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Kelly Ward Ph.D.

kelly ward phdChair and Professor
1200 N DuPont Highway 205 Price Building
302.857.6921
kward [at] desu.edu

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Education

PhD Fordham University New York, New York

MSW Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ Administration, Policy and Planning Concentration

BSW Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI Major: Social Work Minors: Business and Sociology

Research Interests/Area

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Social Work Education
  • Professional Memberships
  • Baccalaureate Program Directors
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Social Workers

Publications

Books:

  • Ward, K., & Mama, R. (2016). Breaking out of the box: Adventure-based field instruction (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Lyceum.
  • Ward, K., Mama, R. and Itin, C. (2016) Instructor’s manual breaking out of the box: Adventure-based field instruction (3rd ed).
  • Ward, K. (2011). MU socially connected: The TXT book. Indianapolis, IN: Authorhouse.
  • Ward, K., & Mama, R. (2010). Breaking out of the box: Adventure-based field instruction (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: Lyceum. (Textbook and teacher’s manual)
  • Maschi, T., Bradley, C., & Ward, K. (Eds.). (2009). Forensic social work: Psychosocial and legal issues in diverse practice settings. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Ward, K., & Mama, R. (2006). Breaking out of the box: Adventure-based field instruction. Chicago, IL: Lyceum.
  • Ward, K., & Mama, R. (2006). Breaking out of the box: Adventure-based field instruction—Instructor’s manual. Chicago, IL: Lyceum.
  • Swigonski, M., Mama, R., & Ward, K. (Eds.). (2001). From hate crimes to human rights: A tribute to Matthew Shepard. New York, NY: Haworth.

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Barbera, R., Ward, K., & Mama, R., Averbach, J.  (In Press) Hands-on education with adjunct faculty prior to entering the classroom. Article Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
  • Ward, K., & Hayden, T. (2013). Social workers and natural disasters. Reflections (19)3, 21-29.
  • Bradley, C., Maschi, T., O’Brien, H., Morgen, K., & Ward, K. (2012). Faithful but different: Clinical social workers speak out about career motivation and professional values. Journal of Social Work Education, 48(3), 459-477.
  • Mallow, A., & Ward, K. (2009). Helping students to understand the link between substance use and intimate partner violence. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 8, 51-64.
  • Bradley, C., & Ward, K. (2009). Mental health and substance abuse. In T. Maschi, C. Bradley, & K. Ward (Eds.), Forensic social work: Psychosocial and legal issues in diverse practice settings (pp. 183-196). New York, NY: Springer.
  • van Wormer, K., Mallow, A., & Ward, K. (2009). The role of alcohol and other drugs in domestic homicide. In K. van Wormer & A. Roberts (Eds.), Death by domestic violence: Preventing the murders and murder suicides (pp. 54-65). Bridgeport, CT: Prager.
  • Ward, K., & Bradley, C. (2009). Issues of power and control in the death of a loved one in domestic homicide. In K. van Wormer & A. Roberts (Eds.), Death by domestic violence: Preventing the murders and murder suicides (pp. 66-84). Bridgeport, CT: Prager.
  • Swigonski, M., Ward, K., Mama, R., Rodgers, J., & Belicose, R. (2006). An agenda for the future: Student portfolios in social work education. Social Work Education: The International Journal for Social Work and Social Care Education, Training and Staff Development, 25(8), 812-823.
  • Ward, K. (2005). Is substance abuse treatment providing services to the right population? Substance Use and Misuse, 40, 369-373.
  • Ward, K. (2005). Carrie. In J. Johnson & G. Grant (Eds.), Casebook series: Substance abuse (pp. 56-81). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Ward, K. (2004). Competing values framework applied to a drug therapeutic community. Questions of Life, 9, 109-119.
  • Ward, K. (2004). Children of alcoholic’s literature review. Social Worker, 11, 42-49.
  • Ward, K. (2003). Teaching resiliency theory to substance abuse counselors. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2(2), 17-31.
  • Ward, K., & Rodgers, M. (2002). USA drug policy: Lessons learned. In Children rights protection in school work (pp. 197-217). Tula, Russia: Pedagogic University of Tula.
  • Ward, K. (2002). Confidentiality in addictions. Journal of Social Work in the Addictions, 2(2), 39-52.
  • Ward, K. (2002). An examination of the relationship among family functioning, resiliency, and treatment retention in the therapeutic community. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Direct.
  • Elias-Frankel, J., Oberman, A., & Ward, K. (2000). Addiction treatment for Jewish Americans and their families. In J. Krestan, Bridges to recovery: Addiction, family therapy, and multicultural treatment (pp. 115-144). New York, NY: The Free Press.        
  • Ward, K., & Waters, J. (1999). The impact of targeted prevention programs for adolescents at high risk for HIV transmission. In S. Taylor-Brown & A. Garcia (Eds.), HIV affected and vulnerable youth: Preventative issues and approaches (pp. 51-78).
  • Ward, K., & Waters, J. (1999). The impact of targeted prevention programs for adolescents at high risk for HIV transmission. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education for Adolescents and Children, 3(1-2), 51-77.

Book Reviews:

  • Ward, K. (In Press). Constructive clinical supervision. [Review of the book Constructive clinical supervision in counseling and psychotherapy by Douglas A. Guiffrida]. The new social worker magazine.
  • Ward, K. (2010, January 11). The resilient clinician. [Review of the book The resilient clinician by Robert J. Wicks]. Social Work Education: The International Journal for Social Work and Social Care Education, Training and Staff Development, 29(1), 110-111.
  • Ward, K. (2010, January 11). Theory and practice with adolescents: An applied approach. [Review of the book Theory and practice with adolescents: An applied approach by Fred R. McKenzie]. Social Work Education: The International Journal for Social Work and Social Care Education, Training and Staff Development, 29(1), 115.
  • Ward, K. (2004). Clinical supervision: What to do and how to do it. [Review of the book Clinical Supervision: What to do and how to do it by Robert Cohen]. Social Work Education: The International Journal for Social Work and Social Care Education, Training and Staff Development, 23(6), 762-763.

Honors & Awards

  • Monmouth University Faculty Union Service Award (2016)
  • Monmouth University Distinguished Teacher of the Year (2008)
  • Associated Treatment Providers Presidential Service Award (2005)
  • Gero-Ed Hartford Partner Grant (July 2010)
  • Peace Corps Fellow Grant (Fall 2009)
  • CSAT Treatment Enhancement (grant renewal, 1991, 1992)
  • CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Education (grant renewal, 1990, 1991)

Teaching

  • Social Work Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
  • Freshman Seminar

Additional Information

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • CSWE Leadership Institute (July 2016-June 2017)
  • Quality Matters applying the QM rubrics (July 2016)
  • Maine LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • New Jersey LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker #SC45160
  • New Jersey LCADC: Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor #37LC00085400​​​​​​​
  • New Jersey Certified Clinical Supervisor of Social Workers
  • New Jersey Certified HIV/AIDS Trainer
  • New Jersey Certified School Social Worker
  • National Certified Child Care Worker