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Jim Smith

Professor
Social Work
School of Applied Studies
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.2617
Degrees & Certifications
Hampton University, Bachelor of Arts
Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Master of Social Work
University of La Verne, Master Public Administration
Kansas State University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History
  • 2011: Washburn University (Tenured) Professor
  • 2008: Joined Washburn University faculty,  Associate Professor
  • 1999-2008: Taught at the University of Wyoming, Associate Professor (Tenured)
  • 1997: School of Family Studies, Kansas State University, FSHS 350 Family Relations and Gender Roles  - Course Instructor          
  • 1992-1999: School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Social Work Field Instructor
  • 1998: Washburn University, Social Work, Adjunct Faculty
  • 1983-1984: Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, University of Alaska-Fairbanks,  Social Work Field Placement Supervisor
  • 1978/82, 1989/90: Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, (Continuing Education Kansas State University, Adjunct Faculty
Teaching
  • SW 100 A, Intro to Soc Wk & Soc Welfare
  • SW 390 A, Contemp Iss in Social Work
  • SW 390 C, Contemp Iss in Social Work
  • SW 521 GA, Soc Wk Resrch App
  • SW 521 GV, Soc Wk Resrch App
  • SW 530 GA, Fund of Soc Wk Prac
  • SW 551 GEA, Gen Practice Seminar I
  • SW 585 GB, Special Topics
  • SW 600 GA, Clin Soc Wk Prac w/ Ind
  • SW 601 GA, Clin Soc Wk Prac w/ Fam
Scholarly Interests/Activities

PRESENTATIONS (NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL)

  • March 14-15, 2014 (accepted for presentation 5-22-2013.  Co-presenter, S. Ruiz.) - "The Relationship between Physical Illness and Emotions: An Exploratory Conceptualization of a Medical Relationship Model for Holistic Health and Wellness in Society."  4th International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, University of British Columbia, Robinson Square, Vancouver, British Columbis, Canada.
  • June 26-28, 2013 - "Multi-Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice: A Paradigm for Standards in a Global Cultural Competency Model." 13th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.
  • October 14-17, 2010 - “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 56st Annual Program Meeting, Portland, Oregon
  • July 19-21, 2010 - “An Emotional Conceptualization of People and Diversity: Integrating Emotional Intelligence in Human and International Relations for Social Justice”, 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • July 1-5, 2009 - “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Learning: The Use of Narrative Journaling with Social Work Students for Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Professional Academic and Practice Competence”. Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • October 3-4, 2007 - Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Sensitivity in Caring for the Dying Hospice Patient & Issues and Issues and Elements of Cultural Competence in Palliative Care. Hospice and Home Health Care Statewide Conference, Casper, Wyoming        
  • August 5-10, 2007 - "The Use of Computer Internet & E-mail to Improve Client/Family Communication and Quality of Life for Nursing Home Patients: A Single Subject Design Study”. Oxford Round Table – Successful Aging: Enhancing the Quality of Life”, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain (Invited)
  • October 19-20, 2006 - “Emotional Intelligence in Social Work Education and Practice Effectiveness” & “Getting Beyond the Social Construction of Difference - Emotions, Race and Race Relations: The Emotional Connection for Effective Counseling/Therapeutic Intervention”, Wyoming Counseling Association Annual Conference “Choices 2006”, Casper, Wyoming  
  • May 25-27, 2006 - “The Change Agency of Emotional Connectedness: The Link between Emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality”. The Transforming Power of Spirituality: Breaking Barriers and Creating Common Ground - The First North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work - A  joint Conference of the Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work & the Society for Spirituality and Social Work (USA), Renison College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  •  March 28-31, 2006 - Panel Discussion: Forgiveness: Necessary for Healing? 10th Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, “Investing in Social Justice: Making the Invisible Visible”, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming         
  •  March 9-10, 2006 - Moving Beyond Tolerance: Emotional Intelligence and Social Emotional Learning for Human Connections in Diversity Education. 2006 Midwest Biennial Social Work Education Conference, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.
  • August 2-5, 2005 - Differential Socialization of Emotion: An Emotional Conceptualization of Race and Race Relation. The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, New Hall College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • July 11-14, 2005 - Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Work Students: Implications for Professional Graduate Education. The Twelfth International Conference on Learning "Designs for Learning" Faculty of Education, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
  • February, 2005 - Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Work Students: Does Social Work Curriculum Increase EI? Council on Social Work Education 51st Annual Program Meeting, New York, New York
  • February, 2005 - First Year Undergraduates & Emotional Intelligence. Council on Social Work Education 51st Annual Program Meeting, New York, New York
  • June, 2004 - Differential Socialization of Emotions: An Emotional Conceptualization of Race and Race Relations. 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • February/March 2004 - Emotional Intelligence and Social Work Students: Implications for Education and Practice Effectiveness. 50th Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education”, Anaheim, California
  • February-March 2003 - Felony Convictions and Program Admissions: Theoretical Perspectives to Guide Decision-Making. Council on Social Work Education 49th Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

PRESENTATIONS (LOCAL/REGIONAL)

  • January 18, 2013 - Emotional Intelligence and Professional Social Education: The Use of Narrative Journaling. Spring 2013 Field Instructor Workshop, Department of Social Work, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • January 19, 2012 - Multicultural Sensitivity and Cultural Diversity and Competence. Continuing Education In-service, Comery-O’Neil Regional Veteran Administration Center and Hospital, Topeka, KS
  • November 3, 2010 - "Issues in Global Diversity" (highlights of 10th International Conference on Diversity in Organisation, Communities, and Nations presentations), Brown Bag International Lecture Series, International Studies, Washburn University, Topeka
  • April 4, 2008 - Emotional Intelligence and Social Work Students: Implications for Education and Practice Effectiveness "Grand Rounds" Research Day, University of Wyoming, College of Health Sciences, Laramie, Wyoming
  • March 28, 2008 – (Keynote Speaker) Emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality: the Mind, Body and Soul Connection, "Mind, Body, and Soul Faculty and Staff Seminar", Laramie County Community College, Albany County Campus, Laramie, Wyoming
  • February 2, 2008 - Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Sensitivity in Caring for the Dying Hospice Patient: Issues and Issues and Elements of Cultural Competence in Palliative Care. Volunteer Training, Hospice of Laramie, Laramie, Wyoming
  • March 24 & September 29, 2007 - Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Sensitivity in Caring for the Dying Hospice Patient: Issues and Elements of Cultural Competence in Palliative Care. Volunteer Training, Hospice of Laramie, Laramie, Wyoming
  • March 4, 2006 - Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Sensitivity in Caring for the Dying Hospice Patient: Issues and Elements of Cultural Competence in Palliative Care. Volunteer Training, Hospice of Laramie. Laramie, Wyoming
  • March, 2004 - Development of Emotional Intelligence in First Year-Undergraduates. 8th Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 2003 - Diversity and the Need for an Emotional Connection. National Association of Social Workers-Idaho Chapter Spring Conference, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
  • March, 2003 - Emotional Awareness for Social Justice: Is There a Connection? 7th Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice 2003 Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 2002 - Diversity and the Need for Emotional Connection. Wyoming Summer Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies, University of Wyoming, Wyoming Care Office, Casper, Wyoming
  • March, 2002 - Emotional Connection for Social and Economic Justice. The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice 2002 Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 1999 - Emotional Intelligence and Criminal Behavior: An Exploratory Study of Individuals on Probation and Parole in the State of Kansas. 3rd Annual Justice Agencies Trends and Issues Conference. The Department of Criminal Justice Washburn University, and the Kansas Criminal Justice Association, Topeka, Kansas
  • 1996 - Male Gender Role Conditioning: The Untreated Link to Family Violence. 1996 Mental Health in Corrections Symposium: Mental Health in Corrections Consortium, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1994 - Incarcerated Males Molested as Children: Symptoms, Assessment, Strategies and Skills for Treatment and Skills. 1994 Multi-Disciplinary Training Conference, American Correctional Health Services Association, Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1993 - Social Work with Men: Beyond the Stereotype. 6th Annual Field Practicum Conference, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1990 - Sexual Abuse as a Result of Long Term Family Dysfunction. National Association of Social Workers Annual State Conference - Kansas Chapter, Manhattan, Kansas

PUBLICATIONS (REFEREED JOURNALS)

  • Ruiz, S. & Smith, J.E. (July-Sept 2013), "The Cyclical Petient in Physical Therapy: Addressing the Psychosocial Context for Holistic Treatment" (Manuscript Number: JPT-2012-09-014), International Journal of Physical Therapy. Vol 7(2).
  • Leedy, G.M. & Smith, J.E. (2012), "Development of Emotional Intelligence in First-Year Undergraduate Students in a Frontier State," College Student Journal.  December, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 795-804.
  • Smith, J.E. (2010) “An Emotional Conceptualization of People and Diversity: Integrating Emotional Intelligence in Human and International Relations for Social Justice”. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Volume 10 (3). ISSN 1447- 9532
  • Smith, J.E. (2009) “Emotional Intelligence and Professional Education: The Use of Narrative Journaling.” International Journal on Learning Volume 16 Issue 7, pp.81-91 ISBN: 1447-9494 (print)
  • Smith, J. & Hibbler, S. (2008). "The Use of Computer Internet & E-mail to Improve Client/Family Communication and Quality of Life for Nursing Home Patients: A Single Subject Design Study”. Forum on Public Policy Online, Summer 2007 edition. Download the article from the link below.
  • Smith, J.E. (Fall, 2007) “The Change Agency of Emotional Connectedness: The Link between Emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Spirituality”.  Society for Spirituality and Social Work Forum, 13(1)
  • Smith, J.E. (2006) “Differential Socialization of Emotions: An Emotional Conceptualization of Race and Race Relations.” International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3(6) ISBN: 1447-9508 (print), 1447- 9559 (online)
  • Smith, J. E. (2006) “Emotional Intelligence and Social Work Students Education: Implications for Graduate Professional Education” International Journal of Learning, Volume 12 (7). ISBN: 1447-9494 (print), 1447-9540 (online)
  • Cumbie, S., Weinert, C., Luparell, S., Conley, V., & Smith, J. (2005). “Developing a Scholarship Community”, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37(3), p 289-293
  • Leedy, G. & Smith, J. (2005), “Felony Convictions and Program Admissions: Theoretical Perspectives to Guide Decision-Making", The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Spring 2005: Volume 3, No. 1
  • Smith, J.E. (2002) “Race, Emotion, and Socialization,” Race, Gender, and Class in Psychology: A Critical Approach"- [Special Issue], Race, Gender, and Class: A Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Journal, 9(4), 94-110.

PUBLICATIONS (BOOK REVIEWS)

  • Smith, J.E. (2011). [Review of the book The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, (Germer, C.K. New York:Guilford Press, 2009. Pp. 306]. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
  • Smith, J.E. (2005). [Review of the book Imprisoned Intellectuals: American's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion. (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. pp. xviii, 373]. Criminal Justice Review, Volume 30, 2005
Service Interests/Activities

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY

  • Affirmative Action National Conference Planning Committee – Member, 2009-2010                               
    • Marketing Sub-committee – Member
  • Diversity Committee – Member, 2010-Present
  • SOAR (Student Organization Awards Recognition) – Judge, 2011-Present

SCHOOL OF APPLIED STUDIES

  • University Assessment Committee – Member
    • Social Work Representative 2011-Present
  • University Program Review Committee – Member, 2009-Present
  • Student Financial Aid Committee – Member, 2010-Present
  • Honors Advisory Board – Member, 2010-Present
    • Scholarship Sub-Committee Member

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

  • Chair, Department of Social Work Search Committee – 2010
  • Washburn University Graduate Student Social Work Association – Advisor, 2010 Present
  • MSW Admissions Committee – Member, 2009-Present
  • Ichabod Junior Day Advising – 2008

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Supervision for State of Kansas Clinical Social Work License 2012
  • Kansas Medical Education Foundation Board of Directors – 2009-Present
    • Finance Subcommittee
  • The Man’s School Mentorship Program – 2010-Present
  • Narrator, Children & Family Services Training Video Course Series, Kathy Mackintosh, CFS Training Manager, KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services, Topeka, KS – 2010
Career Accomplishments
  • 1999-2002: Social Work Officer, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), US Army, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves, 1835th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Component), Denver, Colorado
  • 1993-1999: Clinical Social Worker/Outpatient Therapist, Pawnee Mental Health Services, Junction City, Kansas
  • 1993-1999: Social Work Officer, Major, US Army Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves, 1908th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Component), Topeka, Kansas 
  • 1978-1993: United States Army (Active Duty - Honorable Discharge)
    • 1992-1993: Social Work Officer, Major, Directorate of Mental Health, US Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    • 1990-1992: Division Social Worker Officer, Major, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas - Deployed and served with 1st Infantry Division, Division Mental Health to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (December 19, 1990-May 13, 1991)
    • 1988-1990: Chief, Social Work Division, Major, US Army Correctional Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas
    • 1987-1988: Chief, Social Work Services, Major, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
    • 1986-1987: Chief, Family Support Division, Major, US Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
    • 1986-1986: Interim Director, Personnel and Community Activities, Captain, US Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
    • 1985-1986: Chief, Human Resources Division, Captain, US Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
    • 1983-1985: Chief, Army Community Services, Captain, US Army Garrison, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
    • 1982-1983: Chief, Community Mental Health Activity, Captain, US Army Health Clinic, Fort Greely, Alaska
    • 1978-1982: Unit Social Work Officer, First Lieutenant, US Army Retraining Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1977-1978: Caseworker, Service to Military Families and Veterans, American National Red Cross, Richmond Virginia Chapter, Richmond, Virginia

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars – Inducted April 13, 2012, Washburn University
  • Received tenure and Promotion at Washburn University 2011
  • Distinguished Alumni, St. Luke’s School, Founder’s Day, New Canaan, CT, (10-22-2011)
  • Madison Who’s Who of Executive and Professional - 2009-2010
  • International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders – “Inaugural Edition”- 2009, American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year – Psychology and Social Work, 2007-2008 Edition
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, 11th Edition - 2006-2007
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry 2006-2007 “Honors Edition” – VIP Member
  • AcademicKeys Who's Who in Social Science Higher Education (Selected for Inclusion,
  • October, 2003)
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work), Epsilon Delta Chapter, University of Wyoming, Inducted 04/07/00
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (Human Ecology), Omicron Theta Chapter, Kansas State University, Initiated 11/17/95
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America: 1989/1990; 1991/1992; 1993/1994
  • Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals: 1986; 1988; 1992/1993
  • Who's Who in the West: 1987/1988; 1989/1990
  • National Society of Scabbard and Blade (Military Honor Society), Hampton University, Initiated 03/08/75
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities: 1975

MILITARY AWARDS

  • Combat Medical Badge -1992
  • Expert Field Medical Badge -1981
  • Meritorious Service Medal / with Oak Leaf Cluster - 1982; 1993
  • Army Commendation Medal / with 2-Oak Leaf Cluster 1982; 1983; 1992
  • Army Achievement Medal / with Oak Leaf Cluster 1985; 1991
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal / with Oak Leaf Cluster, 1996; 1999
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal - 1991
  • National Defense Service Medal - 1991
  • Armed Forces Reserve Ribbon - 1997
  • Army Service Ribbon - 1992
  • Liberation of Kuwait Medal / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - 1992
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal / Government of Kuwait - 1992
  • Unit Commendation Ribbon / with Oak Leaf Cluster - 1992
  • Overseas Ribbon / with #2 - 1983
  • Distinguished Military Graduate (ROTC) - 1975
  • Distinguished Military Student (ROTC) - 1973-1975
  • ROTC Scholarship Award – 1973-1975
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