Collected faculty publications from all University departments.

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Submissions from 2019

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Utilizing the Senior Companion Program as a platform for a culturally informed caregiver intervention: Results from a mixed methods pilot study, Noelle L. Fields PhD, Ling Xu PhD, Virginia E. Richardson, Rupal Parekh, Dorothea Ivey PhD, and Melanie Calhoun

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A grounded theory study of organizational readiness for change in public child welfare: Developing a theoretical model., Natallie Gentles-Gibbs PhD, LCSW and Hyejin Kim

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“The Rain Grows Plants, the Thunder Does Not”: Refugee Mothers’ Narratives on Child Abuse and Neglect, Hermeet K. Kohli PhD, MSW and Susan Fineran PhD, LICSW

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Sex/Gender and the Biosocial Turn, Heather Shattuck-Heidorn PhD and Sarah S. Richardson

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Perceptions of Police in Neighborhoods Receiving Community-Oriented Policing Services: Community Survey Results from the Restore Rundberg Initiative, Paula Yuma-Guerrero MPH, PhD; Kyle Pitzer MSSW; Yessenia Castro BS, MS, PhD; Reuben Addo MSSA, PhD; Ahmed Whitt PhD; and Davis Springer MSW, PhD

Submissions from 2018

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Homeless Individuals’ Social Construction of a Park: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective, Reuben Addo PhD

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Youth Perceptions of Stress and Coping When Transitioning to Adulthood with Autism: A Photovoice Study, Jennifer M. First PhD, Nancy C. Cheak-Zamora, Michelle Teti DrPH, Anna Maurer-Batjer, and Nathan L. First

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Post-traumatic growth 2.5 years after the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado, Jennifer M. First PhD, Nathan First, Jordan Stevens, Vicky Mieseler, and J. Brian Houston PhD

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Student Coping with the Effects of Disaster Media Coverage: A Qualitative Study of School Staff Perceptions, J. Brian Houston, Jennifer M. First PhD, and Laura M. Danforth

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Disaster Media Effects: A Systematic Review and Synthesis Based on the Differential Susceptibility to Media Effects Model, J. Brian Houston PhD, Matthew L. Spialek, and Jennifer M. First PhD

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Individual perceptions of community resilience following the 2011 Joplin tornado, J. Brian Houston PhD, Matthew L. Spialek, Jennifer M. First PhD, Jordan Stevens, and Nathan L. First

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Seeing Bullshit Rhetorically: Human Encounters and Cultural Values, Leonard Shedletsky

Submissions from 2017

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Caring for orphans and vulnerable children in institutional care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa: A social development intervention., Reuben Addo PhD

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Growing Portland: Not Whether, but How, Richard Barringer PhD and Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Greater Portland Tomorrow: Choices for Sustained Prosperity, Richard Barringer PhD, Joseph McDonnell PhD, and Frank O'Hara

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Intimate partner violence and disasters: A framework for empowering women experiencing violence in disaster settings., Jennifer M. First PhD, Nathan L. First, and J. Brian Houston PhD

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Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI): A group intervention to foster college student resilience, Jennifer M. First PhD, Nathan L. First, and J. Brian Houston PhD

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Social work practice with West Indian migrant fathers, Natallie Gentles-Gibbs PhD, LCSW and Lance L. O. Gibbs PhD

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The Senior companion program plus: A culturally-tailored psychoeducational training program for senior companions, Dorothea Ivey PhD

Intrapersonal Communication, Leonard Shedletsky PhD

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The Skyscraper’s Unseeing Eyes: Louis Sullivan, Nella Larsen, and Racial Formalism, Sue Shon

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USM Educator Offers 10 Ways to Start to Change the Culture After #MeToo, Kathryn Skelton and Kimberly Simmons

Submissions from 2016

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Ideational Influence, Connectedness, and Venue Representation: Making an Assessment of Scholarly Capital, Michael J. Cuellar, Hirotoshi Taketa Ph.D., Richard Vidgen, and Duane Truex

A Call to Embrace Social Reading in Higher Education, Matthew D. Dean Ph.D.

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A qualitative study of stress and coping when transitioning to adulthood with autism spectrum disorder, Jennifer M. First PhD, Nancy C. Cheak-Zamora PhD, and Michelle Teti DrPH