kwan Lan, T.*, Lindfors, A.*, Bergeron, S.*, Ingram, D., Jones-Bey, A., Scharberg, M., & Inch, E. (2019, March). Going to college with a disability: Building on strengths and addressing challenges to support student success. Two-hour breakout session at the Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.

Taylor, S., Khosla, N., Gamba, R., Bergeron, S.*, Bovey, J.*, Kwan Lan, T.*, Engelman, A., Adediji, L., Lindfors, A.*, Ingram, D., Jones-Bey, A., Scharberg, M., & Inch, E. (2019, March). Enhancing strengths and addressing challenges to support student success. Fifty-minute oral presentation at the Annual California State University Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Fresno State University.

Winter, J., Maerz, B., Taylor, S., Goh, S., Vugia, H., & Kashinath, S. (2019, March). Creating an interprofessional simulation and education program for multiple health care disciplines at a large state university. Co-author of poster presentation delivered by colleagues at the Region One Sigma Theta Tau International Education, Research & Leadership - Global Excellence in Nursing Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Henry, C., Liner-Jigamian, N., Carnochan, C., Taylor, S., & Austin, M. (2018, September). Parental substance use: How child welfare workers make the case for court intervention.  Co-author of poster presentation delivered by C. Henry at the 22nd International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Prague, Czech Republic.

Taylor, S., Battis, C., Carnochan, S., Henry, C., Stanczyk, A., & Austin, M. (2018, January). Linking immigrant youth in child welfare with mental health services. Poster presentation at the annual Society for Social Work Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Taylor, S. & Wright, A. (2017, October). Once upon a time in an IEP: Stories of educational advocacy by parents of children with disabilities. Sixty-minute breakout session at the Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.

Taylor, S. Carnochan, S., Stanczyk, A., Battis, C., & Austin, M.J. (2017, May). Linkages between child welfare and mental health: Promising practices and challenges. Oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Practice Research, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Taylor, S. & Wright, A. (2016, November). The role of non-profit organisations in supporting the advocacy activities of parents of children with additional needs. Oral paper presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference, University of Sydney, Australia.

Taylor, S. & Cohen, E. (2016, June). Evaluation of an innovative recovery-oriented behavioral health program. Oral paper presentation at the 27th Annual Network for Social Work Management Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Taylor, S. & Wright, A. (2016, April). Advocacy activities by parents of children with disabilities: Exhilarating, empowering, and exhausting. Oral paper presentation at the annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.

Taylor, S. Carnochan, S., Pascual, G., & Austin, M. (2015, January). Engaging employers as partners in subsidized employment programs.  Oral paper presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Social Work Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Wright, A. & Taylor, S. (2014, July). Advocacy by parents of young children with special needs: Activities, processes, and perceived effectiveness. Co-author of poster presentation delivered by A. Conley Wright at the 13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Taylor, S., Pizzi, D.*, Crispino, N.*, & Mozell, V.* (2014, June). Hope, family, and possibility: A collaborative program evaluation photovoice project. Oral paper presentation at the 25th Annual Network for Social Work Management Conference, Boston, MA.

Beck, J., Fong, C., Taylor, S., & Wong, R. (2014, March). A small step toward implementing diversity and social justice education through a faculty mentoring program. Co-author of oral paper presentation delivered by J.Beck, C. Fong, and R. Wong at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Taylor, S., Wong, R., Fong, C. & Beck, J. (2014, February). Exploring conceptualization of diversity and social justice in a diverse, public, urban university. Oral paper presentation at the 26th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

INVITED COMMUNITY-BASED PRESENTATIONS (past five years)

Weissinger, E., Carnochan, S., Taylor, S.,  Liner-Jigamian, Henry, C., & Austin, M. (2018, May). Applying qualitative data-mining (QDM) techniques to child welfare data. Co-author of sixty-minute oral presentation delivered by colleagues at the 21st Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium, California Social Work Education Center, Berkeley, CA.

Taylor, S. (2018, February). How providers can support advocacy and leadership in parents of children with disabilities. National webinar and follow-up Facebook Live event in March for the Military Families Learning Network.

Taylor, S. (2018, January). You shouldn't have to be a rocket scientist to access services for kids with disabilities.  National webinar for Family Voices of California.

Taylor, S. (2017, December; 2016, September; 2015, January & June). Resilience, coffee, and community: How parents advocate for children with special needs. 2017, December: Alameda Special Education Family Support Group Workshop, Alameda, CA. 2016, September: Noah's Shoalhaven, Parent Room Workshop Series, Nowra, Australia. In 2015, both presentations  were with Family Voices of California, Parent Advocate Training Series, in two different formats. January, in-person: Oakland, CA: Family Education Resource Center. June, online: Webinar with over 60 participants from across the U.S.

Taylor, S. (2017, April & September). Being a Professor at a Teaching/Research University. Panelist on a presentation for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (April) and UC Berkeley (September).

Taylor, S. (2017, April & 2016, September). Cultural sensitivity in working with LGBTQ+ communities. September 2016: Guest lecture in a course on diversity taught by L. Keevers in the Department of Social Work at University of Wollongong, Australia. April 2017: Guest lecture in a course on diversity taught by N. Mahendra in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at San Jose State University.

Sisler, S. & Taylor, S. (2017, March). Integrating primary care and behavioral health. Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Intern Training Seminar. San Leandro, CA. (Also presented in 2015, April with N. Schapiro and 2016, April with Miller, A.)

Taylor, S. (2016, November). Narrative analysis of parental advocacy in educational settings. Oral presentation as part of the Early Start Research Institute seminar series, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Keeton, V. & Taylor, S. (2016, January). The intersection of physical and behavioral health. Guest lecture for a course on Child/Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health Conditions taught by N. Shapiro at the University of California, San Francisco.

Taylor, S., Pizzi, D.*, Crispino, N.*, & Mozell, V.* (2015, June). Hope, family, and possibility: A collaborative program evaluation photovoice project. Oral presentation at the Arc of California Annual Executive Meeting. Sacramento, CA.

Taylor, S. & Mazid, S. (2015, May). Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) Workforce Education and Training (WET) needs assessment survey. Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative. Oakland, CA: ACBHCS.

Taylor, S. & Conley Wright, A. (2014, November). I have learned not to take NO for an answer! Advocacy journeys for parents of kids with special needs. Ala Costa Centers Lecture Series. Alameda, CA: Ala Costa Center.

Taylor, S. (2014, September). One of four panelists speaking at How to Get a Job at a Liberal Arts College, a Community College, and a California State University: A Panel Discussion. Fourth Annual PhD Colloquium: Expanded Pathways to Teaching Careers Series. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY, HAYWARD, CA (past five years)

Taylor, S. (2019, May; 2018, April; & 2014, October). Two pots of coffee: Parenting a child with a disability. Guest lecture for a an advanced graduate seminar for students in speech-language pathology taught by S. Kasinath in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Dobb, L., Taylor, S., Seitz, J., & Weiss, J. (2019, April). Research here, research now. Invited to co-present at a workshop organized by the Office of Faculty Development about action research and scholarship of teaching and learning on our campus. 

Taylor, S., Jones-Bey, A., Gamba, R., Khosla, N., Bovey, J., Ingram, D., & Inch, E. (2018, August). I’m barely just hanging in: Who our students are and how to support them. Invited keynote presentation at Back to the Bay.

Seitz, J., Perry, B., Jackson Kimball, D., Ramirez, L., & Taylor, S. (2018, August). How to get it done: Balancing teaching and research. Panel presentation at Back to the Bay.

Woods, D. & Taylor, S. (2017, December & September). Microaggressions. Co-presenter of a workshop offered by the University Office of Diversity, Leadership and Employee Wellness. December: Counseling Services; September: New faculty and department chairs.

Taylor, S. (2017, October). You Shouldn't Have to be a Rocket Scientist to Access Services for Kids with Disabilities.  Oral presentation for the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center

Woods, D. & Taylor, S. (2017, September). Unconscious bias. Co-presenter of a workshop offered by the University Office of Diversity, Leadership and Employee Wellness for diversity advocates on faculty search committees.

Austin, D., Gray, M., Taylor, S., & Williams, S. (2017, September, May, & March). Racial equity ally training. Co-presenter of a workshop offered by the University Office of Diversity, Leadership and Employee Wellness and Diversity and Inclusion Student Center. (September presentation will be an abbreviated version.)

Taylor, S. (2016, May & 2013, May). Cultural sensitivity in working with LGBTQ+ communities. Guest lecture in a course on diversity taught by N. Mahendra in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Baird, P., Czirkelbach, K., Kasinath, S., & Taylor, S. (2016, January). Invisible disabilities. Oral presentation for the Diversity Development Series.

Couch, S., Page, K., Wageman, S., Brady, K., & Taylor, S. (2015, September). All about the money: Finding money for research. Oral presentation at Back to the Bay faculty conference.

Taylor, S. & Woods, D. (2015, March & September). Culturally inclusive and responsive teaching and learning. Oral presentation for the First Year Faculty Experience workshop series. 

Keeton, V. & Taylor, S. (2015, May). Minding the gap: Providing comprehensive care through the integration of primary care and behavioral health. Oral presentation at the Social Work Department's Annual Field Instructor Appreciation Luncheon.

Taylor, S., Wong, R., Fong, C., Austin, D., Akolo, M., & Woods, D. (2014, September). DSJ@CSUEB: Past, Present, and Future. Oral presentation at Back to the Bay faculty conference.

Taylor, S. Pizzi, D.*, Crispino, N.*, Mozell, V.*, Alvarado, F., & Tuttle, R. (2014, May). Hope, family, and possibility: A photovoice exhibit. Co-facilitator of a participatory action research photovoice project, resulting in a public exhibition of the photographers’ works. All photographers were consumers involved in a program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Photographs will be displayed at the CSUEB campus during the opening exhibition in May 2014, and in other community locations in the future.

Chester, D., Taylor, S., Ituarte, S., Harris, M., Komorosky, D., & Massey, M. (2014, April). Diversity and social justice rubric by the CSUEB Faculty Learning Community on Diversity & Social Justice. Oral presentation at the Spring Symposium on Assessment of Core Competencies.

Woods, D., Taylor, S., Davis, E.M., Geron, K., Ituarte, S., Stempel, C., & Ngo, M. (2013, September and 2014, February). Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Environment: Results of the 2011-2012 Diversity Survey. Oral presentations at Back to the Bay faculty conference and during the Week of Inclusive Excellence.

 

Lead Researcher/Co-Investigator, Pioneers for Hope Learning Framework, 2017-2019, Stupski Foundation. Principal Investigator: Provost Edward Inch.

Collaborator/Sub-Award PI, Behavioral Health Workforce Education And Training (BHWET) Program, 2017-2020. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), M01HP31330-01-00. Sub-award through UC Berkeley. PI: Maxwell Davis,

Sub-Award PI (2018-2019)/Project Coordinator (2017-2018), Mental Health Stipend Program, 2017-2018. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development via California Social Work Education Center. 

Collaborator/Sub-Award PI, Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Education for the Collaborative Care of Children with Chronic Conditions (INPEC5), 2014-2017. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HRSA-14-066. Sub-award through UCSF. PI: Naomi Schapiro.

Principal Investigator, Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Social Work Field Placement Project, 2013-2014. Council on Social Work Education/New York Community Trust. 

Principal Investigator, Diversity and Social Justice Faculty Fellows Pilot Program, 2013-2014, Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL) grant, California State University, East Bay. Co-Principal Investigators: Julie Beck, Colleen Fong, and Rose Wong.

Co-Principal Investigator, Diversity and Social Justice Grant Project, 2012-2013, Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL) grant, California State University, East Bay. Principal Investigator: Julie Beck; Co-Principal Investigator: Colleen Fong.

Sub-Award Principal Investigator, Mental Health Curriculum Content Analysis Project, 2010. Zellerbach Foundation, sub-award through Loma Linda University. PI: Bev Buckles.

Project Coordinator, CalSWEC Mental Health Stipend Program, 2009-2011. California Social Work Education Center. Co-Principal Investigators: Evaon Wong-Kim and Dianne Rush Woods.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prevention Science Research Training Program, National Institute of Health, National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, T32 AA014125-04, Program Director: Genevieve Ames.

Associate Research Scientist, Family Strengths in Preventing Adolescent Drug Use, 2007-2009. National Institute of Health, National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, R01 AA015523-01A2, Principal Investigator: Brenda Miller.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Research Fellow, May 2016-September 2018, Bay Area Social Services Consortium, University of California, Berkeley. Fellowship for serving on the leadership team of a multi-county project evaluating the integration of child welfare with mental health service for children and parental substance abuse services for parents.

Research Fellow, January-December 2017, Rainbow Community Center, Concord, CA. Collaborating on a research project to build a model of internalized stigma in LGBTQ+ communities.

Endeavour Fellow, Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Awarded a fellowship to serve as a visiting scholar at the University of Wollongong School of Health and Society and Early Start Research Institute from September-December 2016. 

Service Award, Arc of Alameda County, 2015. Award for the photovoice project, Hope, Family, & Possibility.

Person of Change Award, CSUEB Diversity and Inclusion Student Center, 2014.

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2007

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, Dissertation Fellow, 2006

University of California at Berkeley Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, 2006

University of California at Berkeley Summer Grant, 2005, 2006

Vassar College Fellowship for Graduate Study, 2000, 2004, 2005

School of Social Welfare Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2004

Selected service commitments in the past five years

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Arc of Alameda County, Vice President (2014-present), Chair of the Program Sub-Committee (2011-present), Member-at-large, (2010-2014)
  • Board of Directors, Ala Costa Centers, Member-at-large (2014-present)
  • Volunteer Moderator, Solidarity Sundays National Facebook Group, February 2017-present. Group of over 19,000 people working to support progressive change at local, state, and national levels. 
  • Special Education Strategic Planning Group, Alameda Unified School District, March 2017-April 2018.
  • Special Education Steering Committee, Alameda Unified School District, January 2019-present.

University-wide

  • Faculty in Residence, Faculty Learning Community on Supporting Students Experiencing Complex and Overlapping Challenges, 2018-2019
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Faculty Advisory Committee, 2018-present
  • Faculty Affairs Committee, Member: 2017-present; FAC Special Subcommittee on Disruptive Behavior, Co-chair: 2018-2019
  • Pioneer Pledge Task Force, Member: 2018-present
  • Co-Facilitator, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum Development Project, 2017-2018
  • Committee on Research, Chair: 2013-2016; Member: 2012-2013
  • Renaissance Scholars Advisory Board, 2010-2012 & 2015-2016
  • Principal Investigator Advisory Committee, 2014-2016
  • Faculty in Residence, Faculty Learning Community on Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Teaching, 2014-2015
  • Diversity and Social Justice Assessment Project Member, 2014-2015

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Community Advisory Board Member, 2019-present
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Retention Committee member, 2019-2020
  • Criminal Justice Dept Retention Committee, 2018-2019 (Chair) & 2015-2016.
  • Sociology Dept Retention Committee member, 2017-2018.
  • Ethnic Studies Dept Retention Committee member, 2017-2018.
  • Curriculum Committee Member, 2014-2016

Department of Social Work

  • Curriculum Committee, Co-Chair: 2018-2019; Chair: 2011-2013; 2014-2015; Member: 2009-2011
  • Student Performance Committee, Chair: 2018-2019
  • Retention Committee, Chair: 2018-2019
  • Re-affirmation Committee, Member: 2017-2018
  • Quarter-to-Semester Conversion Committee, Co-chair, 2015-2016
  • Research Sequence, Chair: 2013-present; Co-Chair: 2010-2011; 2012-2013; 2017-present; Member: 2011-2012
  • Retention Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
  • Assessment Committee, Chair: 2013-2014; Member: 2009-2010; 2014-2016
  • Mental Health Concentration Co-Chair, 2009-2012; 2014-2016
  • Admissions application reviewer, 2009-present
  • Departmental Faculty Search Committees:
    • Tenure-Track, Diversity Advocate: 2019-2020; Chair: 2017-2018; Member: 2013-2014, 2014-2015
    • Field Director Search Committee, Chair, Spring 2015

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 2019-present
  • Current Ad Hoc Reviewer for:
    • Qualitative Social Work
    • Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
    • International Journal of Qualitative Methods
    • PLOS One
  • Professional memberships
    • Council on Social Work Education
    • Influencing Social Policy
    • Society for Social Work and Research

Community-Based Professional Consulting (past five years)

  • Independent Evaluation Consultant, Alameda County Behavioral Health, Oakland, CA: CHOICES for Community Living Program Evaluation, 2010-2015
  • Independent Evaluation Consultant, Alameda County Behavioral Health, Oakland, CA: Workforce, Education, and Training Survey Development, 2014-2015
  • Independent Evaluation Consultant, Bay Area Social Services Consortium, Berkeley CA: Subsidized Employment Evaluation, 2011-2014

Training and Other Relevant Experience 

  • Completion of TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals course, Samuel Merritt University, October 2018
  • Selected to participate in the Research to Policy Boot Camp hosted by the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC, March 2017
  • Faculty Consultant and Academic Adviser, Three-Year MSW Program, 2013-2016
  • Coordinator, Three-Year MSW Program, 2012-2013
  • Co-Coordinator, Three-Year MSW Program, 2010-2012
  • CalSWEC-II Mental Health Grant Project Coordinator/Lecturer, 2009-2011

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