Meaningful Contributions

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, Named Dean of the Simmons School of Social Work

Posted July 20, 2015

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, was named dean of the Simmons School of Social Work. Parks is a social work clinical care intervention expert who specializes in sexual minority identity development. She worked for 18 years as a practicing social work clinician, administrator, and private practitioner before returning to academia to earn her Ph.D. In addition […]

Nancy Sherman ’73 Publishes Article on the Struggles of Returning U.S. Service Members

Posted April 24, 2014

“It’s the Gun, Not the Shooter,” a piece written by Nancy Sherman ’73, was featured in the most recent Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. In light of the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Sherman discusses the struggles of returning service members trying to re-acclimate to civilian life, with or without some […]

Steven Becker, Ph.D. ’96, Named Member of Government’s Nuclear Waste Review Board

Posted October 18, 2012

President Obama recently appointed Steven M. Becker, Ph.D. ’96, a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB). This review board is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government with the sole purpose of providing oversight to the Department of Energy’s program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear […]

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, Publishes Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa

Posted September 12, 2012

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, has published Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa, a book aimed at enhancing the awareness and knowledge of helping professionals working with children and families who have experienced armed conflict in Africa. Published by NASW press, Children and Families draws on the experiences of working practitioners with populations […]