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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dr. Gil Greene Talks About At-Risk Kids on WOSU Radio Show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

To listen to the program, click here.

Two New Social Work Faculty to Start Fall 2011

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is pleased to announce the hiring of two new faculty members. Both will join the college in fall 2011.


Dr. René D. Olate is from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, where he serves as an assistant professor. Olate earned his PhD and MSW degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work in 2007 and 2004, respectively. His research interests include youth violence, high-risk youth and Latino gangs, civic engagement, volunteerism and civic service, and community participation and capacity building.





Amber Moodie-Dyer joins the college from the University of Missouri School of Social Work and expects to complete her PhD in May 2011. Her dissertation is titled “Falling Through the Cracks: Child Care Decision-Making Among the Working Poor,” and is supported by the Child Care Research Scholars Grant Program, Grant Number 90YE0128, from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Moodie-Dyer worked as a research assistant in the University of Missouri’s Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis. She earned her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work in May 2003 with a concentration in social and economic development. Her research interests include child care, gender roles and care work, women and children in poverty, social welfare policy, and community intervention.


Watch the college’s website for more information on these two new faculty!

Social Work Faculty Drs. Audrey Begun, Gil Greene, Mo Yee Lee, Keith Warren, PhD Students Recognized as Recent Authors

Congratulations to Ohio State College of Social Work faculty Drs. Audrey Begun, Gilbert Greene, Mo Yee Lee, and Keith Warren, who are all recent authors or contributing authors.


Dr. Begun is a 2011 contributing author for the book, Sibling Development: Implications for Mental Health Practitioners, Jonathan Caspi, editor, Springer Publishing Company. Begun wrote Chapter 11: Sibling Involvement in Substance Misuse and Abuse" with Lisa K. Berger, and Chapter 15: "Sibling Relationships and Out-of-Home Care" with Joshua P. Mersky. For more information on Begun, click here.




In 2011, Drs. Gilbert J. Greene (left) and Mo Yee Lee authored Solution-Oriented Social Work Practice: An Integrative Approach to Working with Client Strengths, Oxford University Press (2011). Greene and Lee are also co-authors of Solution-Oriented Social Work: An Integrative Approach to Working with Client Strengths (Oxford University Press) and co-developers of Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (IFAST). For more information, click on Lee and Greene.





Dr. Keith Warren and PhD students Nathan Doogan, Danielle Hiance, and Jessica Linley recently completed the chapter “A Social Network Model of Direct Versus Indirect Reciprocity in a Corrections-Based Therapeutic Community” in the book Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena, Springer Publishing. Click here for more information on Warren.


College of Social Work Celebrates Near 20 Percent Increase in 2010 Autumn Undergraduate Enrollment