Badiah Haffejee, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, presented two papers at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, D.C.: “I am the empty chair: Youths’ perspectives on structural and personal barriers to equity discovered through a shelter photovoice project” and “If you woke up tomorrow: Answers to the ‘miracle question’ among young people experiencing homelessness.”


Andy Dunlap, associate professor of social work, and Susi Mapp, professor of social work and department chair, recently had their article, “Effectively Preparing Students for International Field Placements Through a Pre-departure Class,” published in the most recent edition of Social Work Education:  The International Journal.

Badiah Haffejee, assistant professor of social work, attended and presented two papers at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, in Dallas, Texas, in October. Her presentations were titled, “Surviving Two Wars: Stories of the Invisible Muslim Women Refugees from Africa” and “African Women Refugees’ Stories: Surviving Trauma and Moving Toward Economic Self-sufficiency.”

September 2017

Badiah Haffejee, assistant professor of social work, coauthored a paper, “Asking for Change: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of a manualized photovoice intervention with youth experiencing homelessness,” in Children and Youth Services Review. The publication presents Photovoice: a participatory action research method that empowers participants to photograph their everyday lives as a means of documenting and advocating for their needs; it has rarely been utilized with young people experiencing homelessness.

Haffejee also co-authored the journal article “The relationship between ethnocentrism and cultural intelligence” in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations in July. She also co-authored the journal article “Developing cultural intelligence and empathy through diversified mentoring relationships” in the Journal of Management Education in August.


Maureen Riley-Behringer, assistant professor of social work, published the peer-reviewed journal article “Parental vaccine acceptance: A logistic regression model using pre visit decisions,” in Clinical Pediatrics.

Riley-Behringer also wrote the book chapter “Child maltreatment in residential care. History, research and current practice” for “Interventions designed for children with histories of institutionalization and placed in foster or adoptive families.”


Social Work students made an impressive showing at this year’s National Association of Social Workers– Pennsylvania Conference held in September in the Pocono Mountains. Brice Williams ’18 was recipient of the NASW-PA 2017 Best Baccalaureate Student Poster Award. He was presented the award by the NASW-PA president, Stuart Horowitz, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW. Also presenting posters from Elizabethtown College were seniors Caylee Horohoe and Twila McAdams. Attending were Rita Eisner ’18 and Kate Linton ’19 and Miranda DeLauter ’19.


July 2017

Andy Dunlap, associate professor of social work, was published in the new Sage Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender in July. His entry, “Coming Out Processes for LGBTQ Youth,” provides a concise reference for these complex and evolving processes. He also presented “Infusing experiential education throughout the undergraduate BSW curriculum” at the conference of the European Association of Schools of Social Work in Paris, France.

Susan Mapp, professor of social work, co-presented “Utilizing the Sustainable Development Goals to support social work practice” at the International Federation of Social Workers – Europe conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. She presented a similar paper at the International Consortium on Social Development in Zagreb, Croatia.

April 2017

Susan Mapp, professor of social work, served as co-editor for a special issue of the journal Social Work Education on combating discrimination through social work education in North America and the Caribbean.

March 2017

Susan Mapp, professor social work, presented three sessions at the Association of Baccalaureate program Directors recent conference. One was with Andy Dunlap, associate professor of social work, on the class they developed to prepare students for an international senior social work internship – “Designing curriculum to prepare students for international field placements.” One was a pre-conference workshop for intermediate BSW program directors – “Program director 202: When the handbook meets reality.” The last was a presentation on developing rights-based short-term study abroad trips – “Applying a rights-based approach to short-term study abroad and service learning trips.”

Additionally, Mapp was presented with an award as the premier reviewer for the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work for 2016.

October 2016

Casey Heinbaugh, Zoie Martin, Chelsea Matta, Kendra Smith and Katie Trupe, all Class of 2017 social work majors, presented a poster at the National Association of Social Workers – Pennsylvania annual conference.  Trupe won first place in the poster competition. Social work majors Ashley Boland, Carly Foster, Marika Mayberry and Danielle Sabatini, Class of 2018, volunteered at the conference.

Susan Mapp, professor of social work, co-wrote an article, “Local Law Enforcement Officers’ Knowledge of Human Trafficking: Ability to Define, Identify, and Assist,” with Emily Hornung ’16, Madeleine D’Almeida ’14 and Jessica Juhnke ’12, which was published in the Journal of Human Trafficking.

Jill Sunday-Bartoli, Social Work and Education emerita, is a candidate for State Representative in the 199th District in Pennsylvania.