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Debra Allwardt Debra Allwardt, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Horrabin Hall 8F
309-298-2460
D-Allwardt@wiu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 
Education Interests Publications Awards Subjects Taught

YearInstitution Degree  

2008 University of Nebraska                                                 Ph.D. in Human Sciences with Specialization in Gerontology

2003 University of Nebraska MSW: Master of Social Work

2001 University of Nebraska                                                Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) with 
                                                                                                                    Certificate of Specialization in Gerontology

Interests and Specialties

Dr. Allwardt’s research interests include elder care giving (both paid and familial), long-term care workforce retention and recruitment, trust in the care giving relationship, best teaching practices in research methodology, and the history of gerontology and social work.

 

Selected Publications/Articles

Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom.  Journal of Social Work Education.

Allwardt, D. (2010).  [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett].  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.

José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007).  A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample.  North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.

Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID = 254.

Awards and Recognitions
  • Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
  • Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.  Spring 2007.
Subjects Taught
  • Research Methods
  • Research Statistics
  • Social Work with Older Adults
  • Domestic Violence
  • Practicum
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Introduction to Social Work
 

Curriculum Vita


Curriculum Vita

thesis, dissertation, abstracts


Thesis, Dissertation,
Abstracts & Published Articles

Research and Writting


Research and
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Selected Publications/Articles

Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom.  Journal of Social Work Education.

Allwardt, D. (2010).  [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett].  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.

José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007).  A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample.  North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.

Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID = 254.

 

Grant Activities

Allwardt, D. & Zellmann, K. (2008-2011). Curriculum Development Institute Program.  Award: $5,000 + up to $3,500 travel expenses. Grantor: Hartford Foundation and the Gero-Ed Center.

 

Selected Presentations

Allwardt, D. (2010, October). “A Historical View of Gerontological Social Work: The Contributions of Ollie Randall”.  Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

Allwardt, D. (2010, March). “In Search of the Long-term Nursing Aide.”  Poster presented at the                American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Allwardt, D., & Venzon, J. (2009, November). “What went wrong with the Wiki?” Paper co-presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

 

Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers; Gerontological Society of America;
American Society on Aging; Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work and Research

 

Awards and Recognitions

Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.  Spring 2007.