Faculty Awards and Announcements

Philip McCallionCEASCW Director Philip McCallion has been selected as a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).

Fellows are selected every four years in conjunction with the IASSID World Congress. Founded in 1964 as the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, IASSID is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organization, which promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities. The Center for Excellence in Aging Services & Community Wellness has had an impact on the lives of vulnerable elders locally, nationally and internationally.

Mary McCarthy receiving awardDr. Mary McCarthy Receives Professional Development Program Continuing Professional Education Leadership Award

Mary McCarthy received the Professional Development Program (PDP) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Leadership Award from Rockefeller College. She has joined a long list of others who have been recognized for their work in CPE in receiving this award. Her continued leadership, hard work, and dedication in promoting continuing professional education for the social work profession is held in high esteem by those in the social work arena. Dr. McCarthy was also recently elected as Treasurer for NASW.

Dr. Heather LarkinDr. Heather Larkin receives the 2012 “Champions of Character” Educator Leadership Award

School of Social Welfare Assistant Professor Heather Larkin, Ph.D., has been selected by the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, to receive the 2012 “Champions of Character” Educator Leadership Award. The Academy for Character Education believes “Much of character is caught, rather than being taught” and “It takes a village to raise a child.” The Academy states that Heather’s leadership, positive actions and quest for excellence, make her a role model and attests to the influence she has on character development in our community. The award recognizes Heather’s extraordinary efforts in preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences through the HEARTS initiative.

Dr. Eunju LeeDr. Eunju Lee joins the School of Social Welfare as an assistant professor from her previous position as senior research scientist in UAlbany’s Center for Human Services Research. She received her doctorate from UAlbany’s Department of Sociology in 2003. Her scholarship has focused on the health of disadvantaged children and families, and she has taught graduate level research methods, quantitative data analysis, and issues around race and ethnicity.

Dr. Julia HastingsDr. Julia F. Hastings joins the Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare as assistant professor. Her research interests include poverty issues among ethnic minority populations, mental health and welfare participation dynamics, African-American health and mental health disparities, and program evaluation.