Statement from faculty and staff at PSU’s School of Social Work on Ferguson

Ferguson: We stand with you Faculty and Staff of the Portland State University School of Social Work stand in solidarity with communities working to address racism in our society, and in particular in our criminal legal system.  We are saddened and outraged by the St. Louis County grand jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson, theContinue reading “Statement from faculty and staff at PSU’s School of Social Work on Ferguson”

No one is free while others are oppressed

I’ve been struggling for the last several months with the intersectionality and hierarchy created around race, gender, and sexual orientation. I’ve experienced  some personal, professional, and public challenges in these areas.  One example is that I’ve been watching and waiting for people to react to the George Zimmerman verdict for the last few weeks. I’ve beenContinue reading “No one is free while others are oppressed”


I’m taking part in the Academic Writing Month challenge. My goal for the month: Two full article drafts from my dissertation and a complete literature review for the new research project I’m working on. Strategy: Write Mondays and Fridays. 1st article draft done by 11/10, literature review done by 11/20, and 2nd article done byContinue reading “AcWriMo”

Dissertation Defense Announcement

School of Social Work University of Minnesota Dissertation Defense Announcement “Examining the effects of fathers’ social support on parenting stress and potential for violence against women and children”  Ericka Kimball Wednesday, July 11, 11:30am-12:00pm Room 280, Peters Hall All Faculty, Students, Staff and Others Invited Abstract: Parenthood is a life-changing event that requires preparation andContinue reading “Dissertation Defense Announcement”

Informal supports for children exposed to domestic violence

Yesterday, at the conference presentation I did, they began with by reading my bio. Basically it states my education and my research interests. I was presenting on ethical considerations with social media in social work. As usual, after the presentation, attendees will come talk to me about the presentation and seek resources. However, yesterday wasContinue reading “Informal supports for children exposed to domestic violence”