2010 Journal of Social Work Education Awards

Best Reviewers for 2010

Ronald Mancoske PhotoMichael Wolf-Branigin PhotoThe winners of the Best Reviewer awards are selected by the Journal of Social Work EducationEditorial Advisory Board to honor manuscript reviewers who have shown exceptional service in responsiveness to requests for review, timeliness in submitting completed reviews, and quality of written reviews.


The 2010 award recipents are Ronald Mancoske (Southern University at New Orleans, far left) and Michael Wolf-Branigin (George Mason University).


Best Articles for 2010

The criteria for choosing the Best Article published in the Journal of Social Work Education include the importance and timeliness of the content, originality of thought, innovative conceptualization of the topic, and presentation of conclusions and/or recommendations that add significantly to the professional knowledge base and to social work education.

Best Conceptual Article award

  • “Metaphors and the Pejorative Framing of Marginalized Groups: Implications for Social Work Education” (vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 29–46) by Gerald V. O’Brien (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville).

Best Quantitative Empirical Article award

  • “Understanding the Pathways of Factors Influencing the Use of Spiritually Based Interventions” (vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 385–405) by Connie L. Kvarfordt (University of Windsor) and Michael J. Sheridan (The Catholic University of America).

Best Qualitative Empirical Article award

  • “Mapping Graduate Social Work Student Learning Journeys About Heterosexual Privilege” (vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 289–307) by N. Eugene Walls (University of Denver), Rachel Griffin (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Heather Arnold-Renicker (Center for Progressive Leadership, Washington, DC), Michael Burson (Judi’s House, Denver, CO), Clare Johnston (Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, Denver, CO), Nichole Moorman (Bridges Family Services, Denver, CO), Jenny Nelsen (Sound Mental Health, Bellevue, WA), and Elsa Campos Schutte (Calgary Family Services, Alberta, Canada).