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Chapin, Rosemary
Professor, Director, Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options(CRADO) crado@ku.edu;
Watkins Home, Room 119

Strengths based social policy; public policy in long term care financing and in the promotion of autonomy and community alternatives for elders with disabilities, aging of the baby boom and elder friendly communities.

Wendel-Hummell, Carrie
Assistant Director
Watkins Home, Room 108


Holmes, Catelyn
Research Project Specialist
Watkins Home, Room 105
Project Coordinator
Watkins Home, Room 7B

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Banerjee, Mahasweta
Professor, BSW Program Director, Co-director TJ Office of Race and Social Justice
Twente Hall, Room 121

Theories and practices associated with enhancing social and economic justice; community development; micro-enterprise as an anti-poverty strategy; international social development; qualitative and quantitative research.

Canda, Edward
Professor, Coordinator of KU Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative
Twente Hall, Room 203

Cross-cultural and international social work; spiritual and religious diversity; Asian and Asian-American issues; qualitative research approaches; philosophy of social welfare; health and mental health resilience.

Associate Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Koenig, Terry
Associate Professor
Twente Hall, Room 101

Ethical decision making in social work practice; social welfare philosophy; International social work development and cross-cultural practices; Central Asian and post-Soviet issues; aging, elder abuse and self-neglect; qualitative research methods.

Dot Nary
Assistant Research Professor, Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Dole, Room 4089
Val Renault
Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Dole, Room 4089
Associate Professor
Twente Hall, Room 9

Child welfare, particularly foster care, sexual abuse; the history of social work and social welfare, ethics and values as they impact practice.

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