Chancellor’s Spring Research Symposium | Research for Change: Topics in Social Justice and Public Interest

SCHEDULE
10 to 10:30 a.m.: Opening remarks and presentation of Chancellor's Awards for Research and Creative Activity
10:30 to 11 a.m.: Wanda Williams, Ph.D., R.N., W.H.N.P.-B.C., A.P.N
11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: David Dwertmann, Ph.D.
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Lorrin Thomas, Ph.D.
12:45 to 1:15 p.m.:  Natalie Moore-Bembry, Ed.D., M.S.W.
1:30 to 2 p.m.: Victoria Chase, J.D.

Wanda Williams, Ph.D., R.N., W.H.N.P.-B.C., A.P.N.; assistant professor of nursing

Dr. Williams’ research focuses on improving health outcomes for women across the lifespan and generations, through an interdisciplinary approach that promotes physical activity.  Her goal is to design theory-driven behavioral interventions aimed at improving physical activity in minority females to reduce their incidences of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, which is much more prevalent in minority females and can be directly linked to physical inactivity.

David Dwertmann, Ph.D.; assistant professor of management

Dr. Dwertmann’s research focuses on diversity and inclusion, specifically leadership and management challenges associated with health, disability, and the demographic change in age. His research has been recognized with such distinctions as the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2018) and the Bright Idea Award for one of the top 10 manuscripts published by all business faculty in the State of New Jersey (2017).

Lorrin Thomas, Ph.D.; associate professor of history

Dr. Thomas’ research explores ideas about rights and equality in the twentieth-century Americas. She currently is working on a book that examines the political engagement of Latinas and Latinos across many regions of the United States and their negotiation of new paths to social and political equality during the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Thomas chairs the Department of History.

Natalie Moore-Bembry, Ed.D.; teaching instructor of social work

Dr. Moore-Bembry’s research focuses on cultural humility and cultural awareness of social work educators and students. She is passionate about educating social work students and assisting them in developing their self-awareness and cultural humility. She is the assistant director of students affairs and campus coordinator for the Rutgers School of Social Work in Camden.

Victoria Chase, J.D.; clinical associate professor of law

Professor Chase directs the Domestic Violence Clinic and serves as the chair for the Camden Clinical Program at Rutgers Law School. The Domestic Violence Clinic represents survivors of domestic and sexual violence in restraining order and related matters. She also oversees a statewide appellate project for domestic violence matters.

 

Sponsored by Office of the Chancellor.