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A rich tapestry of service and practice has contributed to the well-being of the citizens of Oklahoma and to our nation. Many have given their most valuable resources to help to build this school brick by brick. But, we understand that our school extends well beyond the bricks and mortar of our beautiful building. Our legacy and our mission — just like the profession of social work — is about people. Social workers dedicate themselves to empowering others and alleviating human suffering. Brave enough to stand up for those who need it — even in the face of bullies and difficult adversaries. They fight for social justice and equality — believing in fairness by making difficult judgements and decisions every day with confidence. Social workers are professionals who see the beauty in the chaos. Who can find the hopeful child within, the hidden potential masked in the trials of survival and who believes in the power of people to change themselves, their communities and the world. If we have not already, many of us will need the assistance of a social worker at different times in our lives. And because social workers work in a myriad of settings across the lifespan, you can encounter them just about anywhere. They are not frequently in the spotlight, but they are there when light is needed. We are proud of our history, past accomplishments and service — and there is much to be proud of. We must remember that our work is not yet complete. We still live in a state, nation and world where social workers are sorely needed. Our social problems are not simple, they are complex, historic and require innovative solutions across multiple systems levels. They require effective teams able to collaborate effectively for social good. I am confident that the next 100 years will produce future professionals with the competence and skills to meet these challenges. — Julie Miller-Cribbs, PhD, MSW Speech from the Evening of Celebration



Table of Contents

1917 1929 1950 1953 1969


Evening of Celebration: 100 Years of Social Work



Simulation Brings Practice to the Classroom



Strong Family Development Matters: The Knee Center for Strong Families



From Limited Events to a Program of Continuing Education: The Evolution of the Oklahoma Program for Professional Development in Social Work and Human Services



Jim Rosenthal: Making a Difference for Three Decades



Bridging Social Work & Team-Based Healthcare: The Center for Social Work in Healthcare (CSWHC)



International Child Welfare Exchange Program


Faculty & Staff


Jerome Dowd

Jennings J. Rhyne

Vilona P. Cutler

Stanley Clifton

Robert Culp

Francis Pierce

Kenneth R. Wedel

Julia M. Norlin Kenneth R. Wedel (Interim Director)

Roosevelt Wright, Jr.

Donald R. Baker

2013 Julie Miller-Cribbs

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS Respecting diversity is a core principle in social work education and practice. Supporting minority students to achieve a social work degree is the focus of this fund. Increasing the availability of scholarships for minority students will ensure that the next generation of Oklahoma social workers are as diverse as the populations they serve. NADINE J. ROACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRACTICUM PERFORMANCE The practicum experience is a key component of social work education and provides our students with high-quality, real-world training. Honoring outstanding practicum students is an important tradition in the school. Since 1982, funds from the Nadine J. Roach Memorial Award have allowed for the recognition of exemplary performance by our students in the field. COMMUTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Our array of flexible program options for working students allows many of our students to commute from rural Oklahoma to Norman or Tulsa to attend class. This commute adds additional educational expenses for these students, who expend a great deal of effort to complete their degrees. Many of these students live in rural areas and ultimately serve in communities with high needs and few social workers after graduation. Our support of them is vital to the future of the social work workforce in Oklahoma. HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIPS Over 80 percent of our students rely on financial aid to cover the cost of their education, with an average student loan debt of $33,000. Increased scholarships, such as the Heritage Scholarship, are critical to reducing the student loan debt of our newest graduates. Social workers provide services to vulnerable populations, often at salaries that do not easily reduce the burden of student debt.




100 YEARS CELEBRATION For 100 years, the Anne and Henry Zarrow School

of Social Work has been dedicated to advancing relevant and high-quality knowledge and values of social work practice useful in preparing competent social workers who can elevate the status of people, populations or communities that experience considerable vulnerability and injustice within Oklahoma and the broader society.

100 Years Timeline 1917

The School of Social Service is created within the Sociology Department, College of Arts & Sciences


Essie Novella Gould named first supervisor of field work


First child welfare course offered


Community organization added as a third area of practice


Dr. J.J. Rhyne appointed director Five new courses added to the curriculum Social Work Club formed


School of Social Work created


First site visit made to the school for accreditation


National Mental Health Act passed


Dr. Vilona Cutler appointed director


2-Year MSW Program accredited



Deena Fisher, and 100th Honorees Connie Schlittler and Kylene Rehder


OU-Tulsa President Dr. John Schumann


Timeline Continued

OU President David L. Boren


Dr. Stanley Clifton appointed director


Dr. Lennie-Marie Tollier appointed as the first African American tenure eligible faculty at OU Norman campus


School moves to 1005 Jenkins


American Indian Social Work Education Program began


Received Federal Title XX Funding Undergraduate program accredited


Rhyne Hall building named


MSW concentration year courses offered in Tulsa


Received federal Title IV-E child welfare funding


Social Work faculty, staff and students respond to Murrah Building Bombing


Hall of Fame established


Board of Visitors formed


Dual degree for MSW/MPH approved


Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professorships in Public Health & Mental Health established and assistant director added in Tulsa


90th Anniversary



Ruth Irelan & Junior Koenig Knee Endowment Established Anne and Henry Zarrow Endowment for Development of a new building to house the newly named Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Social Work participates in the Summer Institute, an opportunity for social work students to be immersed in community medicine alongside Tulsa faculty and fellow students in medicine, pharmacy, and nursing.

Judy Kishner, daughter of Anne and Henry Zarrow with Julie Cohen, granddaughter of Anne and Henry Zarrow and Theo Cohen, great grandson of Anne and Henry Zarrow 100 YEARS OF SOCIAL WORK | SOCIAL WORK MAGAZINE 2017

“Research has clearly identified the primacy of human relationships. We need one another, and healthy relationships to enhance our lives from the beginning to the end. This is a core tenet of our profession.” — Julie Miller-Cribbs, PhD, MSW


BOARD OF VISITORS Chairman Randy Tate Secretary Cyd Roberts Hall of Fame Awards Committee Co-Chairs Edwina Luker & Bob Mann Development Committee Chair Mike Fogarty Membership Committee Chair Connie Schlittler Scholarship Committee Chair Sherry Oliver Alumni Relations Committee Chair Shawn Partridge

Bonnie Ballantine Carol Behrens Carol Bridges Mike Brose Peter Correia Patricia Fennell Greer Fites Mike Fogarty Kim Garrett JoAnne Goin Jeffrey Harlin Nola Harrison Grace Kelley Mary Jo Kinzie Edward Lake Bob Mann James Marks Patricia Mathes-Kerr Joe McElhaney Sherry Oliver Shawn Partridge Latonya Robinson Sarah Schulz Elizabeth Shumate Juli Skinner Randy Tate Alecia Teacher Jeff Wade Terri White

EMERITUS MEMBERS Don Abbott Bernard Albaugh Patty Albaugh Fran Alltizer Lenore Arlee Lynda Arnold Cheryl Bay Candace Blalock Flanders Byford Don Carter Jeff Chace Wayne Chess Jacqueline Cook Terrie Fritz Linda Ketcher Goodrich Larry Gross Audry Haldaman Howard Hendricks Elma Holder Oscar Jackson Ina Javellas Ammon Jenkins Charlotte Kendrick Gail Lapidus Robert Lee Edwina Luker Sue Lunsford Mike McCurtain

Rietta Miller Sharon Neuwald Julia Norlin Tim O’Conner Virginia Olds Cyd Roberts Evelyn Seaton Connie Schlittler Sue Settles M. Jodie Standard Gary Theilen Jerry Toops James Ybarra



100 for the 100th

For a century, committed individuals have made a positive difference in the state through collaboration, innovative problem solving and dedication to the mission of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. As part of the 100 th anniversary celebration, the school recognized 100 individuals who have contributed to the school’s incredible history and its impact on the state and beyond throughout the past century. These individuals have impacted the school itself, provided outstanding contributions to the profession of social work, demonstrated leadership, and/or contributed to their community or field of practice. Through the tireless work of these individuals, Oklahoma is a better place.

Patricia Albaugh Bernard Albaugh Gwen Allen Fran Alltizer Don Anderson Claudia Arthrell Donald Baker Angela Bauer Rodney Bivens Alice Blue David Boren Sam Bowman Carol Bridges Mike Brose Ben Brown Grace Browning* Jim Burke Sally Carter Jeff Chace Wayne Chess Richard Chuculate* Gerry Clancy Catherine Claybrook Stanley Clifton* Sherri Cone Jacqueline Cook Shirley Cox Robert Culp* Vilona Cutler* Kelly Damphousse Hayden Donahue* Mike Dover Jerome Dowd* Judy Eason-McIntyre John Eckenberger* Linda Edmondson Suzy Ewing Pat Fennell Greer Fites Mike Fogarty Edsel W. Ford, Sr.* Doris Fransein Diane Freeman Pat Froehle Karen Gaddis Mary Grissom Larry Gross Audry Haldaman Ann Hardy* Howard Hendrick Martha Holmes*

Esther Houser Cindy Howard Katherine Hudson* Sandy Ingraham Ina Javellas Ammon Jenkins Charlotte Kendrick Linda Ketcher Man Keung Ho* Ruth Knee* Gail Lapidus Robert Lee Sue Lunsford Wilma Mankiller* Bob Mann James Marks Christine Marsh Mike McCurtain Eunice McDowell Mary Kevin McNamara Julie Miller-Cribbs Sharon Neuwald Jeremy Nikel Julia Norlin Virginia Olds Shawn Partridge Frank Pierce* Lloyd Rader* Kylene Rehder Eloise Reynolds* J.J. Rhyne* Nadine Roach* Martha Scales Connie Schlittler Charles* & Lynn Schusterman Evelyn Seaton Sue Settles Juli Skinner Donna Spivey M. Jodie Standard Randy Tate Gary Theilen Lennie Marie Tolliver* Tarah Warren Kenneth Wedel Terri White Brent Wolfe Anne & Henry Zarrow* Maxine & Jack* Zarrow


Timeline Continued

2011 2012




Zarrow Hall, constructed on the site of the Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center, opens Center for Social Work in Healthcare established to promote and support the optimal use of the social work profession in health care settings, with an emphasis on primary health care settings Empowering Patients through Interprofessional Collaboration (EPIC) established to develop interprofessional training and education opportunities for students from every discipline across the OU Health Sciences Center Initiative with Hebrew University in Israel on child welfare (Haruv USA) established to focus on comprehensive, inter-professional education and training for students and professionals who touch the lives of children with research for the identification, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, with an emphasis on underserved children and families. Child Welfare Exchange Program begins Social simulation courses offered in Tulsa to help students learn by utilizing standardized patients/clients (paid actors) in real-life scenarios for students to practice clinical skills and techniques Social simulation courses offered in Norman through assistance provided by the Social Simulation Center at OU-Tulsa (SCOUT). The Tandy Education Center opens at OU-Tulsa

School celebrates 100th anniversary



SIMULATION BRINGS PRACTICE TO THE CLASSROOM Social work students may have studied class notes, read the appropriate books and journal articles, but could still feel unprepared for real-world experiences that social workers face every day. The social simulation program provides them an avenue to explore their skills in a structured, supportive setting. Working with trained standardized client actors, students complete formative simulations involving live experience. They can access videos of their performance and reflect on strengths and challenges in a process guided by peers and instructors filled with meaningful feedback. Beyond the social work student, simulation programming provides interdisciplinary training through collaborative simulations with health professionals in the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, helping to broaden the student experience and serve community partners. Since 2014, OU-Tulsa has offered a variety of simulation events tailored to the needs of service organizations and has hosted events addressing the topics of self-harm awareness, intimate partner violence, poverty, and emergency medical services. This effort has been made possible through a partnership with the Tandy Education Center, a state-of-the-art simulation facility operated by the

OU-TU School of Community Medicine on the OU-Tulsa campus. The Tandy facility includes ten exam rooms, two inpatient intensive care unit/emergency rooms, four interview consultation rooms, one apartment model for in-home situations, two debriefing rooms and a multipurpose training room with a separate area for training standardized patients. On any given day, dozens of students can participate in simulation events simultaneously. In the summer of 2017, the School opened a smaller-scale simulation center in Zarrow Hall on the Norman campus, including seven simulation rooms with individual, group-size, and apartment-model simulation rooms with the same video programming capacity found at OU-Tulsa.

Growth of Simulation Participants




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ne of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work’s newest initiatives, the Knee Center for Strong Families, was endowed by a generous gift from the Knee family in recognition of contributions of Ruth and Junior Knee. This gift provides support for administrative costs and for graduate student scholars to reach the goal of advancing social work, public health and family life through transdisciplinary and community centered research projects.

Ruth Knee framed her hopes and passions for the Knee Center to encompass the many ways social workers can make contributions to the world of social issues and social development. Her interests spanned aging, mental health, public health, the arts, and included different methods of social work including direct practice, family development, community building and innovations in research practice. Professor Ken Wedel served as the founder and first director, where he worked with graduate research


assistants and faculty on projects to help the development of strong families. The research program got off the ground through seed funding in 2009 and thanks to Professor Wedel, has become an integral part of the school. In 2016, the strategic pillars of the center evolved under the creative leadership of Dr. David Moxley, and initiatives have continued to expand in 2017 under Dr. David McLeod. The center’s scope of action has grown to include practice innovation and testing, education of practitioners in the methods of strong family




From left: David A. McLeod, PhD, MSW; MSW Students, Bethany Lee (ACP), Rachael Singley (DP), and David Dickerson (Foundation); Alissa Cahill, LSW-Admin

development, and developmental and socio-behavioral research. New program areas ensure that the center will reflect the diversity of strong family development that the Knee family valued and now includes the three core emphases of:

1. Aging & lifespan issues

2. Family safety & healthy relationships 3. Arts & creativity in social work practice and education Research Associate Alisa Cahill has assumed leadership over the center’s portfolio involving families and positive aging and is working with the Oklahoma Program for Continuing Professional Development in Social Work and the Human Services to augment content on positive aging. She is in the preliminary stages of fund development to advance family involvement and family councils in long term care. Alisa is advancing practical research focusing on the Oklahoma workforce of the future in aging. This exciting research involves policy makers, practitioners and leaders in the aging domain to create a professional

development model of practitioners who can work effectively in the elder care and community support systems of tomorrow. McLeod has focused on enhancing diverse transdisciplinary and reciprocal community based research partnerships with a refined mission to support the creative development and application of scholarship to improve family functioning and quality of life in the state of Oklahoma and abroad. The Center is also working to better facilitate partnership building and collaboration while working toward building a reputation in the community as a place for non-profit and other public service agencies to turn for evaluation and assessment consultation. Operating from a strength and empowerment based perspective, the center is committed to being a valuable resource to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the state and abroad.

Knee Center Graduate Research Assistants are making strides across multiple areas of scholarship production. These research assistants, along with Research Associate Alisa Cahill, are paving the way for a growing center reflecting Ruth and Junior Knee’s interests in supporting and developing strong families by addressing some of the most pressing problems in Oklahoma. Bethany Lee is working to expand arts-based research in partnership with several community-based arts organizations that work to advance strong family development and working on evaluation of services at Palomar, the Oklahoma City Family Justice Center. David Dickerson is currently assisting on multiple Positive Aging Initiative projects and has collaborated with Norman Public Schools to help organize the #WhyIMatter youth development and suicide prevention program. Rachael Singly is currently working with the Oklahoma Messages project to help assess interventions for children of incarcerated parents, and is working with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on positive post-incarceration re-entry programming for people struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.



FROM LIMITED EVENTS TO A PROGRAM OF CONTINUING EDUCATION The Evolution of the Oklahoma Program for Professional Development in Social Work and Human Services What started in 2012 as a modest idea is now growing rapidly with more than 3,500 social workers and counselors participating in at least one continuing education offering annually. With more than 50 state-wide offerings each year, the program is thriving through the dedicated work of Norman Coordinator Diane Freeman and Tulsa Coordinator Gloria Miller. The program’s offerings ensure that practitioners in social workrelated disciplines can look to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to fulfill their continuing education needs in accessible and affordable ways. The program regularly offers ethics content, keeps practitioners abreast of practice in disaster situations and offers a range of content on trauma-informed practice and other topics. The offerings are delivered in formats including workshops, symposia, seminars and large conferences. This year the program hosted the Sixth Annual Chief Wilma Mankiller Symposium introducing the first Knee Symposium on Strong Family Development. Additionally, the Caesar Chavez Symposium will become an annual event focusing on positive psychology and the art of social activism. Other flexible options include accessible ethics content delivered through Norman and Tulsa, and soon to be available in Oklahoma City.

In these innovative ethics offerings, practitioners shape the topics, discuss their practice, evaluate new ideas around ethics, and consider the ethics of emerging themes in social work and the helping professions. This year, the Tulsa campus hosted the first annual Jane Addams Day of Hope at an event celebrating the work of Jane Addams and the Hull House, while highlighting current research on hope and how it is being used to improve outcomes for communities. Another flexible option is the Online Book Club, in which handfuls of practitioners meet monthly through conference calls to discuss books addressing social issues, social movements and contemporary practice. Now in its third year, the book club is a monthly, recurring event and provides practitioners a way of earning multiple credits. In the future, continuing education will honor alumni and faculty through the addition of named symposiums and seminars. As the program grows, it anticipates enhanced content on the arts and social action, more content reflecting the growing interest of the helping professions in neuroscience, supervision models and supervisory strategies, and positive aging.


Jim Rosenthal:

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THREE DECADES At the close of 2016, beloved faculty member Dr. Jim Rosenthal retired from the school. He had contributed to the university, college and school for three decades. He was appointed as assistant professor in 1985, tenured and promoted in 1991 and became a full professor in 1997. During his time at OU, Dr. Rosenthal served on numerous committees and in the administration as the Graduate Coordinator (two terms) and Research Liaison. His research on child welfare was positively regarded and his faculty colleagues counted on him as an important mentor. He published more than 30 publications and received 18 research grants and awards. The contributions he made were countless and are sorely missed by colleagues and students.

“I consider Jim a mentor and friend, his warmth and genuine commitment to the students and faculty were inspirational.” — Christina Miller, Assistant Director


BRIDGING SOCIAL WORK & TEAM-BASED HEALTHCARE The Center for Social Work in Healthcare

Established in 2012, the Center for Social Work in Healthcare (CSWHC) is committed to enhancing support and learning opportunities for social work students in the healthcare arena. The CSWHC also provides technical assistance in healthcare settings to help incorporate behavioral interventions. Over the past four years, the CSWHC has provided guidance to practices across the state on how social work professionals can serve as behavioral consultants, providing clinical social work care to patients in need. Through continuing education and support for social workers in the

healthcare arena, the CSWHC also provides support to existing healthcare practitioners statewide. Each year, the CSWHC provides students stipend support associated with a field placement in healthcare, with more than 50 students benefiting from the program. On the OU Health Sciences Center campus, students have participated with students from the colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry; while providing inter-professional teambased healthcare to patients at a free clinic in downtown Oklahoma City. Through this opportunity, students

have not only learned to refine and apply their social work practice skills, but have also gained experience in team-based healthcare. Graduate and undergraduate students also participate in All Professions Day alongside OUHSC students in an inter-professional learning event on the OUHSC campus. The event offers students the opportunity to further develop knowledge in a wide range of health professions and competencies. In 2015, the Center received a federally funded grant to support training of medical, nursing, dentistry, physician assistant and social work students learning how to identify and intervene with patients suffering from alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse, or depression and anxiety that places them at risk for poor health. These students are trained in screening, brief interventions for those at risk, and how to optimally refer those in need of specialized treatment.

Top: Teams participate in the marshmallow challenge, a team building exercise during EPIC sessions. Left: Pam Sanford, MSW leads team of learners in the marshmallow challenge.



INTERNATIONAL CHILD WELFARE EXCHANGE PROGRAM United around the concept of adequately addressing child abuse and neglect, a partnership was built between Hebrew University, the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. This partnership grew into the International Child Welfare Exchange Program, where social work students from both Hebrew University and the University of Oklahoma learn alongside one another in both the United States and in Israel.

The course is designed to include traditional lectures, along with experiential activities such as simulations and site visits in both Israel and Oklahoma. Since its inception, 29 students from the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and 40 students from Hebrew University have participated in the exchange program. In addition to the exchange course, 2017 saw the exchange of two professors from Hebrew University and two from OU. The exchange of faculty will culminate with each professor teaching a course in social work at the respective host university.

With the goal of the program to increase knowledge pertaining to child welfare, students were evaluated on their interest and commitment to social justice pertaining to child welfare. The evaluation of the program reveals that there is a significant increase of students’ interest and commitment to child welfare. Students appreciate the experience and the opportunity to learn from social work professionals from a different country.


“While child welfare in Israel may look a little different than here in Oklahoma, I have learned we all have the same goal and will be forever connected as social workers.” — Amy Barnes, exchange participant

“When social workers are able to bridge the gap between cultures, we serve our communities with the quality of care they deserve.” — Jessica Cornell, exchange participant






Faculty Tiffany Adamson, MSW, LCSW Field Education Coordinator (Tulsa)

Adamson is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Field Education Coordinator on the Tulsa campus. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Kinesiology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has spent most of her career focused on adult mental health. Shane Brady, PhD Assistant Professor (Norman)

Brady joined the faculty in 2015. His area of expertise is the intersection of neighborhood level community organizing, social activism, and community-based approaches to research and social change. In addition to his growing contributions to the scholarship of community organizing and social work practice, Dr. Brady has over 10 years of experience as a community organizer, community outreach worker, clinical social worker, and not-for-profit manager, along with five years of stellar teaching experience in higher education. Mary Brandt, PhD, LCSW Assistant Clinical Professor (Tulsa)

Brandt holds an undergraduate degree as well as a Ph.D in the fields of both Education and Special Education which have complimented her MSW. Her main area of focus is in the school age child and the family system. She is currently the Coordinator for the International Child Welfare Exchange. Lisa Byers, PhD Associate Professor (Tulsa) & Director of the Center for Social Justic (Tulsa)

Lisa Byers (Cherokee) is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Affiliate Faculty with Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is the inaugural Director of the Center for Social Justice-Tulsa. Since 2003, her work has focused on reducing disparities related to health, mental health, and other socio-economic indicators through holistic orientations to wellness. As a person that grew up in North Tulsa nurtured by her Cherokee grandmother and African-American community she is dedicated to service learning and relevant research in these communities.


Kimberly M. Cassie, PhD, MSSW, MA Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Dr. Cassie is a gerontological social worker with over 12 years of practice experience working with older adults and their caregivers who joined the faculty as an assistant professor in fall 2017. Experience informs her research which is focused on identifying opportunities to improve the quality of life and care for older adults. Her research has identified dimensions of organizational culture and climate in long-term care facilities that are associated with depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior among residents. Her research has also shown disparities in the use of physical restraints in long-term care facilities. Lori Franklin, DSW, LCSW Graduate Coordinator (Tulsa) & Clinical Associate Professor

Lori Franklin joined the clinical faculty in 2007. Her experience includes work with adults and children with mental illnesses. She earned her Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) from the University of Tennessee (2015), and her research focuses on third wave cognitive behavioral therapies and use of decision cases. She teaches in mental health and the direct practice concentration. Terrie Fritz, LCSW Center for Social Work & Healthcare Director (Norman) & Clinical Instructor

As Director of the Center for Social Work and Healthcare, she has developed enhanced learning opportunities in healthcare and promotes the effective use of social work in the healthcare system in Oklahoma. She teaches graduate courses and develops inter-professional education experiences on the OUHSC. Terrie received her MSW from OU in 1978. Megan Gandy-Guedes, PhD Assistant Professor (Norman)

Megan Gandy-Guedes joined the faculty in August 2015, prior to which she resided and practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina. Dr. Gandy-Guedes’ research is focused on alleviating the marginalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ ) people. She also conducts research in the field of mental health services. She enjoys teaching practice and research courses in the MSW and BSW program.


Karen Gray, PhD Associate Professor (Tulsa)

Karen Gray holds a BSW and an MSW. After 17 years of professional practice, Dr. Gray earned a Ph.D. from UT-Austin in 2001. Dr. Gray’s research scholarship has focused on poverty alleviation methods. She has three current interests: Broad-based organizing, bringing local food to low-income tables, and the decision case-based method of instruction. Dr. Gray joined OU in 2008. Claudette Grinnell-Davis, PhD, MS, MSW Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Claudette Grinnell-Davis joined our faculty in the fall of 2017 from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, where she taught child and family services courses and supported local and state efforts to improve child welfare service delivery, particularly for Native families. Her research interests include parenting interventions in child welfare, pregnancy and parenting among foster youth, and mental health promotion for preschoolers in poverty. Chan Hellman, PhD Professor (Tulsa)

Chan Joined the University of Oklahoma in 2002. Chan is a professor and Founding Director of the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations. s. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics for the OU School of Community Medicine and the OU College of Public Health. Chan’s current research is focused on the application of hope theory to predict adaptive behaviors, and hope as a psychological strength that buffer stress and adversity among those impacted by family violence. Carrie Jankowski, MSSW, LCSW Field Education Coordinator (Norman)

Carrie Jankowski has been a part of Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work since 2013, when she joined as a Field Instructor. She has increased her affiliation each year through roles of Community Faculty, Faculty Liaison, SBIRT Facilitator, and currently serves as Field Education Coordinator. Her clinical focus has been centered in healthcare, but she has been a partner in education with both BSW and MSW students for generalist practice with groups, diversity and human behavior in social environment. We are glad this Longhorn now has SOONER PRIDE!!

Anthony Kibble, MSW Undergraduate Coordinator/SBIRT Collaborative Liaison, Instructor (Norman)

Anthony Kibble currently serves as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Inter-professional Education Liaison, and Instructor. Anthony has an extensive background working with disadvantaged children, youth, and families. In addition, Anthony has served in both direct practice and administration roles throughout his career. Anthony hopes to continue to build on this foundation of experience during his tenure with the school. Jon Kratz, LCSW Clinical Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Jonathan Kratz joined the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work as an Assistant Clinical Professor in January 2017. He has extensive experience serving Spanish speaking populations in forensic, school based, and outpatient mental health settings. In addition to administrative and supervisory roles, Jonathan’s clinical work has been focused on the use of culturally modified therapeutic modalities in family therapy. He is one of our most experienced advanced clinical social work educators. Gena Massey, MSSW, LCSW, LSW Clinical Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Gena Massey joined the Tulsa faculty in 2008. In 2009, she was tasked with the creation of the Department of Social Services at OU Physicians Tulsa Clinics. Her SSW responsibilities include: field committee, faculty liaison for health students, oversight of health & Medical Field Unit & teaching Health electives. Ms. Massey has spent most of her career in health working with: adolescent substance use, adoption, abuse and neglect, women, children and neonates, burn survivors and their families, program and policy development. Professor Massey is dually licensed as a clinical and administrative social worker. Rachel McBride, LCSW Field Education Faculty Liaison (Tulsa)

Rachel McBride is the Field Education Faculty Liaison in Tulsa. Rachel started with the OU school of social work in in July of 2016. Rachel is a licensed clinical social worker with most of her clinical experience in child and adolescent mental health. Prior to liaison work, she worked as a therapist at a community mental health center in Oklahoma City after graduating with her MSW.



Faculty Cont. David McLeod, PhD Assistant Professor (Norman) Knee Center for Strong Families Coordinator

David McLeod is now serving as the Director of the Knee Center for Strong Families. In this capacity he’s able to not only expand his research lines related to forensic psychopathology, trauma, and violence, but also to creatively support the larger research initiatives of the School through faculty support and reciprocal community research partnerships. For more visit www.damcleod.com Christina Miller, PhD Assistant Director (Norman) Associate Professor

Christina Miller earned her PhD at Florida State University and has been with the University of Oklahoma Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work for seven years. During her time at OU she has worked on several funded projects in the areas of community health, transition services for youth with disabilities, inter professional education, and alcohol screening and brief intervention. Dr. Miller has taught Generalist Practice with individuals and Families, Introduction to Social Work, Undergraduate Practicum Seminar, and an inter professional elective on engaging students and families with disabilities in transition planning for life after high school. Julie Miller-Cribbs, PhD, MSW Director Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health

Julie Miller-Cribbs is the Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health and the current Director of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. She is also a Research Associate in the School of Community Medicine and the Director of Social Simulation on the OU-Tulsa campus. Her current research focuses on health disparities, health care access and Adverse Childhood Experiences. Ric Munoz, JD, MSW Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Ricky T. Munoz, JD, MSW, has worked at OU since 2009. His research centers on the role psychological strengths, such as hope, play in driving resilience among clients of social service agencies. His research falls under a community engaged research paradigm that includes evaluation partnerships with social services agencies. He has multiple publications and grants relating to his work. SOCIAL WORK MAGAZINE 2017 | 100 YEARS OF SOCIAL WORK

Anthony Natale, PhD Associate Professor (Norman)

Dr. Natale is an Associate Professor who joined the faculty in 2005. He previously served as Graduate Coordinator and Assistant Director prior to his transition to a new position in the Graduate College. He is currently the Graduate College Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence. His research focuses on removing the challenges to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment to reduce health disparities among ethnic minority men who have sex with men (MSM). Chloe Noyori-Corbett, PhD Assistant Professor (Norman)

Chie Noyori-Corbet is an assistant professor at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and an affiliate faculty member at the Department of International and Area Studies and a member of the multi-disciplinary Asian studies faculty at University of Oklahoma. An immigrant herself, her research focuses on survival migration including human trafficking victims and internally displaced populations. Tina L. Dothard Peterson, PhD Assistant Professor (Norman)

Tina Peterson joined the Zarrow School of Social Work faculty in 2014. Her primary teaching assignment is in the BSW Program where she teaches courses in social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. As a gerontologist, she researches critical issues impacting grandparents raising grandchildren and health disparities across the life span. She enjoys sports and exploring Oklahoma’s wildlife areas. Dallas Pettigrew, MSW Clinical Assistant Professor (Tulsa)

Dallas Pettigrew joined OU as full-time faculty in January 2017. He is a Cherokee Tribal Citizen interested in helping children and families thrive. Dallas has worked for Native American Tribes for many years, in the areas of child welfare, human service administration, education, and behavioral health.


Angela Pharris, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor (Norman)

Angela Pharris joined the faculty of OU in the fall of 2017. Her professional practice includes child welfare training and administration, homeless outreach and community development and mental health services. Her research in public policy, specifically state policy implementation in child welfare focuses on state strategies for youth transitioning from the foster care system. Ann Riley, PhD, MSW Graduate Coordinator (Norman) Clinical Assistant Professor

Ann Riley joined the faculty in 2012 and currently serves as Graduate Coordinator on the Norman Campus. In addition to field trainings and practicum placements for all students at the School, she enjoys teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses. With over 20 years of experience in mental health as an LCSW, she appreciates the opportunity to share her experiences as a family therapist and conflict resolution specialist with students. Pam Sanford, MSW Field Education Faculty Liaison (Norman)

Pam graduated with her Bachelors in Art with a concentration in Filmmaking then went to work at Griffin Memorial Hospital working directly with patients. This experience changed her life, illuminating her passion, and driving her to become a social worker. She graduated with her MSW in 1982 and went on to get her clinical license. She worked continuously with adults with mental illness for the next 33 years, mostly in community settings. She joined the faculty in 2016 as a Field Education Faculty Liaison. Linda Smith, MSW CWPEP Program Coordinator (Norman)

Shosh Turjeman, MSW Coordinator, Haruv USA (Tulsa)

Shoshana (Shosh) Turjeman graduated from Hebrew University, Jerusalem with both her BSW AND MSW. She has received a certificate in psychotherapy from Tel Aviv University. Shosh, also received her two-year certificate to become a clinical supervisor from Haifa University. Shosh started with The University of Oklahoma this past August. She has moved to Tulsa, OK from Jerusalem, Israel where she was the Director of Beit Lynn Child Protection Center. She worked in this position for 12 years. Before this position she was a Major in the army for 22 years, where she was a mental health provider. Shosh has now been appointed director of Haruv USA. Steve Wells, PhD, MSW Simulation Coordinator (Norman) Clinical Associate Professor

Steven P. Wells has worked in the field of family and children services since 1976 as a child welfare worker, family mediator, foster parent trainer, group counselor, and university professor. Dr. Wells is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. He earned his doctorate in 2006 specializing in early childhood education, and conducted his dissertation research on the topic of foster parent involvement in the education of children in foster care. Amy I. White, LSW CWPEP Project Specialist (Tulsa)

Amy White has been with the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program at OU-Tulsa since January 2015. This position allows her to continue supporting public child welfare workers. Her career began in 1985 in Oklahoma as a Child Welfare worker for Oklahoma Department of Human Services. At retirement in 2014, she was the deputy director for Foster Care and Adoption.

Linda Stecker Smith received an MSW from OU in 1984 through a scholarship from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services where she began as a front-line worker and retired as the Child Welfare Director. Since 2008 she has been the Coordinator of the OU Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program, supporting and enhancing the public child welfare workforce in Oklahoma through social work education.



Staff Amy Ann Arnold (Tulsa) is a Tulsa native whose

Oklahoma roots run deep. A fourth generation Sooner, she graduated from OU in 2008. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she began working at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2010. She currently serves as the Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator for the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Alicia Britt (Norman) is new to the School of

Social Work Field Education office. A native of Texas, she moved to Oklahoma in 2001 when her husband accepted a job at OU. Alicia has worked for many years as a graphic designer, and most recently within public education in both Oklahoma and Texas. She’s excited to start a new chapter in her life and welcomes the change of working in a new environment and at OU. Susan Blossom (Norman) started at the School

Laura Kent (Tulsa) is the Fiscal & Personnel

Managerial Associate for the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. While located on the Tulsa campus, her duties involve managing financials and personnel for both the Norman & Tulsa, in addition to overseeing the School’s online & print media. Being a 9-year transplant to Tulsa, she has grown to love the city and hopes to stay for years to come. Katrina Meyers, MSW (Norman) joined the

School research staff in 2017 with the SBIRT Collaborative at the CSWH in OKC. She has strong interests in advocacy within healthcare, interdisciplinary teams, trauma and resilience, addiction, Spanish speaking communities, criminal justice reform, and amplifying the voices of people of color as they share their stories of oppression and resilience in a discriminatory system.

of Social Work in April of 2014, transferring from another area within OU-Norman. Susan is the Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator for the Norman campus, assisting applicants and current students in the BSW and MSW programs. She also takes an active role in the recruiting process for both BSW and MSW. If a student or prospective student has a question, Susan is the “go-to” person.

Gloria Miller, MSW (Tulsa) both graduated

Alisa Cahill, LSW Admin (Norman) joined

Linda Miller (Norman) has over seventeen years

the School as the Lead Organizer of the Knee Positive Aging Initiative in Sept. 2015, after having served as a Community Faculty member since 2013. Her background includes a B.Sc. in Sociology and an MSW with a concentration in Administration and Community Practice. She is a second-year Policy Fellow with the Network for Social Work Management. Diane Freeman (Norman) has been at the

University of Oklahoma for over 31 years. In 1985 she started working at Personnel Services in the Insurance Department as an Insurance Specialist until she left and began working at the School of Social Work in 1995. Diane is planning to retire in a few years and begin traveling. Courtney Graham (Tulsa) grew up and spent

most of her life in Tulsa. She graduated from OSU in 2014 with a Bachelors in English and a teaching certificate. She prefers to work in a higher learning environment and jumped at the opportunity to work for the Zarrow School of Social Work in 2017 as a Field Education Support Specialist. SOCIAL WORK MAGAZINE 2017 | 100 YEARS OF SOCIAL WORK

the MSW program and joined the school as a staff member in 2011. She coordinates research projects and continuing education on the Tulsa campus, facilitates social simulation, and serves as Community Faculty and Field Instructor. She is a Tulsa native, married with three children, and has a new-found love for home aquariums.

with the University of Oklahoma beginning in Human Resources as a Payroll Technician. Currently as the Fiscal & Office Administrative Assistant, responsibilities include assisting with financial and payroll processes as well as various other duties for the faculty and staff.

Page Miller, MSW (Norman) joined the School

of Social Work in 2016 and works as the Project Manager for the OU SBIRT Collaborative. She received her BSW from East Central University and earned her MSW from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to working for OU, Ms. Miller was employed by the Chickasaw Nation where she worked as a Title IV-E Administrative Specialist. Natalie O’Reilly, MSW (Tulsa) is the Research

Associate and Assessment Coordinator for University of Oklahoma’s School of Social Work. She enjoys supporting faculty through the IRB process, along with survey/assessment methodology and analysis. Natalie graduated with a BSW from Colorado State University and received an MSW from the OU Social Work program. She has been in her position at OU since 2010.

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