Naomi White, MSW


Naomi White, MSW

Title: Senior Instructor, Field Coordinator
Department: School of Social Work
Office: 407, Polsky Building
Phone: 330-972-5978
Email: naomi1@uakron.edu


Biography

Professor Naomi White is a native of Ohio, yet spent her undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh completing her Baccalaureate in Social Work and continuing eastward to New York, completing her Master of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work. After 22 years, she returned to her home state of Ohio. During those 22 years, she was an adjunct professor in the Schools of Social Work at New York University, Hunter and Lehman Colleges.  Her professional path included child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health. Prior to returning to Ohio, she was the Program/Training Director for The Council on Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)- a state-wide membership organization responsible for contracted child welfare, juvenile justice, and special education services in New York State. Professor White is currently a Senior Instructor and Field Coordinator for The University of Akron School of Social Work. She has been in this role since 2008. 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Professor White's interests are quite varied, yet all her interests lead to strengthening the human condition, contributing to bringing out the best in each person she comes in contact with, and using history as a tool to positively influence the present and future. Her sample interests include: Field Education in Higher Learning, Home-based Practice, and Creating Optimal Learning Environments.

PRESENTATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

  • Co-Presenter/Roundtable: Increasing Field Education Scholarship: Are Tenure-Track Field Coordinators the Solution?; Co-Presenter/Poster Presentation: Social Work Development of Campus-Wide Pantry: Lessons Learned. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting Advancing Social Work Education, Tampa, FL, Oct 2014. 
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: It’s What We Do: The Relationship and Student Success. 6th Annual Mentoring Conference: Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships,  Albuquerque, NM, Oct 29-Nov 1, 2013.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: Cultivating the Development of the Professional Self When a Field Placement Disruption is InevitableWorkshop. The Ninth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, June 2013.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: What Makes an Effective Faculty Liaison?: Perceptions of Students and Field InstructorsWorkshop. The Eighth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, June 2012.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: The Clarifying, Impact, and Affective (CIA) Approach to Field Placement DisruptionsWorkshop. Sustaining Quality BSW Education in Difficult times--The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference Program. 29th Annual BPD Conference, Portland, OR, Mar 2012.       
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: The Clarifying, Impact, and Affective (CIA) Approach to Reflective Supervision in Field Placement DisruptionsWorkshop. The Seventh International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, June 2011.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: Collaboration Approaches to Clinical Supervision in Field EducationRoundtable Discussion. The Sixth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, June 2010.

NATIONAL

  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: A Strengths-Based Approach for Rural Field Placements: Implications for Urban Faculty LiaisonsWorkshop. 38th Annual Rural Social Work Caucus National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Conference, Millersville, PA, July 2013.
  • Presenter: The S.W.A.P. (Social Workers Appreciating Peers) Pantry: Teaching Service Within to Practice Service Out—Webinar. Wake Up To Social Work: NASW OHIO Chapter Professional Development Series, Columbus, OH, June 2013.
  • Collaborative Poster Presentation: Students Helping Students: the Impact of Social Work on Student WellnessPoster Presentation. THE INAUGURAL Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit, Columbus, OH, April 2013.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: Social Work Ethics in Interdisciplinary SettingsWorkshop. NASW Ohio Chapter Annual State Conference: Leadership with Vision, Columbus, OH, Dec 2011.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: The Perfect Storm for the continuing development of social work values, ethics, and principlesWorkshop. NASW Ohio Chapter Annual State Conference: A Focus on Values, Ethics, and Principles, Columbus, OH, Oct 2010.
  • Co- Presenter/Presentation: Social Work SupervisionWorkshop. NASW Ohio Chapter Annual State Conference: A Focus on Values, Ethics, and Principles, Columbus, OH     Oct 2010.
  • Co-Presenter/Presentation: The Council on Social Work Education Revised Standards for Field Education: Implications for Field InstructorsWorkshop. NASW Ohio Chapter Annual State Conference: A Focus on Values, Ethics, and Principles, Columbus, OH, Oct 2009.

REGIONAL

  • Co-Presenter: Worker Safety—Workshop, Invited. Summit County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition–16th Annual Elder Abuse Prevention Conference, Akron, OH, Sept 2013.                         
  • Presenter: Life in the Classroom—Invited. The University of Akron–New Roo Weekend, Akron, OH, Aug 2013.
  • Presenter: Does the Classroom Need to be a War Zone? Learning the Rules–Spoken and Unspoken to Cultivate a Learning Environment that Works—Workshop. Sixth Annual BLACK MALE SUMMIT, Akron, OH, April 2013.
  • Presenter: Magnifying Glass look into Stress and Crisis–Presentation, Invited. Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA), Akron, OH, Mar 2013.
  • Presenter: African-Americans in the Classroom: Are There Unspoken Rules toward Academic Success?; Race and Christianity: Are they mutually exclusive? The University of Akron--Rethinking RACE Face 2 Face Conversations, Akron, OH, Feb 2013.
  • Presenter: Inspirational Speech, Presentation, Invited. Student Voted Faculty Speaker for Joint MSW Graduation Ceremony, Cleveland, OH, May 2012.
  • Presenter: Movie Screening: A Day without a Mexican, School Lead-Organized five presentations on Diversity on behalf of School of Social Work for the University, The University of Akron—Diversity Week, Akron, OH, Sept 2012.
  • Co-Presenter: Roving Eyes in the Workplace…Ethical? Let’s See. Celebration Recovery—Workshop, Invited. Community Support Services (CSS), Akron, OH, Sept 2012.
  • Co-Presenter: Ethics in the Workplace: Everyday, Everywhere, Even Around the Coffee Station—Workshop, Invited. Community Support Services (CSS), Akron, OH, Sept 2011.                    
  • Co-Keynote Presenter: Who are the Baby Boomers and Why do I Care? Far Out Man—Presentation, Invited. Summit County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition-Conference on Elder Abuse Prevention: Here Come the Baby Boomers: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll, Akron, OH, Sept 2011.


Publications

 

 


Education

  • M.S.W. Columbia University
  • B.A.S.W. University of Pittsburgh

Courses

  • Intro to Field Experience Seminar I              
  • Field Experience Seminar II            
  • Home Visits: Safety                                                  
  • Home Visits: Community                 
  • Home Visits: Effective Assessments 
  • Social Work Practice I                       
  • Social Work Practice I Skills Lab                               
  • Social Work Practice II                      
  • Social Policy Analysis


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