BA, Carnegie Mellon, 1999 – Psychology and English
MSW, University of Michigan, 2000
MA, University of Michigan, 2003 – Psychology
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2006 – Social Work and Psychology
- Hate Crimes
- Sexuality and Gender Identity
- Prejudice and Stereotypes
- Oppression and Discrimination
- Intergroup Conflict
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University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
Associate Professor, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, 2011-present
Director of Distance Education, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, 2010-present
Assistant Professor, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, 2007-2011
University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, 2003-2005
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
2006-2007 Policy Research Fellow
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology (2006)
Dissertation: “Homophobia and Threats to Masculinity: Hate Crimes and Violence Against Gay Men”
Master of Science in Psychology (2003)
Master of Social Work (2000)
Concentration: Human Services Management and Health
Practicum: American Red Cross of Washtenaw County Health and Safety Department
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English (1999)
Andrew Carnegie Scholarship: Accepted as top 1% of applicants in College of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduated one year early
discrimination, stigma, and oppression sexuality-related social policies and social welfare prejudice and bias crimes homophobia and transphobia social justice and social change gender identity-related social policies
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Lau, H., Yueng, G., Stotzer, R. L., Strohm, C., & Loper, K. (in press). Assessing the “tongzhi” label: Self-identification and public opinion. Journal of Homosexuality.
Batzer, S., Berg, T., Godinet, M., & Stotzer, R. L. (in press). Efficacy or chaos? Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in maltreating populations: A review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
Stotzer, R. L. & MacCartney, D. (in press). The role of institutional factors on on-campus reported rape prevalence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Ka‘opua, L., Cassel, K., Shiramizu, B., Stotzer, R. L., Robles, A., Kapua, C., Orton, M., Milne, C., & Sesepasara, M. (2016). Addressing risk and reluctance at the nexus of HIV and anal cancer screening. Health Promotion Practice, 17, 21-30.
Stotzer, R. L. (2015). Youth involvement in anti-gay and anti-lesbian bias crimes. Violence and Victims, 30, 308-321.
Whealin, J. M., Nelson, D., Stotzer, R. L., Guerrero, A., Carpenter, M., & Pietrzak, R.H. (2015). Risk and resilience factors associated with posttraumatic stress in ethno-racially diverse National Guard members in Hawai‘i. Psychiatry Research, 227, 270-277.
Stotzer, R. L. (2014). The intersection of suspect and victim race/ethnicity among anti-gay and anti- lesbian bias crimes. Psychology and Sexuality, 5, 357-373.
Stotzer, R. L. (2014). Sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression discrimination and victimization among self-identified LGBTQI Native Hawaiians in Hawai‘i. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 3, 1-16.
Stotzer, R. L. (2014). Law enforcement and criminal justice personnel interactions with transgender people in the United States: A literature review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 263-277.
Stotzer, R. L., Ka‘opua, L., & Diaz, T. (2014). County differences in health and healthcare experiences among LGBTQI people in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 73(6), 11- 16.
Whealin, J., Stotzer, R. L., Pietrzak, R. H., Vogt, D., Shore, J., Morland, L. & Southwick, S. (2014).
Deployment-related health sequelae and treatment utilization in rural and urban war veterans in Hawai‘i. Psychological Services, 11, 114-123.
Stotzer, R. L., Fujikawa, K., Sur, J., & Arnsberger, P. (2013). Cost analysis of a distance MSW program. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 33, 357-368.
-Also published in P. A. Kurzman and R. P. Maiden’s (Eds.) Distance Learning and Online Education in Social Work. Routledge (2014).
Whealin, J., Stotzer, R. L., Nelson, D., Li, F., Liu-Tom, H.-S. T., & Pietrazak, R. H. (2013). Evaluating PTSD prevalence and resilience factors in a predominantly Asian American and Pacific Islander sample of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 150, 1062-1068.
Shih, M. J., Stotzer, R. L., & Gutiérrez, A. S. (2013). Perspective-taking and empathy: Generalizing the reduction of group bias toward Asian Americans to general outgroups. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 79-83.
Stotzer, R. L. & Rocchio, C. C. C. (2013). Giving voice to rural and urban social service providers: Recessionary effects on the provision of services in Hawai‘i. Journal of Family Social Work, 16, 20-35.
-Also published in J. F. Cook, K. Alford, J. Uhrich, & P. Conway’s (Eds.) Rural Families and Reshaping Human Services. Routledge (2014).
Stotzer, R. L., Silverschanz, P., & Wilson, A. A. (2013). Gender identity and social services: Barriers to care. Journal of Social Service Research, 39, 63-77.
Stotzer, R. L., & Lau, H. S. (2013). Sexual orientation-based violence in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Law and Policy Journal, 14, 84-107.
Stotzer, R. L. (2012). Serving rural communities with distance education degree programs. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 30, 109-117.
Stotzer, R. L. & Shih, M. J. (2012). The relationship between masculinity and homophobia in factors related to violence against gay men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 13, 136-142.
Stotzer, R. L., Whealin, J., & Darden, D. (2012). Veterans in rural communities: Perceptions of stigma as a barrier to accessing mental health care. Advances in Social Work, 13, 1-16.
Stotzer, R. L., & Hossellman, E. (2012). Hate crimes on campus: Racial/ethnic diversity and campus safety. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 644-661.
–Also published in C. R. Bartol and A. M. Bartol’s (Eds.) Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior (4th edition). SAGE.
Pietrzak, R. H., Whealin, J., Stotzer, R. L., Goldstein, M. B., & Southwick, S. M. (2011). An examination of the relation between combat experiences and combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of Connecticut OEF-OIF Veterans. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 1579-1584.
Stotzer, R. L. (2011). Family cohesion among Hawai‘i’s Māhūwahine. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 1-12.
Lau, H. & Stotzer, R. L. (2011). Employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: A Hong Kong study. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 23, 17-35.
Stotzer, R. L. (2010). Sexual orientation-based hate crimes on campus: The impact of policy on reporting rates. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7, 147-154.
Stotzer, R. L. (2010). Seeking solace in West Hollywood: Sexual orientation-based hate crimes in Los Angeles County. Journal of Homosexuality, 57, 986-1002.
Shih, M. J., Trahan, A., Wang, E., & Stotzer, R. L. (2009). Perspective taking: Reducing prejudice towards general outgroups and specific individuals. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 565-577.
Stotzer, R. L. (2009). Violence against transgender people: A review of United States data. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 170-179.
Stotzer, R. L. (2009). Straight allies: Supportive attitudes toward lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals in a college sample. Sex Roles, 60, 67-80.
Stotzer, R. L. (2008). Gender identity and hate crimes: Violence against transgender people in Los Angeles County. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 5, 43-52.
Stotzer, R. L., & Tropman, J. E. (2006). Status demands on women social work leaders: A historical analysis of the National Conference on Social Welfare. Affilia, 21, 1-19.
Stotzer, R. L. (forthcoming). Gender identity/expression based bias crimes. In E. Dunbar, M. Fingerle, & C. Munthe’s The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U. S. and Global Issues. Praeger.
Stotzer, R. L. (forthcoming). Entries for “sexual minorities and violence,” “transgender people and violence,” “hate crimes,” and “children of transgender parents – psychosocial outcomes” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (Editor: Abbie Goldberg).
Stotzer, R. L. (2014). Bias crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity: Global prevalence, impacts, and causes. In D. Peterson and V. R. Panfil’s (Eds.) The Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice (pp. 45-64). Springer Publishing.
EDITORIALLY REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Stotzer, R. L. (June, 2011). The connection between bullying and hate crimes. NASW-Hawai‘i Chapter Newsletter.
Stotzer, R. L., & Alvarez, A. R. (2009). From the archives: Porter R. Lee and advocacy in the social work profession. Journal of Community Practice, 17, 323-326.
Stotzer, R. L., & Alvarez, A. R. (2008). From the archives: Gertrude Vaile on social services access, organization, and leadership. Journal of Community Practice, 16, 533-537.
Stotzer, R. L. (Jul./Aug., 2007). Hatred at Work. Echelon Magazine, pg. 36.
Tropman, J. E. and Stotzer, R. L. (2004). National Conference of Social Welfare: 1874-1984. In P. Stuart and J. Herrick’s Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America. Sage Publications.
POLICY STUDIES and OTHER RESEARCH REPORTS
Stotzer, R. L., Herman, J., & Hasenbush, A. (2014). Transgender Parenting: A Review of Existing Research. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy: Los Angeles, CA.
Stotzer, R. L., & Hollis, A. (2013). LGBTQI Hawai‘i: A Needs Assessment of the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Communities in the State of Hawai‘i, Preliminary Findings. Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: Honolulu, HI.
Stotzer, R. L. (2013). LGBTQI Hawai‘i: A Needs Assessment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Communities in the State of Hawai‘i, Supplement 1: Findings by County. Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: Honolulu, HI.
Stotzer, R. L. (2013). LGBTQI Hawai‘i: A Needs Assessment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Communities in the State of Hawai‘i, Supplement 2: Findings by Gender Identity/Expression. Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of
Hawai‘i, Mānoa: Honolulu, HI.
Stotzer, R. L. (2012). Comparison of Hate Crime Rates across Protected and Unprotected Groups – An Update. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy: Los Angeles, CA.
Stotzer, R. L. (Ed.) (2010). The State of Social Work in Hawai`i, 2009. University of Hawai‘i, Myron
- Thompson School of Social Work: Honolulu, HI.
Stotzer, R. L. (2007). Comparison of Hate Crime Rates across Protected and Unprotected Groups.
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy: Los Angeles, CA.
Stotzer, R. L. (in preparation). Hull Houses of the Pacific: Race, Ethnicity, and Americanization in Hawaii’s Social Settlements.
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Godinet, M., & Stotzer, R. L. (under review). Youth perpetrators of race/ethnicity-based bias crimes: Considerations for the juvenile justice system. Submitted to Race and Justice.
Stotzer, R. L. & Godinet, M. (under review). Unique characteristics of bias crimes committed by males or females in the United States. Submitted to Law and Human Behavior.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
Stotzer, R. L. & Godinet, M. (in preparation). Discriminating between youth and adult offenders in sexual orientation bias crimes in the United States.
Stotzer, R. L., & Rocchio, C. C. C. (in preparation). Choosing modalities in distance education: A programmatic perspective.
Stotzer, R. L., Arndt, R., & Kreif, T. (in preparation). Dual use of distance education to address workforce shortages and technological training needs in social work.
Stotzer, R. L. & Woods, J. B. (in preparation). Constructing hate crimes: An evolutionary process. Kreif, T., Sur, J., & Stotzer, R. L. (in preparation). Speed interviewing.
Stotzer, R. L., & Guo, J. (in preparation). Accounting for culture in distance education.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I
Sophomore Seminar –Bias Crimes, Genocide, and Intergroup Violence Junior Seminar – Gun Violence in the United States
Honors Public Policy
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK MSW DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM
Social Work Policies and Services Review of Research in Social Work
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I Policy Analysis
Research Designs and Data Analysis for Practice Effectiveness Gender Identity, Social Policy, and Social Programs
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK MSW PROGRAM
Social Work Policies and Services Review of Research in Social Work
Research Designs and Data Analysis for Practice Effectiveness
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BSW PROGRAM
Social Welfare as a Social Institution History of Social Welfare
HONORS PROGRAM (2014-2016)
Honors Public Policy: Vulnerable Populations
Honors Sophomore Seminar: Bias Crimes, Ethnoviolence, and Intergroup Conflict
OKINAWA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Invited Guest Lecturer (2010)
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN WELFARE
Sexuality, Gender Identity, & Gender in the Social Environment
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY (2003-2005)
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Mentor
Research Methods (GSI) Introductory Psychology (GSI)
Grants, Contracts, & Other Funding
TITLE IV-E: DISTANCE EDUCATION MSW
Role: Principle Investigator
Funder: Title IVE, Hawai‘i State Department of Human Services
Federal Award: 2010-2011 – $503,000
Total Budget: $1,103,615
Federal Award: 2009-2010 – $452,367
Total Budget: $936,854
Federal funding to provide the Masters in Social Work Program to remote and rural locations in Hawai`i and to address significant workforce shortages, with a focus on developing social workers who specialize in child and family practice. Total budget includes both federal and state funds used to implement the distance education option of the MSW program.
SERVICE UTILIZATION AND BARRIERS TO CARE FOR VETERANS IN RURAL AND URBAN SETTINGS
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Dr. J. Whealin, National Center for PTSD)
Award: $93,077 Funder: VA Health Services Research &Development
A one year research grant to study the differences in perceptions of community-based stigma in rural and urban settings and to compare the impact of those perceptions on OIF/OEF Veteran service utilization. 2010-2011
SAME SEX MARRIAGE & SEXUAL ORIENTATION-BASED HATE CRIMES: VIOLENCE AS VALUE- EXPRESSION
Role: Principle Investigator
Funder: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
A one year grant to study the impact of the same-sex marriage debates throughout the United States on hate crime rates. 2010-2011
BARRIERS TO CARE AMONG CULTURALLY DIVERSE U.S. VETERANS
Role/Contract: Interagency Personnel Agreement
Award: 2008-2009 $10,531
Funder: National Center for PTSD, Pacific Division
In collaboration with the National Center for PTSD and the Veterans Administration, co-investigator on a research project that examines barriers to care and stigma against those with mental health problems among military veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
CONSUELO FOUNDATION PROGRAM EVALUATION
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Dr. P. Morelli)
Funder: Consuelo Foundation
A one year grant to explore evaluation methods for indigenous and local programs in order to develop a model for culturally appropriate program evaluations. 2008-2009.
TRANSGENDER MENTORING PROJECT – PROGRAM EVALUATION
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Dr. C. Nagatoshi and Dr. P. Arnsberger)
Funder: SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Targeted Capacity Expansion Substance Abuse Prevention and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities (RFA #SP-03-005) grant to Kū Aloha Ola Mau (formerly DASH). Program evaluation contract ($20K/year for five years) to evaluate the effect of substance abuse prevention of a culturally- based program. Made a co-investigator in the final year of project, 2007-2008.
EMPIRICAL STUDY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN HONG KONG
Role: Co-PI (with Holning Lau, J.D., of UNC, Chapel Hill)
Funder: Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
A two year grant to survey sexual orientation minorities in Hong Kong about discrimination and incidences of violence that are motivated by violence. 2007
BUILDING DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL SKILLS MEDIA LIBRARY
Funder: University of Hawai`i, Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity Grant
A grant to build videotaped sessions for distance education and online class utilization of clinical cases specific to Hawai‘i. 2007
Community-Based Research and/or Evaluation Projects
HEALTH AND SMOKING CESSATION AMONG MICRONESIAN POPULATIONS
Role: Program Evaluator
Lead Agency: Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services Funder: Hawaii Community Foundation
Purpose was to use Photovoice as a tool for uncovering how Micronesian populations conceptualize health, culture, and their reasons for smoking, in order to design a) health trainings for professionals, and b) smoking cessation programming for Micronesian populations. March 2012-Jan. 2013.
05/15 Stotzer: Panel Risks Faced by LGBT Youth: Impacts of Societal Discrimination, Hostile School Environments, and Family Rejection. The Building Competency in Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Conference sponsored by the Committee on LGBT Youth in Hawaii’s Juvenile Justice System. Honolulu, HI.
04/15 Stotzer: Sex and Gender Minority Women in Hawaii: Results of a Needs Assessment. Hawai‘i Pacific University Psychology Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.
09/14 Stotzer: Training for Federal Employees: LGBT Issues and Management. LEAD Conference, Ford Island, Hawaii.
04/13 Stotzer: Youth Involvement in Bias Crimes: Considerations for the Juvenile Justice System. Hawai‘i Pacific University Psychology Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.
06/12 Stotzer: Presentation – Bias Crimes against LGBT Youth. Kaua‘i PFLAG Conference on LGBT Youth, Līhu‘e, HI.
04/12 Stotzer: The Relationship Between Masculinity and Homophobia in Factors Related to Violence against Gay Men. Hawai‘i Pacific University Psychology Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.
04/11 Stotzer: Poster – Same-sex Marriage and Sexual Orientation Based Hate Crimes: Violence as Value Expression. Williams Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration, Los Angeles, CA.
11/09 Stotzer: Debating Gay Marriage: The Impact on Anti-Gay Hate Crimes. Hawai‘i Pacific University Psychology Symposium Series, Honolulu, HI.
04/09 Stotzer: Hate Crimes on Campus. Hawai‘i Pacific University Psychology Research Conference, Honolulu, HI.
Refereed Presentations – Domestic
04/15 Stotzer & Kreif: Paper – Social Work Distance Education as Community Capacity Building and Stotzer: Paper – Improving Retention and Graduation Rates in Social Work Distance Education. CSWE’s Social Work Distance Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
01/15 Stotzer & Godinet: Paper – Youth Involvement in Sexual Orientation-Motivated Bias Crimes: Utilizing the National Incident Based Reporting System. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA.
06/14 Whealin, Nelson, Stotzer, Bozik-Lyman, & Hilmes: Poster – Barriers to mental health care among ethnoracially-diverse OEF/OIF Veterans. APA Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.
10/13 Stotzer & Rocchio: Paper – Student evaluations of modality effectiveness in a DE MSW program.
Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
01/13 Stotzer: Paper – Intersection of gender and race/ethnicity in sexual orientation-motivated bias crimes.
Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA
11/12 Whealin, Nelson, Stotzer, Vogt, & Pietrzak: Paper – Perceived logistical, individual, and community barriers to mental health treatment in diverse U.S. Veterans. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.
11/12 Rocchio & Stotzer: Roundtable – Emancipatory Disability Research and Social Work. Council on Social Work Education, Washington, D. C.
10/12 Nelson, Whealin, Lyman-Bozik, & Stotzer: Poster – Overcoming attitudinal barriers in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans. International Conference of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, San Diego, CA
07/12 Whealin, Bozik-Lyman, Nelson, Stotzer, Vogt, Pietrzak & Southwick: Paper – Community, institutional, and individual issues and access to care among rural and urban veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn. Health Sciences and Research Conference National Conference, National Harbor, MD.
04/12 Stotzer & Lau: Paper – Bias Crimes in Hong Kong. Rainbow Rising Symposium, Honolulu, HI.
11/11 Whealin, Stotzer, Vogt, Pietrzak, & Southwick: Paper – Individual, family, and community social support and psychological adjustment in U.S. Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD.
10/11 Stotzer: Paper – Site coordinators in distance education: The face of the program, and Hong, Mills- Dick, Stotzer: Symposium – Engaging Students in Research-informed Practice and Practice-informed Research. Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.
08/11 Whealin, Stotzer, Vogt, Darden, Lyman, & Southwick: Poster – Exploring Veteran preferences and needs to improve mental health care utilization in rural and urban locations. VHA Mental Health Conference, Baltimore, MD.
03/11 Stotzer, Natividad, & Matayoshi: Symposium – Towards a Partnership between the University of Guam and the University of Hawai‘i to Offer an Accredited MSW Degree Program on Guam.
Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice in Micronesia, Tumon, Guam.
01/11 Stotzer: Paper – Same-sex Marriage and Sexual Orientation Based Hate Crimes: Violence as Values Expression. Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.
11/09 Whealin, Liu-Tom, Stotzer, & Vo: Symposium – Barriers to Care Among Culturally Diverse U.S. Veterans. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.
10/08 Stotzer: Paper – Pitfalls and Problems in Distance Education Modalities. Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA.
08/07 Panel Presentation for Division 44. Coming out about Sexual Orientation: New Population-Based Research Findings. American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
10/06 Symposia with Badgett, MacCartney, Stotzer, & Lau – Hate Crimes and Sexual Orientation. Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
01/06 Stotzer: Poster – Resistance to Homophobia in a Homophobic Society. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.
05/05 Stotzer: Hot Topics Talk – Hate Crimes: Threats to Masculinity and Homophobia. American Psychological Society (now the Association for Psychological Science), Los Angeles, CA.
01/05 Stotzer: Poster – The Lesser of Two Evils: Dehumanizing Messages about African Americans. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
Refereed Presentations – International
11/10 Whealin, Liu-Tom, Stotzer, Yaneda, & Southwick: Symposium – Translating Research Findings into Improved Outreach and Treatment Planning Efforts for Ethnoculturally Diverse Veterans with PTSD. International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.
06/10 Stotzer: Poster – Hate Crime Law as an Effective Policy Choice: Analyzing the U.S. Example. Joint World Conference on Social Work & Social Development, Hong Kong, China.
School Committee Work
09/14-present PhD Committee, Member
04/14-present HBSE Sequence Chair
05/10-present Assessment Committee, Distance Education Representative
04/11-present School of Social Work Admissions/Scholarship Committee, Member
01/11-present Okinawa International University Faculty Exchange, Chair
08/13-05/15 School Personnel Committee, Member 03/10-05/12 Faculty Recruitment Committee, Chair 05/09-03/10 Faculty Recruitment Committee, Member 09/07-5/10 ADEPT Committee, Member
08/08-08/10 PhD Committee, Member
01/08-5/08 Policy Sequence Co-chair, Representative to BSW committee
12/12-05/16 Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Social Work, Dawna Nelson: “An Examination of Predictors of Sexual Assault Treatment Utilization in Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Caucasian Sexual Assault Survivors”
09/11-05/15 Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Social Work, Seiko Sato: “The Impact of Gender and Cultural Factors on the Patterns of Elder Care Service Utilization among Family Caregivers of Japanese Ancestry in the State of Hawai‘i”
09/11-12/13 Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Social Work, Colleen Fox: “Assessing our Youth: Clinician Perceptions of Assessment Practices with Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment”
Dissertations Committee Memberships
01/15-10/15 Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Public Health, Tonya Lowery-St. John: “Health Status of Hawaii’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Questioning Teens”
01/14-10/15 Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Linguistics, Joelle Kirtley: “Finding a Voice in the Spaces Between: A Sociophonetic Investigation of Gender-liminal Individuals in Hawai‘i”
07/12-present Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Social Work, Christopher Rocchio: “Peer Specialist Perspectives on Stigma by Behavioral Health Professionals in Employment Settings”
07/10-12/12 Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Social Work, Mihye Choi: “Challenges and Strengths Influencing Adjustment and Marital Satisfaction for Immigrant Women who Married Korean Men in Korea”
07/09-12/14 Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Social Work, Richelle Wakida: “Examining Disparities in Compliance in Appointment-Keeping among Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 within a Managed Care Setting”
2010-present Mānoa Distance Learning Committee, Member
11/08-present Center for Disability Studies Partnership Demonstration Team, Member
09/14-09/15 University of Hawai‘i Academic Grievance Committee, Member
04/08 UH Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award Committee, Reviewer
09/07-09/08 University of Hawai‘i Academic Grievance Committee, Member
01/13-present Q-Caucus, Member
03/2013-6 Annual Abstract Reviewer for CSWE Conference, section on LGBT issues
08/2013-5 Annual Abstract Reviewer for SSWR Conference, section on sexual orientation and gender identity
10/2006 Lambda Legal – Consulted on formation of a voire dire process sheet for interviewing potential jurors in LGBT-related court cases.
Professional Journal Contributions
Reviewer: Social Psychology, Social Justice Review, Social Justice Research, Social Problems, Journal of Homosexuality, Sex Roles, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Social Science Research, Advances in Social Work, Laws, Child and Youth Services Review, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Lesbian Studies, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Violence and Victims, Journal of the Society for Social Work Research, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, BMC Public Health Journal, Justice Quarterly, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Journal of Bisexuality, The Sociological Quarterly
Guest Editor: Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work
Editorial Board: Sex Roles (2016-2018)
Federal Grants Reviewer
07/2015 Health Resources and Services Administration – Grant related to the selection of sites for workforce capacity building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings – Technical Assistance Centers
07/2014 Health Resources and Services Administration – Grant related to the selection of sites for workforce capacity building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings
07/2012 Health Resources and Services Administration – Grant related to the selection of Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for related to engagement and retention of transgender women in quality HIV care
07/2012 Health Resources and Services Administration – Grant related to the selection of demonstration sites related to engagement and retention of transgender women in quality HIV care
Honors and Awards
2015 University of Hawai‘i Online Teaching Award Nominee
2006 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in Psychology Award
2005 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in Psychology Award
2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in Psychology Award
2004 Exceptional Volunteer Service Award, Washtenaw County American Red Cross
2003 & 2004 Barbara Perry Roberson Foundation Endowment
1996 Andrew Carnegie Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University