Stephen M. Marson
5203 McLeod Road
Lumberton, NC  28358 
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Table of Contents

Book Chapters -- Refereed
Book Review -- Non-Refereed
Book Reviews -- Refereed
Committees & Boards (State & Local)
Committees & Boards (National)
Experience Highlights
Monographs -- Non-Refereed
Monographs -- Refereed
Other Material
Papers & Presentations
Professional Affiliations
Professional Objective
Publications -- Referred
Research In Progress

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.
Experience Highlights       
 2015 - present     Retired: Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
2009 - 2015      Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Undergraduate courses taught:
   - Introduction to Sociology
   - Social Research
   - Social Statistics
   - 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,  Fall 98.

   - 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.

2013 -2015      Co-Director of the Public Policy Institute (Kettering Foundation)
1989 - 2015      Coordinator, Minor in Applied Social Gerontology
1996 - 2003      Professor/Director, Social Work Program, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
1991 - 1996      Associate Professor, Director of the Social Work Program, Pembroke State University
1980 - 1991      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 - 1980       Instructor of Sociology; Pembroke State University
1976 - 1977       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 - 1976       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)
  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.
1970 - 1974      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 - 2015
  Editorial Board of Contemporary Rural Social Work, 2007 - present
  Editorial Board of The 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  2001 -
  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

   - National Ethics Committee, 2014 - present

   - 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 (1996-2014)

   - 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

Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, 2016-present.
    - Executive Board (Secretary), 2017-present.


North Carolina Partnership to Address Adult Abuse, 2015-present.

North Carolina State Social Service Commission, Appointed by Governors Easley & Purdue, April 1, 2007-2015
   - Chair: Communications Committee, 2009 - 2011
  Robeson County End of Life Coalition, 2008 - 2015
   - Conference Program Planning Committee, 2008 - 2015
  Board of Directors, Rural Program for the Carolina’s, 2003 - 2015
   - Committee on Small Businesses, 2003 - 2015
  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, 2010-2011
  Robeson County Welfare Planning Board, Member, 1997 - 2001
   - Transportation Committee, Chair, 1997 - 2001 
   - Networking Committee, Member, 1998 - 2001
  Jordan Institute on Families; Technical Advisory Board, 1997-2011
  North Carolina NASW Chapter

   - Board of Directors, 1994 - 1996.

   - Vice President, 1997 - 1999

   - Nominations Committee, Member, 1999 - 2001.

   - Continuing Education Committee, Member 1995 - 2000

   - Technology Advisory Panel, Chair 1995-present

   - Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair 1994 - 1995.

   - Awards Committee, Chair, 1997 - 1999; Member, 1999 -2001

   - Executive Committee, 1997- 1999.

   - Legislative Committee, Member 2008 - 2010

  Southeastern Regional Medical Center; Robeson County, NC

   - Institutional Research Board, 2002 to 2015. 

        - Appointed Chair, 2010-2015.

   - SGH Health Horizons Advisory Board, 1984 - 2008.

   - Robeson County Hospice Advisory Board, 1987 - 2008

   - Palliative Care Advisory Committee, 2010 - present

   - Medical Ethics Committee, 2014 - present.

  Board of Directors, Rural Advancement Fund Justice Project; Robeson County, NC

   - Executive Board [Secretary], 1984 to 1989

   - Board of Directors, 1981 to 1991.

1981 - 1991      North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Ph.D. May, 1991.
                    Major: Sociology
                    Minor: Social Work (UNC-Chapel Hill
                    Specialties: Sociology of Aging
                                 Social Psychology
Doctoral Dissertation: The Utility of a Marxian Framework for the Sociology of Aging.
1974 - 1976      The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. M.S.W., July, 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 In-patient Alcoholic Rehabilitation Facility
1971 -1974      Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio.   B.A. in Liberal Arts, July 1974
                    Majors: Sociology and Social Welfare
                    Minor: Psychology
Completed field work at the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and obtained employment with that agency
1970 - 1971      Rio Grande University, Rio Grande, Ohio (no major).

Refereed Publications


Book Chapters -- Refereed

Refereed Monographs



Citations (where my work is cited)

Scholarly Book Reviews

Papers & Presentations -- Non-refereed


Monographs -- Non-refereed





Professional Affiliations

Research in Progress

Other Material


Age: 66; Marital Status: Married; Health: Excellent

Updated: March 30, 2017