Cathy Harner

Dr. Cathy Harner

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Cathy Harner

Professor of Social Work & Director of Social Work Education

Office Location: Reade 217D
Phone: (765) 998-5209

Specialties: Oppressed Populations, Child Welfare, Developmental Disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Research, International Social Work


Major career accomplishments:

I’ve had the opportunity to see God’s creation all over the world.  I am always amazed at the variety of gifts that He bestows on different people and people groups.  I have learned from the people in South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa and India.  I had the opportunity for several experiences in Sri Lanka.  I was able to teach the Helping Troubled Families class in a seminary there and helped set up an interviewing space and procedure for victims of child abuse.  I was able to develop a child abuse prevention and education programs that was integrated into public and private school education and the publication of two children’s books in three languages.  These books are in the process of being placed in the hands of every child in Sri Lanka.  My latest venture is to understand the social service system in Bahamas and possible assist with the development of research projects to measure effectiveness of services.  I am grateful for these opportunities and realize that I have learned far more from these people than I was able to give in return