Shelby Elaine McDonald

Shelby Elaine McDonald

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Teaching interests:

      • Research methods in social work
      • Statistics in social work
      • Intimate partner violence/domestic violence
      • Childhood trauma
      • Human-animal interactions
      • Critical theories and their relationships to social work practice, education, and research
      • Gender, gender identity, and sexuality (queer studies) from an intersectional perspective

       

  • Courses Taught: 2013-2014

    • 2013-2014 (Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver)

      •SOWK 4900 Methods for Evaluating Practice/Programs (Winter 2014; Tuesdays 3-5:30pm)

      Description: Provides MSW students with strategies for evaluating social work practice at multiple system levels. Prerequisite: SOWK 4201 or admission to advanced standing program.

      •SOWK 4901 Applied Practice Evaluation Research (Spring 2014; Tuesdays 3-5:30pm)

      Description: Provides MSW students with the opportunity to conduct a practice evaluation project in their field setting. Prerequisite: SOWK 4900.

       

  • Teaching Practicum Experience

    • Teaching Practicum, DU GSSW

      1. Teaching Practicum, DU GSSW, Building Resilience: Healthy Development in Childhood and Adolescence. Fall 2012
      2. Teaching Practicum, DU GSSW, Methods for Evaluating Practice and Programs (4900). Winter 2013
      3. Applied Practice Evaluation Research (4901). Spring 2013
  • Courses Taught 2015-2016

    • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work

      SLWK 311: Social Work & Oppressed Groups (Fall 2015)

      SLWK 311: Social Work & Oppressed Groups (Spring 2016)

      Semester course. 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Open only to majors or minors in social work with junior status or by permission of program director or course instructor. Examines forces leading to individual prejudice and institutional oppression. Focuses on effects of oppression. Provides students with an understanding of diversity and a general knowledge of social work strategies to alleviate oppression and to empower the oppressed.

  • Courses Taught: 2014-2015

    • 2014-2015 (Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver)

      •SOWK 4900 Methods for Evaluating Practice/Programs--Animal Assisted Interventions Focus (Split between Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 Quarters)

      Description: Provides MSW students with strategies for evaluating social work practice at multiple system levels. Prerequisite: SOWK 4201 or admission to advanced standing program. This is a special topics section of the course focusing on evidence-based animal-assisted interventions and related research.

       

  • Invited Guest Lectures

    •  Graduate School of Social Work, The University of Denver

      1. Course: Social Ecology, One Health and Resiliency: Connecting Human and Environmental Health (Spring 2014), Prof. Dr. Andreas Rechkemmer. Lectured on the role of companion animals in fostering resilience in childhood.

      2. Course: Domestic Violence (Winter 2011, Winter 2012), Prof. Jordan Fox-Kemper. Lectured on the link between intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and animal abuse in the context of family violence.

This portfolio last updated: Nov 23, 2017 6:10:27 AM