Dr. Kayser is a Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work. He received his masters of social work (MSW) in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Denver. He joined the GSSW faculty in 1990. Previously, he has taught courses on the history of social welfare and social work, clinical social work theory and practice, child and adult psychotherapy practice. For the AY 2013-2014, Dr. Kayser is teaching Integrated Social Work Practice for Social Justice course. His research and scholarship are in the areas of history of social work education using archival research, oral histories, and first-person narratives of professional social work practice; interprofessional education; and mental health.
Recent Research and Scholarly Activities:
Kayser, J., Hoke, L., Nishizaki, M (submitted). Segregated social work education: Comparing the first two southern schools For African Americans. Journal of Social Work Education.
Kayser, J., Bowers, J., Bussey, M., & Jiang, H. (accepted). Increasing students'
information competencies┐ through online tutorials, application exercises, and
course assignment. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
Kayser, J. (accepted). Mentoring in the age of academic self-promotion: Or: How I became a curmudgeon. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (online)
Kayser, J., Bowers, J., & Jiang, L. (2013, April). Teaching Information Literacy Competencies to Students. [Paper.] Western Social Sciences Conference: Denver
Kayser, J., Bowers, J., Bussey, M, & Jiang, L (2012, November). Increasing
Information Competencies Through Online Course Tutorials, Class Exercises, and Course Assignments. [Poster session.] Council on Social Work Education, 58th Annual Program Meeting: Washington DC.
Kayser, J (2012). Commentary on Mupedziswa and Ntseane’s “Human security in the SADC Region: Learning from Botswana’s Social Protection Initiatives.” Regional Development Dialogue, 33(2), 71-74.