Charlotte Bright is the director and a professor in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University. Learn about why she came to CSU and her committment to social work research and scholarship with public impact.
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Following a long career shaping how social work is taught at Colorado State University, Bachelor of Social Work program director Brenda Miles will retire from CSU at the end of August. Miles has been recognized as a champion and constant source of support and encouragement for her students.
Colorado State University School of Social Work BSW student Riley Smith (they/them/theirs) is pursuing a double major in Social Work and Human Development and Family Studies in order to develop their career path around dismantling oppressive systems.
Human-Animal Bond in Colorado volunteer Wayne Boyles and his two Labrador Retrievers have made a difference working as therapy dog teams in local schools.
MSW/MPH student Laura Landrum believes outdoor recreation has unique therapeutic benefits, and she wanted her master’s program to suit her particular interests. Read more in our interview with Landrum about her experiences in the Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health Dual Degree program.
Chris French is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in child protection workforce training as a concentration-year master’s student in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work. Read more in our interview with French about his experiences in CSU’s Distance Master of Social Work program.
Combined with existing barriers to citizenship, attitudes towards immigrants can negatively impact their overall well-being, says Assistant Professor Elizabeth Kiehne, who is leading two community-based participatory action research studies that aim to impact macro-oriented social work practice.
Shelbie Engelking is the State PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Ombudsman in Colorado. Engelking is a Colorado native and has bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Social Work, and a master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. Learn more about her experiences after graduating from CSU.
Colorado State University School of Social Work doctoral student Shivani Kaushik has been selected to receive a fellowship from the office of CSU’s Vice President for Research, to support excellence in graduate research and promote interdisciplinary work across campus.
Using social work research to advance equity in social work practice is a passion for CSU Master of Social Work graduate Sarah Grace Hafen (she/her). Hafen is the recipient of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences Research Day award for Equity and Social Justice Category-Distinction in Graduate Research, as well as the CHHS Graduate Student Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.