Recipients: 2019 SAGE/CSWE Awards

Recipients: 2019 SAGE/CSWE Awards

2019 SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education

The annual SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education is presented by SAGE in collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This award was established in February 2012 to

  • promote innovative teaching in social work by highlighting it as it emerges, and
  • recognize the individuals who have played significant roles in bringing it about.

Learn more about the award here.

This year's team award goes to:

Dr. Judy Krysik and Dr. Sasha Barab, Arizona State University

Krysik_J-photo-(2).jpgDr. Judy Krysik is associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and director of the Center for Child Well-Being. Her research interests include the prevention of child maltreatment among infants and toddlers, the efficacy of specialized court programs directed at young children removed for reasons of child maltreatment, and the practice of child protective services. Her technology design work includes child safety prevention programs that are used in schools and preschools across the nation. Her latest project is to help diverse learners thrive in a digitally connected world through the application of technology in workforce development.




 

Barab_S-photo.jpgDr. Sasha Barab is an internationally recognized learning scientist who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using innovation for impact, with a specific focus on the power of games. He is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and serves as the executive director of the Center for Games and Impact at Arizona State University. Dr. Barab's research has resulted in numerous grants, more than 100 published manuscripts, and multiple game-based innovations that have been used by more than 200,000 players to support learning and transformation. His current work extends the design boundaries from the bits and bytes of the game world to complex real-world ecosystems with the goal of helping all learners thrive in a complex, rapidly changing, digitally connected world. Across all of his work is a sensitivity to factors such as ecosystem integration, stakeholder alignment, enacted agency, and achieving sustainable and scalable outcomes.


Workshop Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting

Title: Brianna’s World: A technology-based teaching innovation for social work
 

Michelle D. George, Messiah College

George_M.jpgMichelle Dixon George is an associate professor of social work at Messiah College, where she has worked for 11 years. She serves as the field coordinator for the Social Work Department, developing and facilitating social work field placements. She also teaches and advises social work students throughout the 4 years of their educational experience. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work. Michelle maintains an active private practice specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma, and also in couples counseling and spiritually sensitive care.  She serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of the American Clinical Social Work Association and is a member of the Tri State Consortium of Field Directors.
 

Workshop Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting

Title: Teaching Innovation: 360 simulation videos and technology for the social work classroom
 

2019 SAGE/CSWE Commission on Research Faculty Award for Innovation in Research Instruction

The annual SAGE/CSWE Commission on Research Faculty Award for Innovation in Research is presented by SAGE Publishing, working in collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This award was established to honor and recognize innovative teaching in social work education. The award's purpose is to

  • promote innovative teaching in social work by highlighting it as it emerges, and
  • recognize the individuals who have played significant roles in bringing it about.

Learn more about the award here.

This year's individual goes to:

Derrick Kranke, University of Southern California

Kranke_D.jpgDerrick Kranke, PhD, is a health science specialist with the Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He earned his PhD at Case Western Reserve University. Derrick’s scholarship has evolved from studying stigma and empowerment among adolescents and young adults with mental illness to military-connected populations. He strives to help people who experience feelings of differentness preserve and capitalize on meaningful opportunities. Derrick’s work has been published in PsychServices, Children & Youth Services Review, Health and Social Work, Social Work, and Qualitative Social Work. Derrick is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC). He has also taught at Fordham University, Case Western Reserve University, and California State University Northridge, among others. He received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and was recognized by the dean at USC for Excellence in Teaching. He was elected to the Mandel School Hall of Achievement in 2018. Dr. Kranke serves on the Editorial Board of Social Work in Mental Health and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Social Work Education.
 

Workshop Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting

Title: “I’m on the right track”: Learning qualitative analytic methods through the analysis of song lyrics