Erin Roark Murphy, LMSW

Curriculum Vitae

Updated: December 2, 2018

 

Contact Information

 

Institutional address: 211 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76019, USA

Home address: 136 Country Lakes Blvd, Argyle, Texas 76226

Telephone: (940) 999-4419

Email: erin.murphy@uta.edu

Alternative email: eroarkmurphy@gmail.com

 

 

Education

 

May 2020 (Projected)

University of Texas at Arlington

School of Social Work

Dissertation Chair: Anne Nordberg, PhD, MSW

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

 

May 2016

Texas Christian University

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Master of Social Work

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

 

May 2015

Texas Woman's University

School of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work, Cum Laude

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

 

 

Professional License and Certifications

 

2016 - Current

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

License #62596

Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

 

2018

Transatlantic Summer Institute on Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

New York University, Silver School of Social Work

University of Strathclyde, Centre for Health Policy

Lead Instructor: Deborah K. Padgett, PhD, MPH

 

 

Publications

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

In press

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Cronley, C., Fields, N. L., & Keaton, C. (In press). Student experiences engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations: A case study for social work education. Accepted for publication by Journal of Social Work Education.

 

In press

Murphy, E. R. (In press). Poor justice: How the poor fare in the courts. Accepted for publication by Journal of Progressive Human Services.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Miller, V. (2018). A 'whole new world': A qualitative synthesis of experiences with technology among an international sample of elders. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl 1), 901. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy031.3354

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018). Understanding older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitiative interpretive meta-synthesis. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl 1), 56. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy023.211

 

2018

Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., Keaton, C., & Palant, J. (2018). The Dallas street choir: The impact of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness. Choral Journal: Journal of the American Choral Directors Association, 59(3), 3-20.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018). Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. The British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx163

 

2018

Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., Murphy, E. R., & Twis, M. (2018). A community of singers: Employing exploratory cluster analysis to understand shared characteristics among members of a street choir for homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 27(1), 64-74. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2018.1447269

 

2017

Petrovich, J. C., Murphy, E. R., Hardin, L. K., & Koch, B. R. (2017). Creating safe spaces: Designing day shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 26, 65-72. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2016.1260879

 

2017

Murphy, E. R. (2017). Understanding power: An imperative for human services. Social Work, 62(4), 373-375. doi: 10.1093/sw/swx039

 

2017

Murphy, E. R. (2017). Tribe: On homecoming and belonging. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 27(1), 93-94. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2017.1374499

 

2017

Murphy, E. R. (2017). Essential business skills for social work managers: Tools for optimizing programs and organizations. Journal of Social Work, 17(6), 756-758. doi: 10.1177/1468017317715574

 

2017

Murphy, E. R., & Petrovich, J. C. (2017). 9-1-1 triage: Implications of an emergency diversion collaboration effort. Perspectives on Social Work, 13, 22-30.

 

Manuscripts in Submission

 

Revise and resubmit

Fields, N. L., Cronley, C., Mattingly, S., Murphy, E. R., & Miller, V. J. (Revise and resubmit). "You are really at their mercy": Examining the relationship between transportation disadvantage and social exclusion among older adults through the use of innovative technology. Submitted to Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

 

Revise and resubmit

Eghaneyan, B. H., & Murphy, E. R. (Revise and resubmit). Mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women in the United States: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Submitted to Social Work in Public Health.

 

Under review

Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., & Petrovich, J. C. (Under review). Homelessness from a holistic paradigm: Bridging gaps in knowledge through social work education. Submitted to Journal of Social Work Education.

 

Under review

Murphy, E. R., & Alexander, A. S. (Under review). The 'collective voice that could change the world': A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of arts-based programming for adults experiencing homelessness. Submitted to The British Journal of Social Work.

 

Under review

Petrovich, J., Hunt, J., North, C. S., Pollio, D. E., & Murphy, E. R. (Under review). Comparing unsheltered and sheltered homeless: Demographics, health service use, and predictors of health services use. Submitted to Community Mental Health Journal.

 

Under review

Petrovich, J., Hunt, J., North, C. S., Murphy E. R., & Pollio, D. E. (Under review). Predictors of health service use among unsheltered and sheltered members of a community-based homeless sample. Submitted to American Journal of Public Health.

 

Under review

Cronley, C., Fields, N., Mattingly, S., Robinson, S., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (Under review). Investigating divergent transportation inequities between environmental justice populations with varying health risks using data collected via innovative app technologies. Submitted to Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

 

Under review

Murphy, E. R. (Under review). Transportation and homelessness: A systematic review. Submitted to Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.

 

Under review

Murphy, E. R., Gutierrez, M., White, S., Voinea-Griffin, A., & Hoffman, P. (Under review). A model of caregiver participation in first dental homes: A grounded theory study of factors influencing early childhood oral health care. Submitted to Qualitative Health Research.

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

In preparation

Murphy, E. R., & Cronley, C. (In preparation). Homelessness at mid- to late-life: Critical theory applications and implications for policy. To be submitted to Housing, Theory, and Society.

 

In preparation

Miller, V. J., & Murphy, E. R. (In preparation). 'A whole new world': A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of experiences with technology among an international sample of older adults. To be submitted to The British Journal of Social Work.

 

In preparation

Cronley, C., & Murphy, E. R. (In preparation). "We're at a standstill": A mixed-methods analysis of transportation disadvantage amonog individuals experiencing homelessness. To be submitted to Travel Behaviour and Society.

 

In preparation

Petrovich, J., & Murphy, E. R. (In preparation). From homeless to housed: A qualitative examination of a cohort's experiences transitioning from chronic homelessness into permanent supportive housing. To be submitted to the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

 

In preparation

Alexander, A., & Murphy, E. R. (In preparation). Pre-service art teachers and social engagment through service learning: A mixed-methods analysis. To be submitted to Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagment.

 

Technical Reports

 

2018

Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., Kenny, S., & Cochran, M. (2018). Assessment of the state of services for the homeless population.

 

2018

Petrovich, J., Murphy, E. R., & Storey, C. (2018). Assessment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness.

 

2018

Mattingly, S., Cronley, C., Fields, N., Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., & Nargesi, S. R. R. (2018). Transportation mobility among low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods.

 

 

Awards, Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

 

2018

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Fellowship

Transatlantic Summer Institute on Qualitative and Mixed Methods

New York University, Silver School of Social Work

University of Strathclyde, Centre for Health Policy

 

2018

Travel Funding Award

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Preventive Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

$2,025

 

2018

Outstanding 2nd Year PhD Student

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2017

NITC Scholars Fellowship

National Institute for Transportation and Communities

$4,000

 

2017

Evaluation Research Funding Award

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

$2,000

 

2017

Outstanding First Year Graduate Research Assistant

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2016

Graduate Research Fellowship

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

$36,000

 

2016

Dean's Fellowship

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

$18,000

 

2016

Outstanding Graduate Student

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

 

2016

Outstanding Academic Achievement

Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

 

Invited Talks

 

2018

Student experiences engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations: How social work, civil engineering, and computer science scholars promote social justice in transportation research. (2018, October). Presenter at the Dallas Institute of Transportaion Engineers chapter meeting, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

2018

Surviving (and thriving in) a PhD program. (2018, August). Presenter at the University of Texas at Arlington's social work orientation, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2016

Social work careers in healthcare settings. (2016, August). Presenter at Texas Christian University's Camp Med, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

2016

Pursuing a graduate degree in social work. (2016, February). Presenter at Texas Woman's University's Phi Alpha Meeting, Denton, TX, USA.

 

2015

Guardianship and the person. (2015, March). Presenter at continuing education conference for guardians, Denton, TX, USA.

 

2015

Sexuality and people with mental disabilities: The issues, the law, and the guardian. (2015, February). Presenter at continuing education conference for guardians, Denton, TX, USA.

 

 

Conferences and Presentations

 

2020

Palant, J., Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2020, July). The impact of communal singing on adults experiencing homelessness: Results of a mixed-methods study. Submitted presentation at the World Symposium on Choral Music, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

2019

Palant, J., Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2019, February). Dallas Street Choir: The impact of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness. Accepted presentation at the National Choral Directors Association Conference, Kansas City, KS, USA.

 

2019

Fields, N. L., Cronley, C., Mattingly, S., Murphy, E. R., & Miller, V. J. (2019, January). 'You are really at their mercy': Examining the relationship between transportation disadvantage and social exclusion among older adults through the use of innovative technology. Accepted presentation at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

 

2019

Eghaneyan, B. H., & Murphy, E. R. (2019, January). Measuring mental illness stigma among Hispanics: A systematic review. Accepted presentation for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

2018

Canham, S., Perry, T. E., Murphy, E. R., Melekis, K. A., Vercruysse, C. M. C., & Grenier, A. M. (2018, November). The lived experience of homelessness in later life: Unique vulnerabilities and opportunities. Accepted symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, November). Understanding older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Accepted presentation for the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Miller, V. J. (2018, November). A 'whole new world': A qualitative synthesis of experiences with technology among an international sample of elders. Accepted presentation for the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

 

2018

Cronley, C., Fields, N., Miller, V. J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, November). Rethinking data collection strategies to document transportation disadvantage: An interprofessional approach. Accepted presentation at the Council on Social Work Education 2018 Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, July). Understanding older adult homelessness across North America: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work. Education and Social Development 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

 

2018

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., & Cronley, C. (2018, July). Leveraging innovative interdisciplinary collaborations to improve quality of life among transportation disadvantaged populations: A case study for social work education. Presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R. (2018, June). Transportation and homelessness: Results from a systematic review. Invited presentation at the National Institute for Transportation and Communities Fellowship Workshop, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., Reza, S., & Khademi, S. (2018, June). Leveraging social work skills to engage lower-income older adults in research on the impact of transportation disadvantage. Presented at the Fifth Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

 

2018

Miller, V. J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, June). Evaluating improved transit connections for ladders of opportunity. Invited presentation at the DFW Transportation Equity Community Advisory Board, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Rahman, Z., Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V. J., Balasubramanian, M., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, June). Techniques for assessing transportation gaps of environmental justice populations. Presented at the 7th Transportation Research Board Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling, Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

2018

Gutierrez, M., Hoffman, P., Murphy, E. R., & White, S. (2018, June). A model of caregiver participation in early childhood oral health care. Presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.

 

2018

Petrovich, J., Hunt, J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, May). Health service use by people experiencing homelessness: A comparison of sheltered and unsheltered populations. Presented at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Alexander, A. S. (2018, May). The 'collective voice that could change the world': A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of arts-based programming for adults experiencing homelessness. Presented at the University of Texas at Arlington's Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, May). Measuring attitudes toward homelessness: A systematic review. Presented at the University of Texas at Arlington's Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Gwak, L., Crawford, M., Fields, N., Cronley, C., & Mattingly, S. P. (2018, May). Leveraging app technology to measure the impact of transportation disadvantage: A methodological case study. Presented at the University of Texas at Arlington's Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., & Nargesi, S. R. R. (2018, May). Transportation mobility among low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods. Invited presentation at the North Central Texas Council of Government Meeting, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Petrovich, J. (2018, April). Assessment of the implementation of a north Texas county's continuum of care coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

 

2018

Petrovich, J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, April). From homeless to housed: A qualitative analysis of client needs, goals, and challenges in permanent supportive housing. Presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

 

2018

Rahman, Z., Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V., Balasubramanian, M., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, April). An innovative data collection approach to include low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults in the transportation planning process. Presented at the 59th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

2018

Rahman, Z., Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V., Balasubramanian, M., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, April). An innovative data collection approach to include low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults in the transportation planning process. Presented at the 59th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

2018

Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, March). Assessment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the 2018 State of the Homeless Address, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

2018

Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, March). Assessment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the 2018 State of the Homeless Address, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Hoffman, P., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, February). Texas first dental home project. Presented at the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, Birmingham, AL, USA.

 

2018

Hoffman, P., Gutierrez, M., Murphy, E. R., & White, S. (2018, February). First dental homes: A community partner perspective. Presented at the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, Birmingham, AL, USA.

 

2018

Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2018, January). The effects of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the Association of Street Choir Directors Summit, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. (2018, January). Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

 

2018

Murphy, E. R., McCoy, M., Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., & Keaton, C. (2018, January). The power of communal song: Resilience and choir participation among homeless and formerly homeless adults. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

 

2018

Eghaneyan, B., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, January). Mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women in the United States: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

 

2017

Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., Kenny, S., & Cochran, M. (2017, December). Arlington 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness: Community review and update of 2008 plan. Presented at the Arlington City Council and Community Partners Meeting, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2017

Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, November). Creating safe spaces: Designing day shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Presented at the American Public Health Association [APHA] Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

2017

Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2017, November). The power of communal song: A mixed-methods study of Dallas street choir members. Presented at the Dallas Street Choir Board Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

2017

Murphy, E. R. (2017, October). Homelessness at mid-life: Critical theory and implications for policy. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education [CSWE] Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

2017

Hunt, J., Petrovich, J., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, October). A comparison of health care use by people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. Presented at the Thirteenth annual International Street Medicine Symposium, Allentown, PA, USA.

 

2017

Murphy, E. R. (2017, September). Leveraging app technology to document social exclusion and lost opportunities due to transportation disadvantage among environmental justice populations: An interdisciplinary case study. Invited presentation at Safe Routes to School National Partnership's Active Transportation Equity Work Group, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

 

2017

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Kelley, D., Rahman, Z., Reza, S., & Balasubramanian, M. (2017, September). Working on an interdisciplinary team to address transportation disadvantage among older adults. Presented at the National Institute for Transportation and Communities 2017 Transportation & Communities Summit, Portland, OR, USA.

 

2017

Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, June). From homeless to housed: A formative evaluation of a permanent supportive housing program. Invited presentation at DRC Community Solutions to End Homelessness Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

2017

Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Kelley, D., Rahman, Z., Reza, S., & Balasubramanian, M. (2017, June). Working on an interdisciplinary team to address the transportation experiences of environmental justice populations. Presented at Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities 4th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

 

2017

Murphy, E. R., McCoy, M., Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., & Keaton, C. (2017, April). The power of communal song: Understanding the meaning of choir in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Presented at School of Social Work Mental Health Symposium, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2017

Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, March). From homeless to housed: A qualitative examination of client experiences in permanent supportive housing. Invited presentation at the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

2016

Murphy, E. R. (2016, April). 9-1-1 nurse triage program effectiveness. Presented at the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

 

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

Solo Instructor

 

2018

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Life Span Development

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Undergraduate (BSW) advanced

Online

 

2017

Aging in American Society

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) advanced

Face-to-Face

 

Guest Lecturer

 

2017

Social Research

Texas Woman's University, Department of Social Work

Undergraduate (BSW) advanced

Face-to-Face

 

2015

Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting

Texas Woman's University, College of Business

Undergraduate advanced

Face-to-Face

 

 

Research Experience

 

Research Coordinator

 

2018 - Current

Transit opportunities for all

Drs. Courtney Cronley and Noelle Fields

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Research foci: Transit, public transportation, community engagement, needs assessment

Funding: University of Texas at Arlington, Office of the President

 

2017 - 2018

Assessment of the state of services for the homeless population 2017

Dr. Courtney Cronley

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

City of Arlington, Planning and Development

Research foci: Homelessness, program evaluation, needs assessment

Funding: City of Arlington, Planning and Development

 

2017 - 2018

Assessment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness

Dr. James Petrovich

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Research foci: Homelessness, rapid rehousing, coordinated entry, continuum of care, program evaluation

Funding: Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

 

2015 - 2018

From homeless to housed

Dr. James Petrovich

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

Research foci: Homelessness, design elements, built environment, transitional housing, mental and physical health care, program evaluation

Funding: Fort Worth Foundation Grant Number RP0191

 

Data Analyst

 

2018 - Current

Diverse contexts, benefits to others, and civic engagement: Pre-service art teachers and service learning

Dr. Amanda Alexander

University of Texas at Arlington, Art + Art History Department

University of Texas at Arlington, Center for Service Learning

Research foci: Service learning, community service, adults with disabilities, diverse contexts, civic engagement, community based participatory arts

Funding: Unfunded

 

2017 - 2018

Compliance barriers and initial outcomes of the Medicaid first dental home policy in Dallas County

Marcela Gutierrez, LMSW

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Baylor University, School of Dentistry

Texas A&M University, Health Science Center

Community Council of Greater Dallas

Research foci: Health disparities, phenomenological analysis, qualitative methodologies, grounded theory, low income families, Medicaid, oral health

Funding: Gulf States Health Policy Center research award ($75,000) from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health

 

Graduate Research Assistant

 

2018 - Current

Evaluating improved transit connections for ladders of opportunity

Drs. Courtney Cronley and Noelle Fields

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Research foci: Transportation disadvantage, environmental justice, homelessness, older adults

Funding: North Central Texas Council of Governments

 

2017

The power of communal song: Understanding the meaning of choir in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals

Drs. Anne Nordberg, Courtney Cronley, and John Wayman

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

University of Texas at Arlington, Choral Music Education

Research foci: Homelessness, mental and physical health, individual and collective efficacy, social inclusion/exclusion, communal singing

Funding: Unfunded

 

2017

Transportation mobility among low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods

Drs. Courtney Cronley, Noelle Fields, and Gail Adorno

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Civil Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Research foci: Transportation disadvantage, Sen's capabilities approach, older adults, environmental justice populations

Funding: Innovative Community Academic Partnership grant ($52,500)

 

 

Service

 

Service to Profession

 

2018

Manuscript reviewer

Housing Studies

 

2018

Manuscript reviewer

Qualitative Health Research

 

2018

Abstract reviewer

American Public Health Association, Caucus on Homelessness

 

2018

Abstract reviewer

Council on Social Work Education, Gero-Ed, Aging, and Gerontology

 

2018

Manuscript reviewer

Community Change

 

2018

Manuscript reviewer

Social Sciences

 

2017

Caucus on homelessness student representative

American Public Health Association

 

2017

Student volunteer

Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

 

2017

Student volunteer

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference

 

2016 - Current

Manuscript reviewer

Perspectives on Social Work

 

2016

Student volunteer

Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference

 

2016

Student volunteer

National Association of Social Workers Texas Conference

 

Departmental/University Service

 

2018 - Current

Women's Network member

Texas Christian University, Alumni Association

 

2017 - Current

Social work liaison

University of Texas at Arlington, Transportation Student Organization

 

2017 - Current

Academic Mentor

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2016 - Current

Doctoral Student Association student member

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2016 - 2018

Gerontology Organization student member

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2017 - 2018

Doctoral Student Association social chair

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

 

2016

Graduate Student Cabinet student member

Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

Community Involvement/Outreach

 

2017 - Current

Community Advisory Committee Member

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

 

2018

Awareness Walk Organizer

DFW PCOS Cysters

 

2017

Point-in-Time Homelessness Count Volunteer

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

 

2016

Point-in-Time Homelessness Count Volunteer

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

 

2015

Kinship Fair event organizer

Texas Woman's University

 

2015

Diaper Drive fundraiser organizer

Texas Woman's University

 

2015 - 2016

Guardianship volunteer

Health Services of North Texas

 

2015 - 2016

Community health collaborative member

MedStar Mobile Healthcare

 

2014 - 2016

Promise House Pal youth shelter volunteer

Promise House of Dallas

 

2012 - 2014

Meal distribution volunteer

Meals on Wheels of Denton County

 

 

Press and Media

 

Forthcoming

Erin Roark Murphy, LMSW. (Forthcoming). Interviewed by Jacque Summers for a segment on Fantastic Women in Science, Visalia, CA, USA.

 

2018

School of social work: A research powerhouse. (2018, May). Featured in the University of Texas at Arlington's Office of the President Newsletter, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2018

Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. (2018, February). Research featured in the Information for Practice Weblog, New York, NY, USA.

 

2017

Texan of the year finalist: Jonathan Palant took the Dallas Street Choir to Carnegie Hall. (2017, December). Research featured in the Dallas Morning News Editorial, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

2017

Social work students use transportation data for research. (2017, December). Interviewed by The Shorthorn, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

2016

School of social work analyzes homeless population needs in Arlington. (2016, October). Interviewed by The Shorthorn, Arlington, TX, USA.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

2018 - Current

Qualitative Research Special Interest Group

Gerontological Society of America

 

2018 - Current

Transportation and Aging Special Interest Group

Gerontological Society of America

 

2018 - Current

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization

Gerontological Society of America

 

2018 - Current

Dissertation Writing Group

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization

 

2017 - Current

Council on Social Work Education

 

2017 - Current

Gerontological Society of America

 

2016 - Current

Society for Social Work and Research

 

2014 - Current

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

 

2014 - Current

National Association of Social Workers

 

 

Social Work Experience and Relevant Employment

 

August 2018 - January 2019

Project Manager

University of Texas at Arlington

  • - Complete institutional review board documentation
  • - Manage team of MSW students throughout sampling and data collection processes
  • - Conduct focus groups with diverse constituencies of clients and relevant stakeholders
  • - Analyze data in SPSS and Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data and present report summary

 

May 2018 - December 2018

Exam Development

University of Texas at Arlington

Child-care administrator license and child-placing agency administrator license

  • - Analyze results from state-wide licensing examination using SPSS
  • - Prepare data for annual report summary
  • - Present annual report summary
  • - Propose innovative licensure questions to measure cultural competencies

 

August 2017 - August 2018

Research Coordinator

University of Texas at Arlington

City of Arlington, Planning and Development

  • - Conduct focus groups with diverse constituencies including clients experiencing homelessness, formerly homeless individuals, community members, and government officials
  • - Conduct individual surveys with clients, homelessness service providers, and community members
  • - Analyze data in SPSS and Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data to update the City of Arlington's 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness

 

June 2017 - May 2018

Data Analyst

University of Texas at Arlington

Community Council of Greater Dallas

  • - Analyze results from the program evaluation of First Dental Homes in Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data for annual report summary
  • - Present annual report summary
  • - Propose alternative recommendations for measuring program success

 

September 2017 - April 2018

Program Evaluator

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • - Conduct focus groups with clients experiencing homelessness, former clients, and coordinated entry system navigators
  • - Conduct individual surveys with homelessness service providers
  • - Analyze data in SPSS and Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data to be reported to the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

January 2017 - December 2017

Program Evaluator

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

  • - Conduct individual interviews with individuals experiencing homelessness
  • - Conduct individual surveys with individuals experiencing homelessness
  • - Analyze data in SPSS and Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data to report to the Dallas Street Choir Board of Directors

 

May 2016 - October 2017

Program Evaluator

Texas Christian University

Palm Tree Apartments

  • - Conduct individual interviews with individuals experiencing homelessness
  • - Conduct individual surveys with individuals experiencing homelessness
  • - Analyze data in SPSS and Atlas.ti
  • - Prepare data to report to DSC Solutions Board of Directors and Palm Tree Apartments Supportive Housing staff

 

May 2015 - October 2016

(May 2016 - October 2016 post MSW)

Kinship Home Assessor and Writer

Covenant Kids and CK Family Services

  • - Complete walk-through safety assessments of clients' homes
  • - Interview all involved parties separately, complete biopsychosocialspiritual assessments, and identify risk factors
  • - Make recommendations to control or reduce risk factors
  • - Call familial and non-relative references and gather information regarding the references' perceptions of the families in question

 

August 2015 - May 2016

Transition Care Coordinator

John Peter Smith, Emergency Department

  • - Identify at-risk and high-utilizer patients and link them with medical homes, primary care physicians, community programs, and appropriate follow-up care
  • - Identify barriers that interfere with patient adherence and work collaboratively with the patient and interdisciplinary teams to develop care plans and effective interventions
  • - Document interventions and assessments in EPIC electronic medical record charting system
  • - Conduct outcome and efficiency evaluations of various programs and partner programs
  • - Report findings to agency colleagues and relevant stakeholders

 

January 2015 - May 2015

Guardianship Specialist Intern

Health Services of North Texas

  • - Advocate in the best interest of the vulnerable population served
  • - Assess patients and work in interdisciplinary teams to develop treatment plans, mutually agreed-upon goals, and desirable outcomes
  • - Accompany patients to medical appointments, make decisions regarding patient care, provide consent for medical treatment, and support patient
  • - Complete walk-through assessments of clients' living areas
  • - Document interactions, assessments, treatment plans, and relevant information for the purpose of reporting to Denton County Probate Court

 

August 2013 - January 2015

Senior Caregiver

HomeInstead Senior Care

  • - Complete walk-through safety assessments of patients' homes
  • - Collaborate with patients and supervisors to adjust patients' plans of care based on assessments
  • - Assist patients with activities of daily living and accompany patients to medical appointments
  • - Document medication compliance/non-adherence, vitals, and safety concerns

 

August 2014 - May 2015

Writing Consultant

Texas Woman's University, Write Site

  • - Assist students and faculty with various types of formatting and citation concerns including APA, MLA, and Chicago
  • - Teach students and faculty how to brainstorm, write outlines, develop thesis statements, organize written assignments, and proofread papers
  • - Provide constructive criticism and feedback in one hour, face-to-face and online appointments
  • - Develop training tools, educational resources, and brochures containing information regarding a variety of grammatical and writing elements