2016 JSWE Awards

Congratulations to William Cabin (Temple University) and James Forte (Salisbury University), who have been selected as the JSWE Best Reviewers of 2016. Each year, the recipients of the Best Reviewer awards are selected by the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Social Work Education to recognize manuscript reviewers who have demonstrated exceptional service in responsiveness to requests for review, timeliness in submitting completed reviews, and quality of written reviews. Dr. Cabin and Dr. Forte will be honored at the Reviewers Reception at the CSWE 2016 Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

This year the Editorial Advisory Board voted a special Editor’s Award for Best Reviews 2013–2016 to Carol Tully, professor emerita, University of Louisville. Dr. Tully’s consistently thorough, thoughtful, and timely reviews have been instrumental in helping ensure the high quality of JSWE articles.

CSWE and the JSWE Editorial Advisory Board would like to thank all of the dedicated professionals who generously donate their time and expertise to review manuscripts and thus contribute to the value and success of the journal.

Best Articles of Volume 51

The criteria for choosing the Best Articles 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. The award winners for this year will be honored at the Reviewers Reception at the CSWE 2016 Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Best Article award winners are available at Taylor & Francis Online for viewing and free download through July 2017.

Best Conceptual Article

Kia J. Bentley, Mary C. Secret, & Cory R. Cummings. “The Centrality of Social Presence in Online Teaching and Learning in Social Work.” 51: 494–504. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1043199

Honorable Mention, Conceptual Article

Bridgette Lery, Wendy Wiegmann, & Jill Duerr Berrick. “Building an Evidence-Driven Child Welfare Workforce: A University–Agency Partnership.” 51 (Suppl 2): S283–S298. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1073080.

Best Quantitative Article

Christopher G. Petr, Donna Harrington, Kyeongmo Kim, Beverly Black, Renee M. Cunningham-Williams, & Kia J. Bentley: “Quality Indicators and Expected Outcomes for Social Work PhD Programs: Perceptions of Social Work Students, Faculty, and Administrators.” 51:648–667. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1076272

Honorable Mention, Quantitative Article

Leah P. Cheatham, Neil Abell & Hyejin Kim: “Development and Validation of the Social Worker’s Attitudes Toward Disability Scale.” 51:379–397. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1012939

Best Mixed Methods Article

Robin Leake, Anna de Guzman, Shauna Rienks, Gretchen Archer & Cathryn Potter: “NCWWI Traineeships: A National Cross-Site Evaluation of Child Welfare Stipend Programs for Ethnically Diverse Students.” 51:S299–S316. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1072419

Honorable Mention, Mixed Methods Article

Holly Hatton-Bowers, Peter J. Pecora, Kristen Johnson, Susan Brooks & Melanie Schindell:  “Evaluating Training to Promote Critical Thinking Skills for Determining Children’s Safety.” 51:298–314. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1012927

Best Qualitative Article

Jeanne A. Saunders, Motier Haskins, & Matthew Vasquez. “Cultural Competence: A Journey to an Elusive Goal.” 51:19–34. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.977124

Honorable Mention, Qualitative Article

Elena Mazza. “Experiences of Social Work Educators Working With Students With Psychiatric Disabilities or Emotional Problems.” 51:359–378. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1012935

Best Qualitative Synthesis Article

John Mathias. “Thinking Like a Social Worker: Examining the Meaning of Critical Thinking in Social Work.” 51:457–474. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.1043196

Best Teaching Note

Annette Gerten. “Teaching Research Methods: Expanding Practice Evaluation Designs for Social Work Practice.” 51:169–176. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.979092

Honorable Mention, Teaching Notes

Michelle Scott. “Understanding of Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention: Curriculum for MSW Students.” 51:177–185. doi:10.1080/10437797.2015.979095