Current Plaudits

James E. Smith

Professor, social work

Journal articles

  • “The Cyclical Patient in Physical Therapy:  Addressing the Psychosocial Context for Holistic Treatment.” International Journal of Physical Therapy 7(72) (July-Sept. 2013) (with S. Ruiz).
  • “Development of Emotional Intelligence in First-year Undergraduate Students in a Frontier State.” College Student Journal 46(4): 795-804 (with G.M. Leedy).
  • “An Emotional Conceptualization of People and Diversity:  Integrating Emotional Intelligence in Human and International Relations for Social Justice.” The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations 10(3).
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Education: The Use of Narrative Journaling.” International Journal on Learning 16(7): 81-91.


Book reviews

  • The Mindful Path to Self-compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, by C.K. Germer (New York: Guilford Press 2009). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic (2011).
  • Imprisoned Intellectuals:  America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation and Rebellion, by Joy James (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers). Criminal Justice Review 30 (2005).

Presentations

  • “Multicultural Sensitivity and Competency in Medical Care,” Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Great Plains Chapter, Wichita, Kan., October 2013
  • “Multi-cultural Competence in Social Work Practice: A Paradigm for Standards in a Global Cultural Competency Model,” International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, June 2013
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Social Education: The Use of Narrative Journaling,” Field Instructor Workshop, Washburn University, January 2013
  • "Multicultural Sensitivity and Cultural Diversity and Competence,” continuing education in-service, Colmery-O’Neil Regional Veteran Administration Center and Hospital, Topeka, January 2012
  • “Issues in Global Diversity,” highlights of International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations presentations, Brown Bag International Lecture, Washburn University, November 2010 (with K. Harrison)
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Learning: The Use of Narrative Journaling with Social Work Students for Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Professional Academic and Practice Competence,” Council on Social Work Education, Portland, Ore., October 2010
  • “An Emotional Conceptualization of People and Diversity: Integrating Emotional Intelligence in Human and International Relations for Social Justice,” International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (July 2010)
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Learning: The Use of Narrative Journaling with Social Work Students for Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Professional Academic and Practice Competence,” International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Spain (July 2009)


Awards and honors

  • Phi Beta Delta, Beta Phi Chapter (2012)
  • Distinguished Alumni, St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, Conn. (2011)
  • International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders, American Biographical Institute, Inc. (2009)
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Educators, 2006-07
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year, Psychology and Social Work (2007-08)
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society, Epsilon Delta Chapter, 2000
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Omicron Theta Chapter (1995)
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America (1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94)
  • Who’s Who among Human Services Professionals (1986, 1988, 1992-93)
  • Who’s Who in the West (1987-88; 1989-90)
  • National Society of Scabbard and Blade, Hampton University (1975)

 

Offices and appointments

  • Dean search committee, School of Applied Studies (2013-14)
  • Program review committee (2009-13)
  • Conference planning committee, Affirmative Action National Conference (2009-10)
  • Tenure and promotion committee, School of Applied Studies (2012- )
  • Diversity Committee (2010 - )
  • Judge, Student Organization Awards Recognition (SOAR) (2011 - )
  • Chairman, department of social work search committee (2010 and 2013)
  • Advisor, Washburn Graduate Student Social Work Association (2010 - )
  • Master of social work admissions committee (2009 - )

 

 Community involvement

  • Board of directors, Valeo Behavioral Health (2013)
  • Board of directors, Kansas Medical Educational Foundation (2009 - )