Derr Publishes on Doctoral Students and Social Justice

Written by Laura Paskin
August 7, 2014

Social Work Professor Amelia S. Derr published “Teaching Note: Infusing Social Justice Into Doctoral Programs of Social Welfare: An Incremental Approach,” with Kimberly D. Hudson, Valerie B. Shapiro, Carrie Moylan, and Antonio Garcia, in the Journal of Social Work Education. The article shares 30 learning objectives emergent from an incremental change process for enhancing social justice education at the doctoral level.

“There are strengths and limitations in approaches to infusing social justice education into doctoral programs in social welfare,” Derr said. “The article focuses on lessons learned and provides insight into ways to advance social justice priorities.”

Derr joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty 2013. She teaches integrated social work practice, qualitative and quantitative research methods, social work history, social work with immigrants and refugees, and international social work.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees.