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Addis Ababa University Faculty

Visiting Adjunct Faculty at AAU

Abye Tasse

Abye Tasse, PhD
Vice President for International Affairs and External Relations
Dean of the School of Social Work

E-mail: Abyetas@aau.edu.et

Abye Tasse, PhD is Vice President for International Affairs and External Relations, and Dean of the School of Social Work at Addis Ababa University. He is President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. Abye has also worked to develop social work education in Romania and Cameroon. His scholarship includes research design in social sciences, immigrant and refugee matters, comparative research on migration, policy on social work education, and monitoring, evaluation, and the restructuring of higher education institutions. Abye has written Ethiopians in France and the United States: New forms of migration. Paris, l'Harmattan, 2004, (402 pages).

Abye Tasse, PhD

Melese Getu, PhD

E-mail: melese@sosa.aau.edu.et

(Bio currently not available)

Sandhya Jossi

Sandhya Jossi, PhD

E-mail: san.sandhya@gmail.com

Sandhya Jossi, PhD joined Addis Ababa University in November 2005 and has taught courses in Community Health and Social Problems, and Integrated Practice Methods II. Previously, Dr. Jossie was a professor at M.S. University of Baroda in India. There she was a Member of the National Panel on Social Work Education constituted by University Grants Commission of India, the apex body that sets standards and overall functions as a regulatory authority. She has also worked in international organizations like Population Council, Project Concern International, SNV Ethiopia and had undertaken consultancy with Ford Foundation, UNFPA, University Grants Commission of India, and Concern Ethiopia. Her areas of special interest are child survival, population issues and development, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, organization and institutional development, gender.

Margaret  E. Adamek

Margaret E. Adamek, PhD

E-mail: madamek@iupui.edu

Margaret E. Adamek, PhD is the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Work at Indiana University in Indianapolis. As a member of the first cohort of Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars, Dr. Adamek conducted a study focusing on depression among long-term care residents. Her research interests center around mental health issues of older adults, particularly elder suicide. Dr. Adamek earned her B.S. in Social Work in 1982 from the University of Dayton, her M.S.W from Washington University in 1983, and her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1989. She completed a one year postdoc at the University of Michigan focused on applied issues in aging research.

Errol S. Bolden

Errol S. Bolden, MSW, MPH, PhD

E-mail: embolden@coppin.edu

Errol S. Bolden, MSW, MPH, PhD is the Field Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, Coppin State College. Dr. Bolden has taught graduate social work courses at the University of South Carolina’s satellite location in Seoul Korea and serves as a senior part-time lecturer at the Cave Hill campus of University of the West Indies. His research areas include community and organizational capacity building, disengaged dads, family issues and the recruitment and retention of black males in higher education and international social work. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Caribbean Journal of Social Work and the Board of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc., and Project PLASE.

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield, PhD

E-mail: akj@uic.edu

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield, PhD is a Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her scholarship includes international social work education, the nonprofit sector in Romania, participatory community change, and asset based community development in Ethiopia. She is co-editor of University-Community Partnerships: Colleges and Universities in Civic Engagement (2005) and Interdisciplinary Community Development: International Perspectives (2007), published by Haworth Press, Inc. Dr. Butterfield is a leader of ACOSA, and a member of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Global Social Work Education. Her research includes international higher education partnerships in Ethiopia funded by the Great Cities Institute and HED, and the Gedam Sefer University-Community Partnership. She is Co-PI of a project with Bahir Dar University to establish an M.Ed for School Directors in Ethiopia. In 2007, Alice received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St. Louis.

Valerie Nash Chang

Valerie Nash Chang, PhD

E-mail: vchang@iupui.edu

Valerie Nash Chang received her PhD in social work from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. A member of the Indiana University School of Social Work faculty since 1980, she is currently a full professor emeritus. She received eight teaching awards including the prestigious President's Award for Teaching Excellence, developed the Indiana University School of Social Work PhD course on teaching in social work, and mentors doctoral students and beginning faculty. Dr. Chang has received seven grants, written numerous articles published in referred journals and three books, and presented more than forty papers at major conferences.

Richard Kordesh

Richard Kordesh, PhD

E-mail: kordesh@uic.edu

Richard Kordesh, PhD has focused his career on public policy design and its impact on community development. He has over 25 years of experience in university teaching, planning, research, and consulting devoted to strengthening distressed communities. He is the author of Restoring Power to Parents and Places: The Case for Family-Based Community Development (iUniverse Press). Dr. Kordesh is Principal Investigator, Housing as a Productive Family Asset, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005-2008. He is Director of the GAPS Initiative, a statewide capacity building project for nonprofits and small municipalities in Illinois. Other recent projects include an examination of comprehensive community development initiatives in five US cities. He is a leader of a new urban horticultural enterprise, "Sweet Beginnings," which provides transitional jobs for ex-offenders in Chicago. He also directed Illinois Workforce Advantage, a place-based community development project focusing on nine rural and urban communities. He has published many articles and policy papers addressing children, family, and community development issues.

Larry W. Kreuger

Larry W. Kreuger, MA, MSW, PhD

E-mail: KreugerL@missouri.edu

Larry W. Kreuger, MA, MSW, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri. He has taught policy and clinical and program evaluation in seven different universities, including a visiting professorship at GWB-Washington University-St. Louis. In addition to policy and research courses at the MSW level he offers doctoral courses on research methods and a seminar on issues in philosophy of science and theory. He has co-authored two textbooks, Social Work: Seeking Relevance in the 21st Century, by Haworth Press, and Social Work Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Applications, published by Allyn and Bacon.

Nathan Linsk

Nathan Linsk, PhD

E-mail: nlinsk@uic.edu

Nathan Linsk, PhD, is the Principal Investigator of the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center and the Great Lakes Addictions Technology Transfer Center. He is a Professor of Social Work at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Linsk has extensive clinical experience serving individuals with HIV/AIDS in a number of settings, and has been involved in the training of health care providers in HIV/AIDS nationally and internationally for 10 years. In 1994, he co-chaired the International Society for AIDS Education conference. His international consultation includes Romania (PI on World AIDS Foundation Grant, 1991-1994), Namibia, Malawi and Ethiopia. He was awarded a Fulbright Research Award in Ethiopia in 2006. His latest work in Africa is a partnership project in Tanzania on social work education and training on HIV/AIDS and the orphan situation.

Robert L. Miller

Robert L Miller, PhD

E-mail: rmiller@albany.edu

Robert L. Miller, Jr., Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.Phil is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany where he teaches first year and advance clinical courses at the MSW level. His advanced courses include Spirituality and Social Work practice as well as Cultural Diversity and Social Work Practice. His research explores the intersection of spirituality, HIV disease and African Americans. He is the solo author of ten articles. He edited a qualitative methods research text, Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research: A Practical Primer, soon to be published by Columbia University Press. He has been a visiting professor/lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Donna Petras

Donna Petras, PhD

E-mail: dpetras3@comcast.net

Donna Petras, PhD has extensive experience in child welfare services and directed the foster care program for the State of Illinois. Her previous international work includes working with officials at the national and judet levels through a USAID funded project to transform the Romanian child welfare services from institutionalization of children to a family based system of care. She headed an international partnership between the Child Welfare League of America, 25 states and the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland to develop the FosterPride/AdoptPride training program for foster and adoptive parents. Her research includes extended family caregivers for orphan and vulnerable children, including stressors and the supports needed for quality child development. Dr. Petras is involved as the child welfare expert trainer in a Twinning Center partnership between the the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Institute of Social Work, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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