David B. Miller, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, International Education Program

PhD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh
MSW, University of South Carolina
BSW, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of
Applied Social Sciences

Room 306
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106



David B. Miller, PhD, is an associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Director of the International Education Program. Dr. Miller’s current research focus is on the health status of African American males. Specifically, he is currently investigating the awareness and knowledge of African American males regarding prostate cancer; and effects of chronic stress on adolescents and young adults.

Course Overview

SSWM586 Race and Class: Implications for Social Work
Practice Overview: This course explores in-depth two critical issues that intersect in our society and in social work practice on all levels: race and class. These issues impact not only social work practice but also policy, research and program development. This course provides the student with the opportunity to integrate concentration content within a perspective focusing on race and class. Specific attention will be focused on the effects that race and class have on individual, family and community social functioning. Students will explore the manifestations of race and class on critical life areas. These areas include but are not limited to education, housing, health care, and involvement with legal justice system. Course will provide student with opportunity to conceptualize and develop a practice model in response to the influence of these issues–on any level of social work practice–based on research and theory. This course will build upon content from each core foundation area.
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Community Connections

City of South Euclid, Ohio

miller photoDr. David B. Miller – Council President (At-Large)
Phone: (216) 291-0451
dbmillersecc@hotmail.com or

City of South Euclid-Council-at-Large

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

Recent Publications

Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, T.  (In press.)  Rolling Downhill:  Effects of austerity on local government social services in the United States. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.

Chatterjee, P., Miller, D. B., & Chatterjee, M. A. (In press). Visions of health policy: A comparative case study of seven modern nations. Social Development Issues.

Munson, M. R., Lee, B., Miller, D. B., Cole, A., & Nedelcu, C. (2013). Emerging adulthood among former system youth: The ideal versus the real. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(6), 923-929.

Roberts, A. R., Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, M. C. (2012). Long Term Care Insurance Beyond the CLASS Program. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XXXIV, Number 3, 85-109.

Miller, D. B., & Bennett, M. D. (2011). Challenges, disparities and experiences of African American males. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 265–268.

Tobin, C., Miller, D. B., & Boas, M. (2011). Cuyahoga Board of County Commissioners: Strong start for Cuyahoga’s families. The impact of health marriage programs on low-income couples and families: Program perspectives from across the United States (pp. 41–50). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Richardson, R., & Miller, D. B. (2011). Predicting the use of learner-centered instructional methods by undergraduate social work faculty. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 16(2), 115–130.

Recent Presentations

Smalling, S., & Miller, D. B. (November, 2012).American Indians and social work education: Addressing issues of recruitment and retention. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.

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