Curriculum Vitae merydawilda colóN



Download 59.78 Kb.
Date conversion26.11.2017
Size59.78 Kb.
Curriculum Vitae
MERYDAWILDA COLÓN

119 Woodberry Drive

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 08234

609-926-0746

merydawilda.colon@stockton.edu
EDUCATION
2007 The Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY

The City University of New York



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Social Welfare
2006 The Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY

The City University of New York



Master of Philosophy Degree in Social Welfare
1995 Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Master of Social Work Degree, Major Concentration: Direct Practice
1988 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (Magna Cum Laude)



Major Concentration: Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching Higher Education
2001 – Present The Richard Stockton College of NJ Galloway, NJ

8/2012 – 6/2013 Co-Coordinator of Coordinators -- I had the honor to be co-appointed with Dr. Marissa Levy by Provost Kesselman to Coordinate the Coordinators during the 2012-2013 academic year.

9/2009 – 12/2009 Faculty Administrative Fellow - Academic Affairs Pilot Initiative

Chosen as first Faculty Administrative Fellow (FAF), a pilot initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs led by Dr. David Carr and Dr. Cheryl Kaus. As an Administrative Fellow I had the honor to be mentored by Dr. Cheryl Kaus and learn administrative processes and functioning in Academic Affairs.

2013 – Present Professor of Social Work

2007 – Present Social Work Program Coordinator

2006 – 2013 Associate Professor of Social Work

2004 – 2006 Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

2001 – 2005 Assistant Professor of Social Work
Courses Taught

Generalist Social Work Practice: Theory and Methods I

Generalist Social Work Practice: Theory and Methods II

Field Practicum

Senior Seminar I

Senior Seminar II

Ethnic and Minority Relations

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (BSW)

*Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (MSW)

*Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (MSW)

*Spanish for the Human Service Field (Undergraduate Social Work/Language Course)

*Spanish for Social Work (MSW)

Death and Dying (GSS)

Independent Studies on Social Work Practice Topics

(*Courses I designed.)
Teaching Secondary Education
1988 1988 Colegio Sagrado Corazón, Guaynabo, PR

Secondary School Teacher of Spanish and Religion


Professional Social Work Practice
2003 – 2013 AtlantiCare Hospice and Palliative Care, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

(Formerly known as Atlantic City Medical Center Hospice)



Hospice Social Worker (Per diem)
1996 2001 Atlantic City Medical Center Hospice, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

Hospice Social Worker
1995 1996 Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Infectious Disease Associates



Early Intervention Program Coordinator

1996 1996 AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, Atlantic City, NJ



Staff Social Worker
1992 1995 Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Infectious Disease Associates



Case Manager
1988 1991 Spanish Community Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Area Director, HIV/AIDS Program Director

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING
1996 – Present New Jersey License in Social Work (LSW), #SL 45988
1989 – Present Notary Public Commission, State of New Jersey
January 2013 Completion of the American Council on Education Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, Long Beach, California

November 2009 Completion of the Council on Social Work Education Site Visitors 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Training, San Antonio, Texas


April 2009 Completion of the Council on Social Work Education 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Reaffirmation Workshop (12 hours), Alexandria, Virginia
HONORS/AWARDS
2009 Social Work Students of Stockton

Plaque awarded to me by “first graduating evening class.” “For her support in

establishing evening core classes. Your hard work and dedication have touched many and will continue to serve as an example for many years to come.”
2005 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Faculty Advisor of the Year for Outstanding Contributions in Supporting Student Organizations

Awarded by The Office of Student Development
2002 The Richard Stockton College of NJ Pomona, NJ

Excellence in Advising Award

Los Latinos Unidos – Awarded by Students
2001 AtlantiCare Health System, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Customer Service Award


1995 Rutgers University – Camden Campus, Camden, NJ

Christine Gorman Memorial Fund Award


1995 National Social Work Honor Society, Camden, NJ

Alpha Delta Mu


1994 Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ

President’s Award of Excellence (Team Award to Infectious Disease Associates)



GRANTS
October 2002 Glaxo Smith Kline ($2,000.00)

Contribute toward Stockton’s Annual Multicultural Health Conference


2002 – 2003 The Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ

Research and Professional Development Grant

Joint Faculty Proposal with Dr. Jennifer Lyke,

for the study of rate of hospice utilization by Hispanics, African Americans, and Caucasians


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2011 – Present International Psycho Oncology Society
2009 – Present Council on Social Work Education
2008 – Present NJ Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association

President (2008 – present)

Vice-President (March 2008 to November 2008)
2008 – Present Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD)
2001 – Present National Association of Social Workers
2001 – Present Hispanic Association for Higher Education of New Jersey

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Articles
Colón, M. & Hines-Smith, S. (2012). Challenges to Leadership in a Transitioning Environment. Special Issue of Fieldwork, Reflections Journal: Narratives of Professional Helping, 18(2), 77-81. Retrieved from http://www.reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/41
Colón, M. (2012). Acculturation and attitudes of Latinos toward hospice.

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 8(3), 229-248.

doi:10.1080/15524256.2012.708110


Colón, M. (2012). The experience of physicians who refer Latinos to hospice. American

Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 29 (4), 254-59. doi:10.1177/1049909111418777. (Available Online in 2011)
Colón, M., & Sinanan, A. (2010). My space or yours: Using technology in bereavement work

with adolescents. Bereavement Care, 29(2), 21-23.


Cox, L. E., Falk, D., & Colón, M. (2006). Spanish language and cultural immersion for social work

students. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 11(2), 61-77.


Colón, M. (2005). Hospice and Latinos: A review of the literature. Journal of Social Work in End-

of-Life & Palliative Care, 1(2), 27-43.
Fulcomer, M. C., Lyke, J. A., Colón, M., Sass, M. M., & Kriska, S. D. (2005). Trans-disciplinary

approaches to the teaching of ‘applied’ statistics: ‘Similar Strokes for Different Folks’. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, 3741-3743.


Lyke, J., & Colón, M. (2004). Practical recommendations for ethnically and racially sensitive

hospice services. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 21(2), 131-133.


Colón, M., & Lyke, J. (2003). Comparison of hospice use and demographics among European

Americans, African Americans, and Latinos. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 20(3), 182-190.


Peer Reviewed Abstract
Colón, M. (2011, October). Acculturation and attitudes of Latino toward hospice: No

relationship after all. In Psycho-Oncology, 20(Suppl. 2), 147-148. Abstracts of the 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology 16-20 October 2011 Antalya, Turkey. Wiley Blackwell. doi:10.1002/pon.2078



Other Publications
Colón, M. (2008). Review of the book Cognitive grief therapy: Constructing rational meaning to

life following loss. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 4(2), 160-162.
Colón, M. (2007). Hospice Care among Latinos. Stockton Center on Successful Aging Initiative, 1

(1), 7.
Colón, M. (2002, February). Experiences of a first year faculty member: The ISCT’s contributions

to a developing educator. Institute for the Study of College Teaching Newsletter, 1, 2-3.
Unpublished Work – In Progress
Colón, M. & Lyke, J., Comparison of hospice use and demographics among European

Americans, African Americans, and Latinos: A follow up study.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed
Colón, M. & Sinanan, A. (March 2013). “Orientation within a Social Work Theory and Methods Course: A way to facilitate transfer students’ transition into a four-year institution.” Presented at Tri-State Best Practices Conference: The Community College as a Place of Transition. Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands. Lyndhurst, NJ.

Colón, M. (November 2012). “Teaching Spanish to MSW students: A way to facilitate cultural competence.” Curriculum workshop presentation at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Washington, DC.


Colón, M. & Sinanan, A. (April 2012). “Using technology in bereavement work with adolescents.” Poster presentation at the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) 34th Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.
Colón, M. (2011). “The Referral Experience of Physicians Who Refer Latinos to Hospice Care.”

Paper Presented at the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 2011 Annual Conference: Staying the Course in Turbulent times. Eatontown, NJ.


Hines Smith, S. & Colón, M. & (2011). “Challenges to Leadership in a Transitioning

Environment.” Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 57th Annual Program Meeting: Increasing access: confronting disparity and inequality. Atlanta, Georgia.


Colón, M. (2011). “Acculturation and attitudes of Latinos toward hospice: No relationship after

all.” Poster presentation at the International Psycho Oncology Society (IPOS) 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Antalya, Turkey.


Colón, M. (2011). “In the absence of a relationship between acculturation and attitudes of

Latinos toward hospice, what do we need to know?” Workshop presentation at the Latino Social Workers Organization Conference: Responding Effectively to Latino Communities in a Changing World.” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.


Colón, M. (2010). “Acculturation and attitudes of Latinos toward hospice: No relationship after

all.” Poster presentation at the 56th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Portland, Oregon.


Hines Smith, S. & Colón, M. (2009). “Effecting viable field partnerships: A process model.”

Presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors: BSW Generalist Practice: The future is now! Phoenix, Arizona.


Colón, M. (2007). “Acculturation and Attitudes of Latinos toward Hospice.” Paper presented at

the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference, “The collaboration: Learning experiences in end-of-life care.” Eatontown, NJ.


Colón, M. (2005). “Acculturation and willingness of Latinos to use hospice care.” Paper

presented at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference: Leading with passion: Revolutionizing end-of-life care. Hollywood, Florida.


Ortiz-Hendricks, C. & Colón, M. (2005). “Developing the Latino social work force: Responding to

a community in crisis.” Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education 51st Annual Program Meeting. New York, NY.


Caplan, R., Lyke, J., & Colón, M. (2004). “Baseline assessment of health disparities among racial

and ethnic groups in Atlantic City Medical Center and other hospitals.” Presented at the Minority Health Data Conference “Using data to tell your story.” Atlantic City, NJ.


Colón, M., & Lyke, J. (2003). "Innovations in Practice Session: Hospice for Populations:

Comparison of European Americans, African Americans and Latinos in Hospice." Paper presented at the 4th Joint Clinical Conference “Scaling the Peaks of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care” Denver, Colorado.


Cox, L., Falk, D., & Colón, M. (2003). “Spanish language, culture, and immersion: Social justice

through enhancing student’s cultural competence.” Presented at the 21st Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education Conference “Social and economic justice: Rhetoric or reality?” Reno, Nevada.



OTHER PRESENTATIONS
Colón, M. (September 2013). “Culturally competent practice with Latinos.” Workshop presentation to health care workers. AtlantiCare Hospice. Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Colón, M. (March 2013). “Culturally competent practices with Latino clients and families: Building on evidence based principles.” Workshop presentation to social workers. Spring Oak Assisted Living of Vineland. Vineland, NJ.
Colón, M. (March 2013). “Serving Latinos: Culture and its implications.” Workshop presentation for Adult Protective Services Supervisors. Seabrook. Tinton Falls, NJ.
Colón, M. (June 2012, June 2013). “Child Development.” Presented at the Volunteer

Facilitators’ Training of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families. Northfield, New Jersey.


Colón, M. (March 2013). Coordinators and Directors Project Update. 13th Day of Scholarship, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Colón, M. (March 2012). Program Competence Essential Learning Outcome Team Presentation. Day of Scholarship, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Colón, M. (February 2012). Culturally competent practices with Latino clients and families. Workshop presentation at the Shores at Wesley Manor. Somers Point, New Jersey.
Colón, M. (2011). “Mental health services for Latino consumers.” Workshop presentation at the

Family Service Association 5th Annual Cultural Competence Conference: “Using Culturally Sensitive Approaches.” Atlantic City, NJ.


Falk, D. & Colón, M. (2010). Advancing cultural competence. Continuing Education

presentation made to clinical staff of AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, Mays Landing, NJ.


Colón, M. & Keefe, E. (2008). Latest and Greatest in Oncology Mental Health: A Case Study.

Presented at the Fall 2008 Conference “The Latest and Greatest in Oncology Care.” The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Carnegie Library Center, Atlantic City, NJ.


Colón, M. (2008). “Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Care.” Presented at the Southern Jersey Ethics

Alliance Conference: “A Troubling Abundance of Care: Over-treatment at the End of Life”. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2008). “The Aftermath of Suicide.” Presented to volunteers of The Alcove Center for

Grieving Children and Families. Northfield, NJ.


Colón, M. (2007). “National Mental Health Depression Screening Day: Nature vs. Nurture Best

Practices Debate on How Medications Compare to Therapy.” Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2007-2011). Believe in Yourself. Annual presentation to the candidates of the “Miss

Hispanic Alliance Pageant.” Northfield and Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Colón, M. (2007). “Acculturation and Attitudes of Latinos toward Hospice.”

Presented at the Research and Professional Development Day of Scholarship


The Richard Stockton College of NJ. Pomona, NJ.
Colón, M. (2006). “Hospice and Social Work.” Presented to students of the Social Work Club.

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2002-2010). “Annual Workshop on Child Development.” Presented at the Volunteer

Facilitators’ Training of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families. Northfield, NJ.


Colón, M., & Lyke, J. (2005). “This we must share: Overcoming early hurdles at Stockton.”

Presented to new faculty, sponsored by the Institute for Faculty Development. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2005). “Trauma and Death.” Presented to volunteers of the Alcove Center for

Grieving Children and families. Linwood, NJ.


Cordero-Román, A., Colón, M., Grasso, N., Majstorovic, G. & Catalayud, M., (2005).

“Latin/Caribbean Identity in the United States.” Panel presentation at the Richard Stockton College, NJ.


Colón, M. (2004). “My Experience in United States.” Presented to Freshmen Students in the

Diversity Class of Rosalind Herlands. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, NJ.


Colón, M. (2004). “Cultural Competency & Humility in Long-term Care.” Presented at the

Richard Stockton College Professional Development and Continuing Education Program: “Innovative Interventions with Older Adults.” Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City, NJ

Colón, M. (2004). “The Strengths Perspective Model.” Presented to MSW students at the

Graduate Center of the City University of NY Hunter College School of Social Work, New York City, NY.

Colón, M. (2004). “My Social Work Experience in the Field of Hospice.” Presented

to students in the Introduction to Social Work class of Tracy Boyer Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2004). “Adolescence and Grief.” Presented to volunteers of The Alcove Center for

Grieving Children and families, Northfield, NJ.


Colón, M. (2004). “Grief and Loss in HIV Case Management.” Presented at HIV Case

Management Retreat, Somers Point, NJ.


Gonsalves, S., Haresign, T., & Colón, M. (2004). “Some Attitudes towards Diversity among

Richard Stockton College Freshmen.” Presented at the Research and Professional Development Day of Scholarship, Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Cox, L., Falk, D., & Colón, M. (2004). “Spanish Language, Culture and Immersion: Social Justice

through Enhancing Students’ Cultural Competence.” Presented at the Research and Professional Development Day of Scholarship, Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2003). “Hospice in the United States.” Presented Ultra Credit Program at the

Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Caplan, R., Fulcomer, M., Lyke, J., & Colón, M. (2003). “Baseline Assessment of Health

Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Groups in Atlantic City Medical Center and other Hospitals.” Presented to Administrators of Atlantic City Medical Center, The Foundation and Mainland Division Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Colón, M. (2003). “Hospice and Communication Skills." Hospice of Atlantic City Medical Center

Egg Harbor Township, NJ.


Cox, L., Colón, M., & Cordero-Román, A. (2003). “Revitalizing the Class and Empowering

Students to Take Action." Presented at the Union Faculty Conference. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2003). “Suicide Assessment and Intervention." Presented to Case Mangers of the HIV

Care Consortium of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland Division, Pomona, NJ.
Colón, M., & Lyke, J. (2003). “Comparison of European Americans, African Americans and

Latinos in Hospice.” Presented at the Research and Professional Development Day of Scholarship, The Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2003). “The Hospice Family/ Family Dynamics and Communication Skills.” Presented

to volunteers of the Atlantic City Medical Center Hospice, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.


Colón, M. (2003). "The Latino Culture.” Presented to teachers via the Atlantic County

Educational Technology Training Center Dawes Avenue School, Somers Point, NJ.


Colón, M. (2002). “My Experience as a Social Worker.” Presented to students in the

Introduction to Social Work class of Dr. Karen Fein The Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2002). "The Community & Service Learning: The Practical Side of It." Presented at

the Orientation Workshop for The Bildner Campus Diversity Initiative. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2002). "Documentation In-service for Ryan White Case Managers." Presented at the

Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.


Colón, M. (2001). “Hospice in the Latino Community." Presentation for students at The Richard

Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ.


Colón, M. (2001). "Crisis Intervention." Presented at the Annual Case Managers’ Retreat of the

HIV Care Consortium of Atlantic and Cape May counties, Smithville, NJ.


Crowell, T., Colón, M., & Keefe, B. (2001). “Culturally Competent Communication and Operating

Procedures on an Individual Level.” Panelist at the “Diversity Sensitivity and Competency Conference Eliminating Health Disparities: A Call to Action!”


Atlantic City, NJ.


SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE
2012 – 2013 Co-Coordinator of Coordinators

I had the honor to be co-appointed with Dr. Marissa Levy by Provost Kesselman to Coordinate the Coordinators during the 2012-2013 academic year.


2011 – 2013 Facilitator for Essential Learning Outcome--Program Competence Team
2011 College–wide Search Committee Member for Service Learning Coordinator
2011 – Present MSW Advanced Standing Summer Orientation Committee Member
December 2010 Participant in the Master of Social Work Program Advanced Standing Task Force to develop a plan for a three-day orientation for Advanced Standing students.
2008 – 2010 Led Social Work Undergraduate Program’s Process for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, spearheading the revision of all course syllabi, authoring the preponderance of the 148-page narrative that addressed accreditation standards and editing all contributions to the three-volume Self-Study document from selected faculty members in their areas of specialization. The Self-Study document was submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education in March 2010. In February 2011 the Commission on Accreditation unconditionally reaffirmed the Baccalaureate’s Program accreditation until February 2019.
2008 Participated in 4-person Design Team for MSW program – formulating vision, mission, goals and objectives, structure, curriculum, and faculty configuration
2007 – Present Social Work Program Coordinator
2007 – Present Chair of Social Work Program Search Committee (8 faculty and 2 staff positions have been filled since 2007)

2009 – Present Member of the MSW Admissions’ Committee

2009 – Present Member of the Institute for Faculty Development Advisory Council
2007 Delivered Commencement Address at the Fall 2007 Graduation
2005 – 2007 Member of the Research and Professional Development Committee
2004 – 2006 Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

2002 – 2005 Team Leader with Dr. Sonia Gonsalves and Dr. Tim Haresign

Bildner Campus Diversity Initiative – Building an Inclusive Campus Community
2002 – 2005 Faculty Advisor, Los Latinos Unidos
2002 – 2005 Participant, Student-Faculty College’s Multicultural Month Planning Task Force
2001 – 2004 Member, Multicultural Health Conference Committee
2003 – 2004 Participant, Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Task Force
2002 – 2003 Faculty Fellow Liaison for the Institute for the Study of College Teaching

COMMUNITY SERVICE

April 2009 – June 2012 Member of the Board of Directors of AtlantiCare Behavioral Health, Egg Harbor Township, NJ


February 2010 – June 2012 Chair of the Quality Management Committee of the AtlantiCare Behavioral Health Board, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
March 2007 – 2011 Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County Pageant

Intellectual Ability Judge


June 2007 – October 2007 Member, Board of Directors

The Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County


2002 – 2007 Member, Board of Directors of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families, Linwood, NJ
2005 – 2008 Member, Community Advisory Committee for the Building Project at AtlantiCare AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus, Atlantic City, NJ

SERVICE TO THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
October 2013 Reviewed Manuscript for the Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling
January 2013 Reviewed Manuscript for the Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics
February 2012 Site Visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. On-Site Visit Assignment with Dr. Santos Hernández for Reaffirmation (2008 EPAS) of the Master’s and Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Social Work at the Universidad Interamericana Recinto Metro, Puerto Rico.
2010 – Present Member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Journal of Social

Work Values & Ethics
2008 – Present President of the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association
March 2008 – November 2008 Vice-President of the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social

Work Education Association


October 2008 Reviewed Manuscript for the journal Death Studies




Colón, pg.



The database is protected by copyright ©ininet.org 2016
send message

    Main page