M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor
Professor of Global Health (School of Medicine)
Terry Hokenstad in the News:
Sep 27 2016
It’s a once-a-century event: All of the former deans of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will join current Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore for “Inspiring Hope, Shaping the Future: The Deans’ Perspectives,” a special Centennial panel and reception on Friday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mandel School Noble Commons (11235 Bellflower Road in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University).
Representing 42 years of influential school history and countless years of personal accomplishment, they will explore what trends have shaped social work, nonprofit management and the Mandel School — in the past, present, and future.
This free Centennial event is open to the public, including all alumni, students, current and former faculty and staff, and friends. 1.5 CEU/PD. The panel discussion is from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and the reception is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This event, which is during 2016 Homecoming+Reunion, will be livestreamed for online and off-campus students.
The panelists are:
+ M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD (Dean, 1974-1983), Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School; National Association of Social Work (NASW) Social Work Pioneer
+ Richard L. Edwards, PhD (Dean, 1988-1994), Chancellor of Rutgers University, New Brunswick; NASW Social Work Pioneer
+ Darlyne Bailey, PhD (Dean, 1994-2002), Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College
+ Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD (Dean, 2002 to present), Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences
Former interim deans and professors emeriti John Yankey, PhD (moderator), and Wallace Gingerich, PhD, will also participate. Family members of former deans Leonard Mayo and Art Naparstek are also expected to attend, along with Case Western Reserve President Barbara Snyder and school benefactor Morton Mandel.
ADMISSION: Free. All guests must RSVP to attend and check in upon arrival. Students, friends, staff and faculty are encouraged to register here. Alumni of the Mandel School and/or CWRU are encouraged to register for Homecoming (http://case.edu/homecoming) and click on the Mandel School events tag.
PARKING: Besides street parking, there are many parking lots and garages nearby on campus (including Ford Road Garage, Severance Hall Garage, Lot 46 Garage on E. 118), in University Circle (Botanical Garden Garage), and Uptown.
Questions? Email MandelSchool@case.edu or call Alumni Relations at 216.368.2281.
Oct 12 2015
There are a variety of ways you can join the Mandel School at the Council on Social Work Education 61st Annual Program Meeting (#2015APM), the premiere conference for social justice professionals on October 15-18 in Denver, Colorado.
+ Visit us at booth #517. We have special Centennial gifts and lots of great information for our alumni, colleagues, and prospective students.
+ Join us at a private reception for Mandel School alumni, faculty and students to celebrate our Centennial and another record year of research. It is on Friday, October 16, at 5pm at Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. To RSVP, contact Nada DiFranco (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also hosting a Centennial Salon for Denver-area alumni hosted by Amy McClellan, MNO 1998, on Thursday, October 15. To RSVP for that alumni networking event, contact Marianne Lax (Marianne.email@example.com).
+ Join Dr. Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor, at the Hokenstad International Lecture on Friday, October 16. Dr. Vishanthie Sewpaul from the University of KwaZulu Natal Durban and the South Africa President of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa will present “Challenges to the West and the Rest Value Dichotomies: Culture, Human Rights and Social Work.”
+ An article by doctoral program alumnus Craig R. Boitel, PhD 2002, “Defining Signature Pedagogy in Social Work Education: Learning Theory and the Learning Contract,” which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education was chosen as a JSWE Best Conceptual Article. He will be honored at the Reviewers Reception on Saturday, October 17.
+ Doctoral students Susan Yoon and Hyunyong Park will receive the Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award by the Korean-American Social Work Educator Association (KASWEA) at the conference. Only two awardees were selected this year and both were from the Mandel School!
+ Presentations by our faculty (bold) and doctoral students (italics):
- Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia, Voith, L. A. Steigerwald, S. (alumna) Violence exposure and adolescent behavior problems: Parent-child relationships as a mediator. Abstract accepted for interactive poster presentation.
- Holmes, Megan R., Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia Resilience in physically abused children: Protective factors for aggression. Abstract accepted for oral presentation.
- Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna), Cage, Jamie, & Yoon, Susan Helping Direct Practice Social Work Students Embrace Their Inner Policy Wonk. Abstract accepted for interactive workshop.
- Tracy, Elizabeth M., Wood, Zoe Breen, Farkas, Kathleen Making the transition from classroom to online education….and back again. Workshop abstract accepted to present at a Faculty Development Institute.
- Wood, Zoe & Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna) Be Left for a Newer Model? HBSE Needs a Little Work Done! Abstract accepted for a discussion group section.
- Hokenstad, M.C. Engaging in Social Work Education across Borders: Opportunities & Lessons Learned. Abstract accepted for a Partnership Presentation.
- Hokenstad, M.C. Panelist. Representing Social Work Education at the United Nations. Sponsored by IASSW.
+ Alumni presenters: David Beimers, PhD 2009; Ralph Belk, MSSA 1996; Carlton David Craig, MSSA 1993; Emily Dakin, MSSA 2001, PhD 2004; Fran Danis, PhD 2000; Laurel Davis, MSSA 1978; Abbie Frost, MSSA 1977, PhD 1984; Altaf Husain, MSSA 1994; Robert Keefe, MSSA 1985; Patricia Kolb, MSSA 1971; Flavio Marsiglia, PhD 1991; Lisa McGuire, PhD 2000; Min So Paek, PhD 2013; Hyeshin Park, MSSA 2010; James Piers, PhD 1997; D. Mark Ragg, PhD 1997; Mary Ann Rawlings, PhD 2008; Joanne Riebschleger, PhD 2001; Maureen Riley-Behringer, MSSA 1994, PhD 2015; Mary Secret, MSSA 1973; Susan Smalling, PhD 2012; and Stacey Steigerwald, MSSA 2015.
Oct 6 2015
M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, will lead a Public Affairs Discussion Group on “China’s Aging Population: Policy Decisions and Program Challenges” on Friday, October 9, at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Mather House Room 100.
The event is presented by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve. Its director, Dr. Joseph White, the Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, writes of this discussion: It has become a cliché to refer to the “timebomb” of “China’s aging population.” That may be an exaggeration, like the “demographic tsunami” that supposedly threatens the United States. But in China’s case it is not part of a campaign to cut protections for the elderly. Instead, it reflects fears that China’s society and policies will not be adequate to prevent human misery. China is unusual in that the proportion of elderly in the population is rising rapidly at lower levels of wealth than in countries like Germany, Japan, or the United States, so before full implementation of social protections. Challenges are exacerbated by migration of younger workers from rural to urban areas, leaving aging parents behind. Chinese traditions of filial obligation to care for the aged thus are also threatened. Chinese policy-makers are well aware of the problem, but finding and implementing effective policies will be difficult.
A worldwide leader in social work education and research, Professor Hokenstad has focused especially on aging issues worldwide. He is a Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School.