- Professional Objective
- A position in the field of sociology/social work, where my personal aptitudes, interests, and educational background can be put to use in helping people with a particular interest in applied gerontology, forensic social work, and technology.
- 2009 - Present
Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Undergraduate courses taught:
- Social Research
- Social Statistics
- Introduction to Sociology
- Applied Gerontology
- 2003 - 2009
Professor of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Undergraduate courses taught:
- Social Policies and Social Justice
- Social and Economic Justice
- Social Work Values and Ethics
- Gerontological Social Work
- Sexual Minorities
Graduate courses experience:
- University of New England: Field Work Supervisor, 2014.
- UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School of Social Work: Field Work Supervisor,
2005-06; SoWo 102, Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work for
Graduate School of Social Work; Spring, 2001, 02, 03, 04. SoWo 315,
Evaluation of Social Work Practice for UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School
of Social Work; Spring, 1986.
- Graduate Program of Counseling, Webster University; COUN 5020,
Introduction to Counseling for the Graduate Program of Counseling,
- Graduate School of Social Work, East Carolina University; SOCW 5940, Research
Methodology for Social Workers Fall, 94; Sp. 95, 96; SOCW 6711,
Social Work Practice and Research for Graduate School of Social Work, East
Carolina University; Summer, 94 & 96; Fall, 95.
- George Warren Brown Graduate School of Social Work, Washington University;
Summer; Field Instructor, 94.
- Brandeis University; Doctoral Dissertation Committee, 1993-94.
University of New England; Field Instructor, Spring, 2014
- 2013 - present
- Co-Director of the Public Policy Institute (Kettering Foundation)
- 1989 - present
- Coordinator, Minor in Applied Social Gerontology
- 1996 - 2003
- Professor/Director, Social Work Program, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- 1991 - 96
- Associate Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, Pembroke State University
- 1980 - 91
- Assistant Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, Pembroke State University
- 1978 - present
Established private practice (Marson & Associates) to keep up with current trends in Social Work Practice. Presently, most of the activities within the practice concern health care delivery for the elderly and social science research for attorneys. Experience with groupwork in sub-stance abuse for prison system. In general, primary activities include: 1) Consultation; 2) Research; 3) Casework/Groupwork; 4) Education.
- 1977 - 80
- Instructor of Sociology; Pembroke State University
- 1976 - 77
- Vita Treatment Center, Inc., Columbus, Ohio (Methadone Treatment Center). Hired as Case Manager. Responsible for a caseload that varied from Center). Hired as Case Manager. Responsible for a caseload that varied from 40 to 60 individuals. Involved general casework but also groupwork with pregnant heroin addicts which included child abuse, prenatal care and planning, therapy, referral, emergency assistance and cooperation with medical and psychological staffs.
- 1974 - 76
- Talbot Hall, St. Anthony Hospital; Columbus, Ohio (Alcoholic Rehabilitation Unit). Involved in intake, facilitated group therapy, speaker and community liaison (Currently part of Ohio State University Hospitals)
- 1970 - 74
Supervised young children (3-year-olds) Cradle 'n Crayon Day Care Center as a volunteer.
Student Counselor with the guidance office at Ohio Dominican College.
Summer employment with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation at Columbus State Institute, Columbus, Ohio. Prepared and placed residents of the institute and special education students for gainful employment congruent to their intellectual capacities.
- 1967 - 70
- Volunteered at the Vision Center in Columbus, Ohio; and later gained employment as instructor's aide. Assisted instructor in classroom procedures and the clinical psychologist in group therapy.
Volunteered at the Ohio State School for the blind; provided recreational activities for residents.
National Committees and Boards
Pearson Publishers: Advisory Board for Social Work, 2008 - present
Editorial Board of Contemporary Rural Social Work, 2007 - present
Editorial Board ofThe Journal of Forensic Social Work,2007 - present
Editorial Board of The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 2001 - present
- Founding and Senior Editor
- Book Review Editor
Association of Social Work Boards
- Basic/Intermediate Test Item Writer, 1997-8.
- Basic/Intermediate Examination Committee, 1999-2001.
- Basic/Intermediate Examination Committee, Co-Chair, 2002.
- Basic/Intermediate Examination Committee, Chair, 2003-2004.
National Association of Social Workers
- Task Force Chair, Technology and Social Work, Summer 1998
- Competence Certification Commission, 1991-93
- ACBSW Examination Review Committee, Chair, 1991-93
- School Social Work Examination Committee, 1992-93
- Technology Committee, 1995-97
Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
- Ad Hoc Committee on Committee Structure, Chair, 2011.
- Board of Directors, 1999 - 2002
- Ad Hoc Committee on E-mail & Social Work Education, Chair, 1994-96
- Technology and Distance Learning Committee Education, Chair (1994-6); Member (1996-present)
- Subcommittees of Technology and Distance Learning
- Values and Ethics, Chair, 2000-2006
- Policy, Member, 2000-2006
- Research, Member, 2000-2006
- Disabilities Committee, Member 2000-present & Liaison, 2000-2002
Council on Social Work Education
- Chair APM Values and Ethics Track, 2007-2010.
- Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities, 2006-2009
- Chair of Site Team, 2004 - 2010
- Site Team Member, 1995 - 2010
- Ad Hoc Technology Committee, Member (1996)
Editorial Board of The Journal of Law and Social Work
- Editor, USA Manuscripts, 1994-2001
- Book Review Editor, 1991-2001.
Board of Directors, Children's Transplant Association, 1991-1993.
Local Committees and Boards
North Carolina State Social Service Commission, Appointed by Governors Easley & Purdue, April 1, 2007-2011
- Chair: Communications Committee, 2009 - present
Robeson County End of Life Coalition, 2008 - present
- Conference Program Planning Committee, 2008 -- present
Board of Directors, Rural Program for the Carolina’s, 2003-present
- Committee on Small Businesses, 2003-present
Board of Directors, Center for Community Action, 2003-present
- Conference Planning Committee, 2009-2010
- Advisory Board, NC Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, 2010-2015
Robeson County Welfare Planning Board, Member, 1997-present
- Transportation Committee, Chair, 1997-present
- Networking Committee, Member, 1998-present
Jordan Institute on Families; Technical Advisory Board, 1997-present
North Carolina NASW Chapter
- Board of Directors, 1994-96.
- Vice President, 1997-99
- Nominations Committee, Member, 1999-2001.
- Continuing Education Committee, Member 1995-present
- Technology Advisory Panel, Chair 1995-present
- Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair 1994-95.
- Awards Committee, Chair, 1997-99; Member, 1999-2001
- Executive Committee, 1997-99.
- Legislative Committee, Member 2008-
Southeastern Regional Medical Center; Robeson County, NC
- Institutional Research Board, 2002 to present.
- SGH Health Horizons Advisory Board, 1984 to 2008.
- Robeson County Hospice Advisory Board, 1987 to 2008
- Palliative Care Advisory Committee, 2010 to present
Board of Directors, Rural Advancement Fund Justice Project; Robeson County, NC
- Executive Board [Secretary], 1984 to 1989
- Board of Directors, 1981 to 1991.
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Ph.D. May, 1991.
Doctoral Dissertation: The Utility of a Marxian Framework for the Sociology of Aging.
- Social Work (UNC-Chapel Hill)
- Sociology of Aging
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. M.S.W., June, 1976.
Completed program of courses which led to specialization in Social Work with emphasis in Human Sexuality. First year's field work was at Logan-Champaign Guidance Clinic, Inc. (Urbana, Ohio) where I was involved in individual, family and group therapy. Also involved in community work, i.e., instructed community volunteers to answer crisis phone line, in-service training at retirement home and similar consultations. Second year of field work was at Dodd Hall, the physical medicine facility of The Ohio State University Hospital complex. Duties included preparing disabled individuals (usually paralysis) for a new way of life.
Master's Thesis: Identifying Variables Related Successful Treatment in an n-patient Alcoholic Rehabilitation Facility.
- Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio. B.A. in Liberal Arts, June 1974.
Completed field work at the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and obtained employment with that agency.
- Social Welfare and Sociology
Rio Grande College, Rio Grande, Ohio (no major).