July, 2019
Faculty News and Updates
School of Social Work faculty have been very busy over the spring semester and into the summer. Read more about where they have been, what they have been doing, and what they have been publishing!
Dr. Michael Cronin
Dr. Michael Cronin completed his Diploma in Social Innovation from the UPeace Center for Executive Education at the UN University for Peace, Costa Rica. The diploma consists of 4 online courses ( Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out; Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change; Social Media for Social Innovation; Educating in Changing Times) an one on-site workshop: Global Education: Cultivating Innovation in the Classroom.

This fall, Dr. Cronin is also off to Ukraine for a year-long Fulbright Scholarship. To read more about the work he will be doing in Ukraine, read here.
Dr. Golam Mathbor
Dr. Golam Mathbor has been involved in several key initiatives this year. In March, he attended a high level Bangladesh conference at Yale University and was one of the opening ceremony speakers. The conference was attended by 300 scholars on Bangladesh including both US Ambassador to Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ambassador to USA and other high level dignitaries.

Dr. Mathbor gave the keynote speech on "Future of Education to Youths" at the National Congress on Movement of Young People: Realities, Actions, and Projections in Mexico City, Mexico from March 13-15, 2019 organized by Universidad Nacional Autonomous de Mexico’s (UNAM) National School of Social Work (ENTS). While in Mexico, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.

Dr. Mathbor also had two publications this spring:
A chapter in "Rebuilding Lives Post Disaster" , and an article with Md. Al-Amin in the Journal of Asian Women’s Studies on Agency, empowerment and intra-household gender relations in Bangladesh: Does market- oriented microcredit contribute? 
Dr. Carolyn Bradley
Dr. Carolyn Bradley, Dr. Jenny Dunkle (Stockton University), and Fran Petruzzella MSW '19 will have an upcoming article published. The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services will be publishing their work on Lesbian and Gay Men’s Perceptions of Their Local Area Agency on Aging.
9 th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health
Dr. Cory Cummings will be presenting his research at this upcoming conference in York, England from July 22 - 26th. With Dr. Kia Bently of Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Cummings will be presenting " A case study of CBPR implementation: What we learned about juggling Jell-O".

He will also be presenting "Partnering with Peers: Community Based Participatory Research and Health Promotion for those with Mental Illness."
Dr. Ralph Cuseglio will also be attending this international conference and along with MSW alum Brittany Lafemina, will be presenting "Wounded healers within MSW programs: Do mental health issues influence career choice amongst MSW students?".

Dr. Cuseglio has also had an article accepted for publication in the Clincal Social Work Journal entitled "After the Flood:Reflections of a Wounded Healer's Countertransference in Adolescent
Dr. Sanjana Ragudaran attended and presented at The Migration Conference 2019 in Bari, Italy this summer. The conference is a forum for open discussion amongst experts, researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners on the topic of migration, and its wider impact of human mobility on sending, transient and receiving countries.
Dr. Joelle Zabotka took the first group of clinical master's students to Germany for a Global Mental Health course study trip. The students traveled to Cologne, Aachen and Munich and interacted with students and faculty from KaTHo, the Catholic University. KaTHo and Monmouth University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue both student and faculty exchange along with research exchange for Klinische Sozialarbeit - the clinical social work journal in Germany.
Dr. Anne Deepak
This year saw Dr. Anne Deepak confirmed as one of the team representatives of the International Federation of Social Workers at the UN-NY.

In March, she presentedat a parallell event for the NGO CSW *63 United Nations Forum, UN Committee on the Status of Women on behalf of The International District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. The presentation was "Rethinking Pathways to Gender Equality in the Global South". Dr. Deepak co-presented with Victoria Anyikwa, a social work professor from St. Leo's University in Florida.   

Dr. Deepak also had a chapter published in  The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work,  edited by Stephen Webb .  Her chapter is on  Postcolonial Feminist Social Work. 
Don't forget to join us in the Virginia A. Cory Community Garden for our summer "Lectures in the Garden"