A complete list of my publications can be found on my Curriculum Vitae posted on my Home page.
AY 2020-2022 Project

Teaching Critical Thinking in Research and Statistics - Multi-site quasi-experimental study exploring use of Ennis' (1989) mixed approach to increasing students' active, open-minded thinking, a prerequisite to critical thinking.

AY 2019-2020 Project

Changing Student Attitudes toward Wealth and Taxes - Multi-site quasi-experimental study exploring the use of an in-class Candy and Taxes exercise to influence student attitudes toward wealth and taxes.

AY 2018-2019 Projects

Preparing Social Work Students to Work with Immigrants - Multi-site study exploring the change in students' attitudes toward immigrants and immigration after exposure to the rigors of the immigration process and the complexity of the naturalization examination.

Effects of taking a Diversity Class - A one group, pre- and post-test study exploring the change, if any, in white students' awareness of privilege and white guilt as a result of completing an undergraduate course with a diversity emphasis.

AY 2017-2018 Projects

Educational Outcomes for Social Work Policy Class - Multi-site quasi-experimental study to assess student knowledge outcomes as moderated by student perception of policy and policy practice as well as moderated by instructor characteristics.

AY 2016-2017 Projects

Belief in a Just World: Preparing for Social and Economic Justice - Multi-site quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of the use of the simulation training system StarPower in social welfare policy class to shift student attitudes toward Belief in a Just World.

Program Evaluation of Carver County Mental Health and Justice Grant Program - A two-year state funded program providing mental health screening and treatment for jail inmates in Carver County conjoint with housing and job preparation training on release.

AY 2015-2016 Projects

Economic Survival Strategies Shared on Social Media - A content analysis of public responses to an AskReddit question, "What do insanely poor people buy that normal people know nothing about?"

Characteristics of Effective Policy Instructors in Social Work - Multi-site, one group pre- and post-test assessment of changes, if any, in student attitudes toward social policy and policy practice as predicted by instructor demonstration of essential characteristics of effective college instruction.

Social Work Educators' Perspectives on the BSW-MSW Research-Statistics Continuum - A national survey of social work educators on behalf of the Research Committee of the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors.

AY 2014-2015 Projects
 
Community Poverty Survey - A project to conduct a community-wide poverty study under the auspices of the United Way of Vermillion, South Dakota, Poverty Task Force.

Changing Student Perceptions of Poverty - A multi-site, pre/post assessment of changes in student attitudes toward poverty and people with low incomes as a result of taking a social policy course.
 

Journals Where I've Published Articles

Contemporary Rural Social Work
Families in Society
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
Journal of Family Social Work
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services
Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Journal of Social Services Research
Journal of Social Work Education
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
Multicultural Education

Journals Where I've Published Book Reviews

The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal
Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work
American Indian Quarterly
Contemporary Rural Social Work
Families in Society
International Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
Journal of Family & Economic Issues
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning
Journal of Forensic Social Work
Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Journal of Policy Practice
Journal of Progressive Human Services
Journal of Rural Social Sciences
Journal of Social Policy
Journal of Social Work
Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics
Journal of Teaching in Social Work
The New Social Worker
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy
Perspectives on Social Work
Poverty & Public Policy
Research on Social Work Practice
Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture
Social Work & Christianity
Social Work & Mental Health
Sociology Research Online
Books & Chapters in Books

Council on Social Work Education. Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Macro Social Work Practice. (Policy Practice Focus Area Team), 2018.

Council on Social Work Education. Curricular Guide for Economic Well-being Practice.  (Economic Well-being Definition and EPAS Crosswalk Reviewer), 2017.

Financial Literacy Programs and Micro Lending Programs in the Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage (2014).
 
Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 2013.
 
Preventing Poverty: Education and Employment Policy in Social Welfare: Politics and Social Policy, 2011 and 2016. Revised in Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 2012.
 
Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Popple and Leighninger The Policy-based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers, 2011.
 
Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy in Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Public Welfare, Volume 4, Social Policy and Policy Practice, 2008. Updated and reprinted in Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice, 2013.

Is the War on Drugs Effective? in Controversial Issues in Social Policy, 2007 . Co-editor of book. Korean translation by Shinjeong Publishing, Seoul, Korea in 2008).

Religion and Social Welfare Policy in American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2014. Also included in the brief edition, 2013.