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About GADE - Group for Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

Board of Directors Committees

Board of Directors Committees include the Awards, Conference Program, Constitution & Bylaws, Finance, and Marketing & Communications Committees. Each committee is chaired by a member of the Board and includes additional volunteer members.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations, reviewing each nomination, and selecting and awarding the winning nomination for each of the five awards given by GADE each year.

Chair: Dr. Anne Williford, Colorado State University
Dr. Laura Escobar-Ratliff, University of Kentucky
Dr. Larry Farmer, Fordham University
Dr. Sondra Fogel, University of South Florida
Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell, University of Alabama
Dr. Poco Kernsmith, Wayne State University
Dr. Stephen Tripodi, Florida State University
Dr. Viola Vaughan-Eden, Norfolk State University
Dr. Tova Walsh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Chi-Fang Wu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Conference Program Committee

The Conference Program Committee works with the Board to plan and execute the annual conference. A major role of the Committee is to work with the host university to plan and provide facilities, a conference program, and to promote the conference among the GADE membership. In cooperation with the host university, the Committee also facilitates sponsorships, registration, and in consultation with the Board, financial oversight for the annual GADE Conference.

Chair: Dr. Poco Kernsmith, Wayne State University
Co-Chair: Dr. Michael C. LaSala, Rutgers University
Co-Chair: Dr. Denise Burnette, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Annette Semanchin Jones, State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Sharon Lyter, Kutztown University
Dr. Jerome Shiele, Morgan State University
Dr. Chi-Fang Wu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Mimi Chapman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Joy Patton, Our Lady of the Lake University
Dr. Soleman Abu-Bader, Howard University
Dr. Bethany Lee, University of Maryland
Dr. Louanne Bak, State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Jennifer Greenfield, University of Denver
Dr. Debra Nelson-Gardell, University of Alabama
Dr. Krystal Hays, California Baptist University

 

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

The Constitution & Bylaws Committee is charged with ensuring that the GADE Constitution is in alignment with the operations of the Board. The Constitution is considered a “living document” that is subject to amendment. The Committee also serves as a resource for the Board regarding issues of adherence and compliance with the Constitution & Bylaws.

Chair: Dr. Mimi Chapman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Jerome H. Schiele, Morgan State University

 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee works with the Board to help ensure the financial health of the organization by adopting and implementing strong fiscal policies.

Chair: Dr. Chi-Fang Wu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Dr. Julia R. Henly, The University of Chicago

Dr. Denise Burnette, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Gretchen Ely, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Tonya Cross Hansel, Tulane University

 

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee is charged with the monitoring, securing, maintaining, and continual improvement of the GADE website. The committee has the responsibility as well, under the supervision of the Board, for the marketing of GADE and its associated activities through the website and other media. The Committee may serve as a resource to the Board for matters related to information regarding communication technology and social media.

Chair: Dr. Michael LaSala, Rutgers University
Co-Chair: Dr. Jerome H. Schiele, Morgan State University
Dr. Anne Williford, Colorado State University
Dr. Krystal Hays, California Baptist University
Dr. Stephen Tripodi, Florida State University
Dr. G. Lawrence Farmer, Fordham University
Dr. Mimi Chapman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill