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Jill Sur , MSW, MBA
Assistant Specialist, Coordinator, Distance Education Options

Gartley Hall Rm. 005
Tel: 808.956.9447
E-mail: sur@hawaii.edu


Education

MBA, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

MSW, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

BS, Family Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Interests

  • Disability Studies
  • Student Success
  • Distance Learning in Social Work Education
  • Nonprofit Management

CV

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Degree Information

M.B.A., University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, Business Administration (May 2018)

M.S.W., University of Michigan, Social Work, Major: Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth and Families in Society, Minor: Management of Human Services (April 2003)

B.S., University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Family Resources (May 2001)

Academic Appointments

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, MSW Program – Distance Education Option, Program Coordinator, Honolulu, HI, November 2011-Present

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Title IV-E Training Academy and Child Welfare Projects, Project Administrator, Honolulu, HI, January 2008-November 2011

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Title IV-E Training Academy and Child Welfare Projects, Institutional Support, Honolulu, HI, July 2005-December 2007

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

Catholic Charities Hawai`i, Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Program, Service Supervisor, Honolulu, HI, March 2011-August 2012

CARE, Hawai`i, Inc., Crisis Support Management Team, On-call Crisis Therapist, Honolulu, HI, October 2007-February 2008

Winners at Work (currently known as Abilities Unlimited), Person Centered Adult Supports (PCAS) Program, Program Coordinator, Honolulu, HI, February 2005-July 2005

Winners at Work (currently known as Abilities Unlimited), Employment Program, Employment/Education Counselor, Honolulu, HI, October 2004-February 2005

Professional presentations presented during the last 5 years

Sur, J. & DeMattos, M. (2018, April). Let’s Talk Story – The Value of Relationships and Informal Communication in Successful Distance Education Programs. Administration Presentation at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Arndt, R., & Sur, J. (2017, April). Getting them and keeping them… the challenges and opportunities in recruitment and retention of distance education students. Administration Seminar at the Social Work Distance Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Sur, J. (2015, April). Preparing students in distance education programs: A student orientation model. Administration Seminar at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Kreif, T., & Sur, J. (2013, November). Miles apart: Utilizing student orientation to build community in distance education programs. Curriculum/Administrative Workshop at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Professional publications for the last 5 years

Stotzer, R. L., Fujikawa, K., Sur, J., & Arnsberger, P. (2013). Cost analysis of a distance education MSW program. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 33(4-5), 357-368.

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