1000 University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
B.S., Bowling Green University
M.A., Bowling Green University
Ph.D., Bowling Green University
Health Sciences 308
In addition to teaching social work over the years, I was one of the original founders of the Wyoming Human Services Project (WHSP) and directed the Project from 1975-78. The WHSP trained undergraduate and graduate students from many disciplines across campus in their final years of university study in multi-disciplinary teamwork theory and practice focusing on ameliorating the “people problems” occurring in Wyoming’s “boom towns.” Those rapidly growing communities were created by greatly enhanced energy development in the state at that time. The students then competed for full time, paid positions on the 5-6 person human services teams working in Wyoming’s rapidly growing communities.
In 1978 I was appointed by the University to be the first permanent director of the UW program in Casper and established the UW-Casper campus. I returned to the Laramie campus in 1986 to resume teaching full time in Social Work. In 1994 I established the Wyoming INstitute for Disabilities (WIND) and became its first Director while continuing as a faculty member in Social Work. I retired from the University as Professor Emeritus of Social Work in 2007 then was recalled in 2008 to continue serving as Director of WIND, re-retired in 2009 and again was recalled in 2012 to serve as the Interim Director pending a national search for a permanent Director of SOWK.
Over the years I have been the principal investigator for many different research and other projects and have been awarded more than $20 million in grant funding. My research interests include social policy analysis, social justice/discrimination and disability issues (particularly developmental disabilities).