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Field Education Director, BSW, Associate Professor
School of Social Work
316-942-4291 ext. 2285
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Dr. Natalie Grant has recently joined the Newman University community as The Director of Field Education for the new Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program Newman will begin offering Fall 2019. She and Dr. Yelando Johnson are the BSW Program Development team. Dr. Grant arrives at Newman with 17 years of higher education experience that includes teaching and administration. She has a passion for helping students engage in the university and community and work toward their educational goals. In Social Work education, she has served as a teacher, researcher, leader and change-maker. Dr. Grant holds five university degrees with her most recent being the Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) earned from Wichita State University (2011). She has served as a Psychiatric Social Worker/Therapist for COMCARE in addition to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, researching, and serving within the larger community. Dr. Grant engages students in Social Work education through creative project based pedagogues and service learning especially coursework in Diversity, Social & Economic Justice and Social Work practice courses. She has extensive experience with course development, utilizing contemporary methods of teaching and learning and bridging-bonding with communities.

EdD. MSW, MACJ
Education:

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation: Adolescent Perspectives of the Ecological Impact of a Summer Youth Employment Program.

Dissertation Chairs: Jo Bennett, PhD & Linda Bakken, Ed.D., July 2011

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Master of Arts

  • Criminal Justice Master's project: Social Network Analysis for Organizations: A study of the history, methods, and applications.
  • Faculty advisor: Brian Withrow, PhD, August 2005

Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • Program Specialty: Generalist Practice Master's Project: Social & Rehabilitation Service's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) 5-year Time Limit Projections.
  • Faculty advisor: Brien Bolin, PhD Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2001

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2000

Bachelor of General Studies Areas of study: Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies; Wichita State University, Wichita, Ks, May 1999

Areas of Expertise:
  • Program Development
  • Evaluation & Accreditation Processes
  • Social Work Pedagogy & Curriculum Design
  • Social Justice & Diversity Education
  • Teaching Strategies & Outcomes
  • Macro Social Work Service
  • Learning in Higher Education
  • Digital Storytelling & Technology in Social Work
  • Education & Practice Settings
  • Community Engagement
Research Interest:
  • Contemporary Social Work Education
  • Social & Economic Justice
  • Historic Reflections & Place Attachment
  • Creative Social Work Pedagogy & Practice: Utilizing Art, Theater, Literature, Movement & Media
  • Generational Viewpoints
  • Youth Social Capital Resiliency & Self-Care
  • Perceptions of Poverty
  • Cross-Disciplinary Advancements
  • Generational Trauma & Ancestry
  • University Faculty - Mentoring
Publications & Presentations:

PUBLICATIONS

  • Published Refereed Articles Bolin, B. L., Crews, D, Countryman, K., & Grant, N. (2014).
  • Six word memoirs: A reflection of social work professional competency and identity. Professional Development: International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 17, 1, 28-38. Crawford, M., Grant, N., & Crews, D. (2014).
  • Relationships and Rap: Using ecomaps to explore the stories of youth who rap. British Journal of Social Work. , 46, 239—256. Published online 2016. Grant, N. (2015).
  • The Art of Happiness: Reflections on the power of creative projects. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. 21(1). Published online May 2016. Crews, D., Stolz-Newton, M., & Grant, N. (2015).
  • The use of yoga as a healing method in building self-compassion for survivors of sexual violence. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 35:3, 139-156, doi:10.1080/15426432.2015.1067583. Published online 2016. Bennett, J. & Grant, N. (2016).
  • Using an Ecomap as a Tool for Qualitative Data Collection in Organizations. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 28(2). Grant, N., & Bolin, B. (2016).
  • Digital Storytelling: A Method for Engaging Students and Increasing Cultural Competency. Journal of Effective Teaching, 16(3), 44. Grant, N., Bennett, J., & Crawford, M. (2017).
  • Evaluating the Ecological Impact of a Youth Program. Journal of Youth Development, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 3, p. 188-206. Other Published Works (Reviewed not refereed) Stillwell, L. & Grant, N. (2016).
  • Qualitative Data Analysis and Presentation in an Exclusively Digital Environment, in Proceedings of the 12th annual GRASP Symposium. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 105 Stillwell, L. & Grant, N. (2015).
  • A Lost History: A Digital Ethnography of the Historic Dunbar Theatre, in McNair Scholars Program Journal of Research Reports, VI 9. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 67-84. https://www.wichita.edu/academics/gradschool/mcnair/Journal_2014_15/Journals_2014_2015/lindsey_stillwell_A.php Grant, N., Vanderburgh, W. & Sell, S. (2014).
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a First-year Experience Course, in S. Whalen (ed.), Proceedings of the 11th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention, Louisville, KY. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 119-133 Grant, N., Callis, L, Siemens, D, Stout, L., & Bennett, J. (2010).
  • Ecological perspectives of Latino/Hispanic families in a rural school community. Abstract Collection of 7th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS. https://www.wichita.edu/academics/gradschool/cgrs/documents/Abstract_booklet_2010.pdf#page=19 Grant, N., Patterson, K., Stout, L., & Surland, R., (2009).
  • Parental Involvement in a Rural Consolidated School District. In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 34-35. Grant, N. & Stillwell, L. (Feb 2016).

JURIED / REFEREED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented at the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates (NAAAS) annual conference, Baton Rouge, LA. Grant, N. (March 2014).
  • Perceptions of poverty among university students. Presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) annual conference, San Antonio, TX. Grant, N. & Stillwell, L. (Oct 2014).
  • Losing History: Digital ethnography of the historic Dunbar community. Presented at the Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Tampa, FL. Grant, N. & Sell, S. (Nov 2014).
  • Student success and the first-year experience: Utilizing best practices to evaluate the effectiveness of a first-year experience course. Presented at the National Symposium on First-year Retention (NSSR) conference, Louisville, KY. Grant, N. (March 2013).
  • Teaching values of happiness, resiliency, and self-care through hands-on social work education. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Myrtle Beach, SC. Grant, N. (March 2013).
  • Creativity in the curriculum: An overview of creative projects for student engagement. Presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) annual conference, New Orleans, LA. Bolin, B. L, & Grant, N. S., (October 2013).
  • Digital storytelling: A method for engaging students and increasing cultural competency. Presented at the Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Dallas, TX. Grant, N., & Bolin, B. L. (Nov 2012).
  • Digital storytelling in social work education: A capital venture. Presented at the Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Washington, DC. Grant, N., & Bolin, B. L. (March 2012).
  • Digital storytelling: A method for engaging students and increasing cultural competency. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Portland, OR. Grant, N. (July 2012).
  • Building Youth Social Capital through Workforce Training. Presented at the National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA. 2011 Bennett, J., Grant, N., & Stout, L. (2011).
  • Study of Parental Involvement in a Rural School District: Implications for Urban Schools and Leadership Development Programs. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, Denver, CO. Grant, N. (2011).
  • Digital storytelling: A method for engaging students and increasing cultural competency. Presented at Tilford Commission on Diversity Conference, Manhattan, KS. Grant, N., (2010).
  • Ecological Perspectives of Latino/Hispanic Families in a Rural School Community. Presented at Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS. Bolin, B., Grant, N., & Lause, T. (April 2009).
  • Competing ethical demands and role drift: Social work in the total institution. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Denver, CO.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

  • (Non Juried / Refereed) Grant, N. & Stillwell, L. (2014) Increasing student civic-mindedness through technology driven projects. WSU Technology Fair, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Grant, N. (2012)
  • Happiness, resiliency and self-care for helping professionals and foster parents. Keynote speaker for the series of annual foster parent retreats, TFI Family Services. Wichita, KS & Overland Park, KS. Grant, N. (2011)
  • Forging a pathway to success as a Women of Worth. Pi Iota Chi sorority annual Women of Worth event, invited keynote speaker. Wichita, KS. Grant, N. (2011)
  • Happiness, resiliency and self-care for helping professionals. Social and Rehabilitation Services, Brown Bag Series, Wichita, KS. Grant, N. (2011)
  • Happiness, resiliency and self-care for helping professionals. Fall Training for Addiction and Prevention Services Program Consultants & Providers, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Grant, N. (2008)
  • Empowering Mothers with Mental Illness: Challenges, Treatment Modalities & System Influence. Annual Pride of Wichita Empowerment Rally (POWER) Conference, School of Social Work, Wichita, KS.
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Master Level Social Work Licensure (LMSW)
  • Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board through 2014 (BSRB)
  • Social Work Bachelor Program Directors (BPD)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • NAACP Wichita Branch
  • Young Professionals of Wichita/Chamber of Commerce (YPW)
  • Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Power Community Development Corporation (CDC), Wichita, Ks
  • Dunbar Historic Theater Restoration Efforts, Wichita, Ks
Recognition & Awards:
  • Academy of Effective Teaching Award Nominee, WSU (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Academy of Effective Teaching Award Finalist, WSU (2011)
  • Academy of Effective Teaching Award Recipient, WSU (2012)
  • Phenomenal Woman Award, WSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, finalist (2010, 2014, 2016)
  • Faculty of Excellence, recognition from WSU Foundation (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 40 Under 40 award recipient Wichita Business Journal (2012)
  • Robert and Darlene Anderson Endowed Fellowship recipient, College of Education, WSU (2010)
  • Advanced Generalist of the Year, POWER Conference, Wichita, KS (2007)
  • Practicum Student of the Year, WSU (2000)
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