Cathy Harner

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Dr. Cathy Harner

Social Work Department

 

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Professor of Social Work & Director of Social Work Education

Office Location: Reade 217D
Phone: (765) 998-5209
Email: ctharner@taylor.edu

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

 

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Dr. Cathy J. Harner

 

Career Objective:

Integration of social work education with the clinical practice of assisting people in the development of their own individual skills in spite of emotionally and societal handicapping conditions.

 

Education:

Philadelphia College of Bible
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, April 1978
Major:  Bible Social Work 

Indiana University School of Social Work
Indianapolis, Indiana
Master of Social Work, April 1984
Concentration:  Individual, Interpersonal, Mental Health
Electives:  Variance, Brief Therapies, Financial Management 

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Ph.D. in Social Work, May 1991
Professional Focus: Special Education 

 

Academic Appointments:

Taylor University
Department Chair (8/04)
Professor (8/01)
Tenure (8/99)
Associate Professor (8/95)
Assistant Professor
Upland, IN (8/92-present) 

Indiana Wesleyan University LEAP Program
Facilitator-Statistical Analysis
Marion, IN (9/91-9/92) 

University of Illinois
Research Assistant Urbana,
IL (9/88-1/90) 

Indiana Wesleyan University
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Marion, IN (1/86-8/88) 

 

Professional Experience:

ESCAPE (Eradicating Sexual Child Abuse Prostitution and Exploitation)
Social Services Consultant
Colombo, Sri Lanka (5/98 – 6/00)  

Division of Family and Children
Administrative Review Officer (8/92-6/99)
Trainer – IMPACT Program (1/99-5/99)
Child Protective Services Investigator (1/95-6/95)
Marion, IN (9/91-6/99)               

Developmental Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Worker
Columbus, IN 47202 (7/91-8/92)                                               

Archer Consultation Services
Northeast Regional Coordinator
Services Consultant
North Vernon, IN (9/89-9/92) 

Grant-Blackford Developmental Services
Instructional Consultant (1/87-8/89)
Social Services Coordinator (12/85-1/87)
Social Worker (12/84-12/85)
Residence Manager (4/80-12/84)
Marion, IN (4/80-9/89) 

Camelot Care Center
Social Work Consultant
QMRP Consultant
Logansport, IN (8/86-1/87) 

Developmental and Behavioral Evaluation Services
Social Worker Consultant
Fort Wayne, IN (5/85-9/85) 

Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Social Worker (stipend practicum)
Alcohol Dependence Treatment Program
Psychiatry Ward
Marion, IN (1-5/84) 

 

Professional Organizations:

Academy of Certified Social Workers
Baccalaureate Program Directors
Council on Social Work Education
National Association of Social Workers
North American Christians in Social Work 

 

Community Service:

Bridges to Health Steering Committee (2007-2008)
Marion General Hospital Needs Assessment Committee (2009)
Facilitator - HIV/AIDS Support Group (1994 – 2009)
Fairmount Friends Meeting  

  • Minister of Music   
  • Sunday School   
  • Ministry and Oversight Board

Lyric Club
Marion Grant County Senior Center
U-Turn  (Fairmount Outreach Ministry)
Best Years Singers 

 

Grants Received:

Spencer Center for Global Engagement - $500.00 – June 2009
Spencer Center for Global Engagement - $500.00 – May 2008
Indiana Campus Compact (ICC)    

  • Scholarship of Engagement Grant - $2250.00 - January 2009     
  • Scholarship of Engagement Grant - $3000.00 - January 2007

Indiana Yearly Meeting Gift Grant - $2000.00 -  January 2007
Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence - $1000.00 – AQIP – June 2007 

 

Professional Presentations:

BPD (Baccalaureate Program Directors), Phoenix, AZ, co-presented with Janice Adams and Michele Mallett on “The Realities and Dangers of Racial Colorblindness: Preserving the Richness of Heritage” (March 18-22, 2009) 

Guest Speaker – “Working with GLBT Persons” Indiana Wesleyan University. Marriage and Family classes. October 23 and 24, 2007 

Guest Speaker – “Cultural Sensitivity with GLBT Person Centered Treatment.”  Westwood Behavioral Health Center, Westwood, OH.  December 13, 2007 

Guest Speaker – “Homelessness” Taylor University Daytona Beach Spring Break Team – Spring 2007 

Technology for Teaching – co-presented with Ben Ranfield on ‘Turning Point Technologies in the Classroom”  Taylor University, August 2008 

Colleagues College, August 2007 – trained facilitators to workshop to be held during Colleagues College.  Also facilitated a group as well. 

Technology for Teaching – co-presented with Ben Ranfield on ‘Turning Point Technologies in the Classroom”  August 2007 

International Conference on Service Learning, Indianapolis, IN, co-presented with Rukshan Fernando “International Service Learning: Professional Application of Classroom Learning”.  March 2007 

Midwest Scholar’s Conference, Indianapolis, IN – co-presented with Paul Susan, “Senior Capstone Project: Service and Learning” (February 24, 2006) 

Church Women United, Marion, IN – presented “South Africa” (March 3, 2006) 

Biennial Midwest Social Work Education Conference, Big Rapids, MI – co-presented with Michele Mallett “CSI: The Motley Crew” (March 8-10/2006) 

Taylor University’s Women’s Conference, Upland, IN – presented “Being Single in a Married World:  Of Spares and Pairs” (March 17, 2006). 

Westwood Behavioral Health, Van Wert, OH – presented “Cultural Sensitivity Training”  and “Client Centered Treatment” – staff training workshop (April 13, 2006). 

Whites’s Institute and Residential Services, Wabash, IN – presented “Stress Management and Burnout” – staff training workshop (April 21, 2006) 

 

Global Engagement Activities:

January 2011 – Co-led (with Pam Medows) academic study abroad team to Manila, Philippines – 9 social work students and 27 education students 

January 2010 – Co-led (with Angie Fincannon) academic study abroad team to Manila, Philippines – 4 social work students and 6 PHP students 

January 2009 – Co-led (Michele Mallett and Chin Chang) academic study abroad trip to Seoul, South Korea – 5 junior social work, 8 senior social work and 3 sociology students. 

January 2008 – Co-led (Paul Susan) senior social work trip with 18 seniors from both campuses to Biloxi, Mississippi for 10 days. 

January 2007 – Co-led (Rukshan and Jody Fernando) Lighthouse team to Cuenca, Ecuador. 

January 2006 – Co-led (Paul Susan) senior social work trip with 18 seniors from both campuses to Gulfport, Mississippi for 10 days. 

January 2005 – Co-led (with Paul Susan) senior social work trip with 20 seniors from both campuses Holly Hill, Florida.  

January 2004 – Co-led (Ann Snow) Lighthouse team to South Africa. 

January 2003 – Co-led (Pam Medows) Lighthouse team to India. 

January 2002 – Co-led (Jenny Collins) Lighthouse team to South Africa. 

January 2001 – Co-led (Jeanne Argot) Lighthouse team to India. 

June 5 – 25, 2002 - Faculty study tour of Malaysia sponsored by World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati. 

July 9 – 29, 2001 - Audited the class, “Historical and Geographical Settings of the Bible” which was offered at Jerusalem University College in Israel.