Cabrini College’s social justice mission and student-centered philosophy of education impressed Laura Groves, Ph.D., who also was attracted to the College’s strong undergraduate social work program, small college environment, and dedication to students and teaching excellence.
For Groves, who joined the social work faculty in 2006, student participation in her classes is a must, as she believes the interaction helps students to fully grasp course material.
“I encourage active student involvement in learning for each of my courses,” she says.
“I use a combination of discussion, hands-on learning activities, and presentations.”
Groves’ scholarship focuses mainly on social work education, social support, and mental health.
A licensed clinical social worker, Groves’ most recent publications in scholarly journals include “Factors Influencing Clinical Social Workers' Willingness to Address Clients' Social Support Needs” and “The Influence of Professional Identity and the Private Practice Environment on Clinical Social Workers’ Attitudes Toward Addressing Clients’ Social Support Needs.”
At a 2012 symposium at Bryn Mawr College, Groves presented on educating social work students to address family violence in their professional practice.
Groves earned doctoral and master’s degrees at Bryn Mawr College, and a bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Contact Information: Laura Groves, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Social Work Grace Hall, Room 246 610-902-8357 firstname.lastname@example.org