Faculty & Staff

Robin K. Walters-Powell, Ed.D.
Robin K. Walters-Powell, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director of the Social Work Program and Chair of the Healthcare Services Department
Year started at UF: 2007
Contact Information
Office Location: Social Work Faculty Office Room H
Telephone: 419-434-6955
Credentials
B.S.W., Ball State University
M.S.W., The Ohio State University
Ed.D., The University of Findlay
  • ​Academic Credentials: 

    Doctor of Education with Specialization in Teaching and Learning, The University of Findlay
    Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University
    Bachelor of Social Work, Ball State University



    I started teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Social Work Program at The University of Findlay in the year 2000. I then served as the interim director of the program during the academic year of 2007-2008 and was then hired as Program Director in July of 2008. I was appointed Chair of Social Work and Gerontology in June, 2010.  I served as an associate adjunct professor in the Social Work program at Owens Community College for several years.  As a Findlay native and experienced social worker, I feel that being in this position is an excellent fit. I enjoy giving back to the field in this manner and it is my sincere pleasure preparing the next generation of social workers for professional practice. 

    I did my undergraduate work at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where I graduated with my BSW in 1993. There I majored in the field of social work with minors in both psychology and sociology. I then went to Ohio State University, where I graduated with my MSW in 1996. My area of concentration was administrative social work with a specialization in children and families. I received my LISW in  January, 1999. Currently I have my LISW-S which provides my students with yet another resource in their quest for the highest professional status in the field of social work. In January, 2014 I completed my post-graduate certificate in Social Work Research and Program Evaluation.  I am currently pursuing my Ed.D with a concentration in Leadership in Higher Education at The University of Findlay with a planned graduation in Spring, 2016.  

    My social work experience is broad and spans a vast majority of the population. I started as a social worker at Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), dealing with foster care and adoptions. I served as Director of the Findlay Division for seven years, along with several other positions in the organization. I then moved to the field of hospital social work, where I served as both a discharge planner at Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital and as a social worker at Creighton Dialysis Unit here in Findlay. I feel my 15+ years of clinical experience lends itself well to the classroom in providing my students with up to date knowledge and real life social work experience. ​
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
    Meeting The Needs of Children, American Social Service Policy, Social Work Research Methods, Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Social Work Practice II, Social Work Practice III, Senior Integrative Seminar, Senior Research Project, Documentation and Assessment.

    Advisor to the following clubs: 
    Social Work Club at the University of Findlay, United, and Phi Alpha
    Honor Society for Social Workers.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Chair of Social Work
    Chair of Gerontology
    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    June, 2010-present - University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

    Fall 2014   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 347:  Research Methods
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III

    Summer 2014 SOWK101:  Introduction to Social Work

    Spring 2014 
                    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II
                    SOWK 447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Fall 2013   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 347:  Research Methods
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III
               
    Spring 2013           
                    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II
                    SOWK 447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Fall 2012   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III
                    GERN 380:  Intro to LGBT Studies

    Spring 2012            

    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II

    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Fall 2011   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 370:  Feminism and Social Change
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III

    Spring 2011           
                    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II
                    SOWK 447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Fall 2010   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 355:  American Social Service Policy
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III

    Spring 2010           
                    SOWK 101:  Introduction to Social Work
                    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II
                    SOWK 447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Director of Social Work
    Director of Gerontology
    Instructor of Social Work
    June, 2008- June, 2010 - University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio


    Fall 2009   SOWK 306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK 355:  American Social Service Policy
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III

    Spring 2009           
                    SOWK 101:  Introduction to Social Work
                    SOWK 361:  Human Behavior II
                    SOWK 447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK 495:  Senior Seminar

    Fall 2008   SOWK 355:  American Social Service Policy
                    SOWK 347:  Research Methods for Social Workers
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III

    Interim Director of the Social Work Program
    Instructor of Social Work
    July 2007-June, 2008 - University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

    Spring 2008           
                    SOWK306:  Social Work Practice II
                    SOWK361:  Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
                    SOWK447:  Senior Research Project
                    SOWK495:  Senior Integrative Seminar
               
    Fall 2007   SOWK101:  Introduction to Social Work
                    SOWK355:  American Social Service Policy
                    SOWK 405:  Social Work Practice III  

    Associate Professor
    August 2007-Present - Owens Community College, Findlay, Ohio

    Spring 2012  IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Fall 2011     SOWK 220:  American Social Service Policy

    Spring 2011  IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Fall 2010     SOWK 250:  Documentation and Assessment in Social Work

    Spring 2010           
                      SOWK 220:  American Social Service Policy
                     IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Fall 2009     SOWK 201:  Introduction to Social Work

    Spring 2009

    IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Fall 2008  IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Spring 2008   
                    IDS295:  Independent Studies in Social Work:  Senior Capstone Class

    Fall 2007   SOWK 250:  Documentation and Assessment in Social Work

    Adjunct Faculty
    August 2002 to May 2007:    University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

    Spring 2007           
                      SOWK101:  Introduction to Social Work
                      SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                      SOWK347:  Research Methods for Social Workers
       
    Fall 2006     SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                      SOWK355:  American Social Service Policy

    Spring 2006           
                       SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                       SOWK347:  Research Methods for Social Workers
                   

    Fall 2005   SOWK101:  Introduction to Social Work
                    SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                    SOWK355:  American Social Service Policy           

    Spring 2005           
                    SOWK101:  Introduction to Social Work
                   SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                    SOWK347:  Research Methods for Social Workers

    Fall 2004   SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                    SOWK355:  American Social Service Policy

    Spring 2004           
                    SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
                    SOWK447:  Research Methods for Social Workers

    Fall 2003   SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children
       
    Spring 2003           
                    SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children

    Fall 2002   SOWK320:  Meeting the Needs of Children

       
    SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
    May 2000-August 2008        Renal Social Worker

    Creighton Dialysis Unit, Findlay, Ohio
    Licensed independent social worker responsible for completing
    psychosocial assessments with patients.   Also responsible for
    diagnosing, counseling, community networking, organizing, education,
    planning, consultation, and evaluation. 

    May 2000-August 2008        Medical Social Worker
    Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital, Findlay, Ohio
    Primary responsibilities include discharge planning for hospital inpatient units.  Able to cover all areas, but specializing in maternity, oncology, and ICU units.  This position is considered TOC (temporary on-call)-fill in for vacations and sick leave of other social work staff.  Also in the on-call rotation, responsible for pager calls outside of regular social work hours at the hospital.

    February 2000-                  Divisional Director
    May 2000

    Lima Division of SAFY, Delphos, Ohio
    Responsible for all administrative duties and clinical supervision of 8
    social workers. 

    May 1999-                         Regional Administrative Manager
    February 2000            

    Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth
    Responsible for supervising 7 divisional offices for SAFY-assisted in over all macro planning issues, budgeting and finances, foster parent training and recruitment, overall forecasting and supervision.

    December 1996-               Divisional Director
    May 1999            

    Findlay Division of SAFY, Findlay, Ohio
    Responsible for opening a division of SAFY in Findlay, Ohio.  Recruiting, training, and supervising social work staff of 6. Responsible for home studies, licensing of foster homes, recertification of foster homes, foster parent orientation, in home intervention services, counseling, adoption assessor, budgeting, and all other administrative duties.

    May 1996-                       Family Development Specialist
    December 1996            

    Northwest Region of SAFY
    Responsibilities included working to recruit foster families and develop
    new divisional office in Findlay, Ohio.  Complete home studies for foster and adoptive applicants, training and licensing of foster and adoptive homes.  General on-going trainer of foster parents, in home
    intervention services, counseling, planning and consultation, community organization and education.

    February 1994-                 Case Manager
    May 1996            

    Sidney and Lima Divisions of SAFY
    Responsible for case management of caseload consisting of 12-16 youth in the foster care system.     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    Bachelorette Program Directors (BPD)- member since 2008

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)- member since 2008

    National Association of Social Work (NASW)- member since 1993

    Board Member- National Lupus Foundation- 2009-2012

    Board Member- Safe Harbor Runaway Shelter, Lima, Ohio- 2012 to present

    Board Member- Owens Community College, 2010-present

    Board Member- Rhoades State Community College, 2011-present

    Board Member- Awakening Minds Art- 2012-present

    Board Member- Phi Alpha National Honor Society- 2013-present


    CURRENT COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
    Convocations Committee, 2013-present

    Social Work Advisory Board Committee, 2001-present

    Chairs Council Secretary, 2013-present

    Chairs Council, 2010- present

    Deans Advisory Council, 2007-present

    International Travel Fund Committee, 2014- present

    Faculty Graduate Council, Alternate Member, 2014- present

    Interdisciplinary Professional Education Committee, 2014-present

    LGBT Campus Climate Survey Committee, 2013-present

    Violence Against Women Task Force, 2013-present

    Faculty Evaluation Sub-Committee, 2013-present


    UNIVERSITY SERVICE
    Advisor to Social Work Club-Fall 2007-present

    Advisor to United- Gay Straight Alliance-Fall 2010-present

    Advisor to Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society- Fall 2007-present

    Advisor to the Social Work Club-Owens Community College – Fall 2010-Spring 2013


    EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES
    BPD/LOUISVILLE, KY- March 2014

    MBLGTACC/KANSAS CITY, MO- February 2014

    CSWE/DALLAS, TX- November 2013

    BPD/MYRTLE BEACH, SC- March 2013

    MBLGTACC/LANSING, MI- February 2013

    CSWE/WASHINGTON, DC- November 2012

    NASW/COLUMBUS, OH- November 2011

    CSWE/ATLANTA, GA-November 2011

    BPD/PORTLAND, OR- March 2010

    NASW/COLUMBUS, OHIO-October 2010

    NASW/COLUMBUS, OHIO- October 2009

    CSWE/ SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- October 2009

    BPD/ PHOENIX, ARIZONA-April 2009

    CSWE/PHIL, PA- October 2008

    BPD/DESTIN FLORIDA- April 2008

    CSWE/SAN FRANCISCO- September 2007

    RENAL NETWORK MEETING/CHICAGO, ILLINOIS- February 2007

    NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM/COLUMBUS, OHIO- April 2006

    ANNA NATIONAL MEETING/LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- May 2006

    CERTIFIED TRAINER FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT- February 1998

    CERTIFIED ADOPTION ASSESSOR FOR STATE OF OHIO- May 1996

  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
    Walters-Powell, R. (2014, April).  Stepping outside my culture, a Vietnam experience.  Presented at the Symposium for Arts and Creativity at The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2014, March).  Teaching diversity in the classroom, panel presentation.  Presented at Baccalaureate Program Director Conference in Louisville, KY.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, February).  Sexual identity formation in the college student.  Presented at the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered Ally College Conference, Lansing, MI.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2012, September).  Suicide prevention among LGBT youth:  A workshop for professionals who serve youth.  Presented at the Supporting the Journey Conference Preventing Suicide in the LGBT Community, Findlay, OH.
     

    GUEST PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES
    Walters-Powell, R. (2014, May 14).  For the Welfare of Children.  CASA in-service training, Lima Ohio.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, November 20) Stepping outside my culture, a Vietnam Experience.  Brown Bag Lunch Presentation at The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, September) Stepping outside my culture, a Vietnam Experience. BLMC 240: Hiroaki Kawamura.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, May 28).  Social Work Practice.  University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, May 22).  Human Behavior and the Social Environment (2).  University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, May 21).  Human Behavior and the Social Environment (1).  University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, May 18).  Motivating Yourself to action.  University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013, May 17).  Social Work Research Methods (2).  University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R.  (2013, May 15).    Social Work Research Methods (1). University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Walters-Powell, R. (2013 May 29).  Social Work Practice in the United States.  American Embassy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


    POSTER PRESENTATIONS
    BSW Student Attitudes Towards LGBT Individuals, a Qualitative Study- Poster Presentation at NASW Conference, Columbus, Ohio- November 2011

    BSW Student Attitudes Towards LGBT Individuals, a Qualitative Study- Poster Presentation- Graduate Poster Session at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan- March, 2012


    FACULTY SPONSORED PRESENTATIONS
    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, The University of Findlay April 2014

    Brown, K. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Assessment of the Picture Exchange Communication System Approach.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2014.

    Colliver, A., and Walters-Powell, R.  An Exploratory Study on the Need for a Bereavement Program for Long-Term Residents in a Nursing Home. Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and
    Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Dager, K. and Walters-Powell, R.  How Does Utilization of Community Resources Impact Satisfaction with Overall Care in Medicare Home Health Patients?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for
    Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Flores, S. and Walters-Powell, R.  Assertive Community Treatment.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Green, J. and Walters-Powell, R.  Exploring the Benefits of Providing Transportation Services in a Private Foster Care Agency.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and
    Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Grilliot, M. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Assessment of Behaviors Exhibited by Dementia Residents at Different Stages of Dementia, Depending on the Phases of the Moon. Oral session presented at the
    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Kenter, M., and Walters-Powell, R.  Would Adding In-Agency Training Produce More Efficient​ Results?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2014.

    Miller, T. and Walters-Powell, R. How to Extend Explore Our World After-School Program?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Scheck, A. and Walters-Powell, R.  Medicare Replacement Plans and How They Impact a Patient’s Stay in a Skilled Facility.  Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay,
    Ohio. April 2014.

    Schmiesing, E. and Walters-Powell, R.  The Impact of Prevention in Reducing Prescription Drug Misuse Among the 18 to 25 Year-Old Population in Hancock County.  Oral session presented at the
    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Walter, R. and Walters-Powell, R.  A Comparative Analysis of Existing Programs in an Attempt to Identify Factors that May Contribute to a more Successful Outcome with Regards to Frequent Flyer Clients in a Hospital Setting.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Vitt, J. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Assessment to Analyze the Efficiency of Prisoner Re-Entry Programs in Increasing the Ability for Ex-Offenders to Gain Employment and Reduce Recidivism Rates.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2014.

    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, The University of Findlay April 2013

    Badertscher, K. and Walters-Powell, R.  Exploring the Effectiveness of Aggression Replacement Training (ART) and Improving the Behavior of Adolescents.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Billings, I. and Walters-Powell, R.  Independent Living Programs in Foster Care:  Outcomes of Youth Aging Out of the Foster Care System.  Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Carter, R. and Walters-Powell, R.  Residential Living and Depression:  Does Family Involvement Lower the Effects of Depression?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity,
    Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Cseszneki, K. and Walters-Powell, R.  How Does the Admission of a New Teenage girl Affect the Established Routines in a Group Home Environment?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for
    Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Deitrick, E., LeVan, S., Mooney, B., Renner, L., Sablotny, E., and Walters-Powell, R.  United’s Impact on Findlay’s Campus and Community.  Oral presentation presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio, April 2013.

    Hoos, C. and Walters-Powell, R.   A Comparative Analysis on Assertive Community Treatment.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Kempe, A. and Walters-Powell, R.  Hispanic Discrimination, Still Occurring?  An Exploration of a Hispanic Community Service Agency and the Modern-Day Challenges of the Clients it Serves.  Poster
    session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    LaRocco, N. and Walters-Powell, R.  The Impact of the Modern Nursing Home Environment on Residents.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2013.

    Rhoades, M. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Exploratory Study on the Diverse Perspective Regarding Advanced Directives.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity,
    Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Russell, C. and Walters-Powell, R.  Does the “No Pass Zone” Relate to Patient Satisfaction in a Hospital?  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2013.

    Sears, T. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Exploratory Study on Understanding the Varying Degrees of Knowledge Among Professionals in a Developmentally Delayed School Environment Regarding Autism.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Smalley, C. and Walters-Powell, R.  Fidelity Scale Obstacles for ACT Teams.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2013.

    Stout, K. and Walters-Powell, R.  An Exploratory Study About the Unique Needs of Veterans in End of Life Hospice Care.  Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay,
    Ohio. April 2013.

    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, The University of Findlay April 2012

    Brumley, D. and Walters-Powell, R. The Effectiveness of Peer-To-Peer Groups. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Calvin, S. and Walters-Powell, R. The Role of Recreation in Preventing Juvenile Delinquency. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Droll, M. and Walters-Powell, R. The Family Cycle of Violence. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Johnson, T. and Walters-Powell, R. Trafficking Across Boarders. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Launder, K. and Walters-Powell, R. The Daily Rhythms Program and its Effect on People with Alzheimer’s. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2012.

    Samimi, E. and Walters-Powell, R. More than a Cup of Coffee: Creating a Day Center in Findlay, Ohio. Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Scoby, C. and Walters-Powell, R. Could Telemedicine Sessions Be Beneficial for Clients with Mental Illness? Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April
    2012.

    Stanley, P. and Walters-Powell, R. The Start of United and the Importance of Gay-Straight Alliances. Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Thornton, C. and Walters-Powell, R. Does the Use of Caffeine With Patients That are Being Treated With Psychotropic Drugs Have a Beneficial, Positive Effect? Poster session presented at the
    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2012.

    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, The University of Findlay April 2011

    Brown, J. and Walters-Powell, R. Recidivism Rates of Juveniles Within the Drug Court Treatment Program. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2011.

    Burkholder, N. and Walters-Powell, R. Driving a Nonprofit Agency. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Delgado, P. J. and Walters-Powell, R. Empowering Fathers. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Dirmeyer, G. and Walters-Powell, R. Rehabilitating Youth After the Effects of Homelessness. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Fields, D. and Walters-Powell, R. Hancock County Prescription Drug/Opiate Task Force. Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Gaskill, H. and Walters-Powell, R. Artistic Expression. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Gibson, A. and Walters-Powell, R. The Assessment of the Implementation of Anger Management Support Groups for People with Behavioral Issues in a Long-Term Care Facility. Poster session
    presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Hoffman, E. and Walters-Powell, R. ACT on Mental Illness. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Huber, C. and Walters-Powell, R. Impact of Support Groups on Families with Elderly Members in Nursing Homes. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay,
    Ohio. April 2011.

    James, Y. and Walters-Powell, R. Life After Adoption. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    McDonnell, B. and Walters-Powell, R. Toledo Needs Assessment Research. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    McGrath, S. and Walters-Powell, R. Street Smarts: The Exploration and Impact of Educational Programs for Homeless and At-Risk Youth. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship
    and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Miller, B. and Walters-Powell, R. The Cycle and Effects of Domestic Violence. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Murray, A. and Walters-Powell, R. Therapeutic Recreation. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Niedermier, A. and Walters-Powell, R. Where are the Foster Parents? Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Patterson, M. and Walters-Powell, R. Schizophrenia. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Young, J. and Walters-Powell, R. Research on Benefits of Pet Therapy in Nursing Home Facilities. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Zumberger, T. and Walters-Powell, R. PSA 3 Agency on Aging, Inc. Oral session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2011.

    Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, The University of Findlay April 2010

    Boehler, M. and Walters-Powell, R. The Biggest Loser. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Collins, S. and Walters-Powell, R. Home-Based Therapy Effectiveness. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Dill, A. and Walters-Powell, R. Research Project at Crime Victim Services. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Howell, D. and Walters-Powell, R. What is the Best Outcome Form to Use in the Mental Health Profession? Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2010.

    Huff, M. and Walters-Powell, R. How to Increase the Efficiency of Hospital Coding for advanced Directives. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio.
    April 2010.

    Kochan, L. and Walters-Powell, R. Patient-Centered Care. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Madden, J. and Walters-Powell, R. Free Volunteer-Staffed Mental Health Care Clinics. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Moss, P. and Walters-Powell, R. The Effects of Yoga Curriculum on Youth Groups Affected by Parental Domestic Violence. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay,
    Ohio. April 2010.

    Short, S. and Walters-Powell, R. Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Sidle, N. and Walters-Powell, R. Alternative Therapy in Hospice Settings: A Focus on Therapy Animals.
    Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Strimpel, K. and Walters-Powell, R. The Effectiveness of Behavior Modification Therapy, Using a Level System Within the Population of Teenage Girls in a Group Home Setting. Poster session presented at
    the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay, Ohio. April 2010.

    Zehender, T. and Walters-Powell, R. Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Living Services for Foster Children. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Findlay,
    Ohio. April 2010.


    AWARDS
    First Place Poster Presentation- BSW Student Attitudes Towards LGBT Individuals, a Qualitative Study- Poster Presentation at NASW Conference, Columbus, Ohio- November 2011

    Phi Alpha National Honor Society Advisor of the Year- 2012-2013

    Phi Alpha National Honor Society Advisor of the Year- 2011-2012

    Student Club Advisor of the Year Award, University of Findlay- May 2011


    REFERENCES
    Dr. Andrea Koepke, Dean, College of Health Professions 

    Associate Professor of Health Sciences 

    University of Findlay 

    [email protected]


    Dr. Richard States, Director of Nuclear Medicine Institute

    University of Findlay

    419-434-5328

    [email protected]