Retired Associate Professor & Researcher
PhD Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2000
International social work & social development; Social action; Community organizing, Social movements, Social planning & social policy; Diversity, oppression, & empowerment – particularly related to poverty, women, & indigenous peoples; Canadian & Mexican comparative studies; International learning & exchanges
Voluntary leadership examples:
Canadian Association for Social Work Education, International Affairs Committee: Past Chair
International Association of Schools of Social Work, Board of Governors: Past Rep for Canada
“Resistance, voice, and activism in Canadian & Mexican struggles for social justice” a presentation at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, Calgary, AB, June 1, 2016.
“Key aspects of mobilization strategy” a presentation at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, Ottawa, ON, June 4, 2015.
“Outcomes of a Canada/India Student Exchange”, a presentation at the World Congress of the International Social Work Associations, Hong Kong, China, June 13, 2010.
Struggles for justice in Canada and Mexico: Themes and theories about social mobilization. (Single-author book). Waterloo: WLU Press. (Publication anticipated: November 2016)
“International development and its underlying ideologies.” In J. Drolet & T. Heinonen (Eds.), International social development: Social work experiences and perspectives (pp. 14-42). Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing. (2012)
“Communities in cooperation: Human services work with Old Order Mennonites.” (with Sarah Bowman). In J. Coates, J. Graham, & B. Swartzentruber (Eds.), Spirituality & Social Work (pp. 273-298). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press. (2007)
“Workfare: Ten years of pickin’ on the poor.” In Anne Westhues (Ed.), Canadian social policy: Issues