Faculty

Aug 13, 2018

New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.

Aug 7, 2018

Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement

Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.

Jun 18, 2018

From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work

When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]

Dec 13, 2017

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.

Oct 25, 2017

Social Work Receives $3.1M to Train Next Generation of Practitioners

NC State’s Department of Social Work has received two federal grants totaling $3.1M to train the next generation of integrated behavioral health and primary care providers.

Aug 8, 2017

Meet Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a dozen new tenured and tenure-track faculty to its ranks for the 2017-2018 year. Their scholarship and research interests range from race and immigration to organizational health psychology and urban food systems of the ancient world.

Aug 7, 2017

Social Work Department Head Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology

Dr. Karen Bullock, Professor and Head of the Department of Social Work, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology for a two year term (2017-2019). The Journal of Psychosocial Oncology provides the latest developments in the […]

Jun 29, 2017

NC State Group Pushing to Help Revamp NC’s Foster Care System

NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement is helping revamp the state's child welfare system so that recipients of services have a voice. The state is establishing an advisory council of child welfare participants.

Mar 3, 2017

Big Questions Around Facebook’s Suicide-Prevention Tools

Facebook has rolled out a handful of tools it hopes will be helpful in preventing suicide. Will they help? Willa Casstevens, associate professor of social work at NC State, studies suicide prevention efforts. She's hopeful such intervention might be positively received by younger people in particular, since they’re used to interacting via social media. “In the moment, a caring hand reached out can move mountains and work miracles,” she says. “The question would then be if they would still be in a position to take advantage of it.”

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.