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Name
Nicholas Forge Ph.D., MA, LMSW
Current Rank
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department
School of Social Work
Education and Professional Credentials
Degrees

Bachelors of Arts, Sociology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2001

Masters of Arts, Sociology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2003

Masters of Social Work, Georgia State University, School of Social Work, Atlanta, GA, 2005



Doctor of Philosophy, Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service, NY, 2012

Licensures and Certification

Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Georgia # MSW006332


Fellowships and Awards
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2001-2003

Florida Atlantic University

Graduate Research Assistant 2003-2005



Georgia State University

Graduate Research Assistant 2005-2006



Fordham University

Pre-Doctoral Fellow 2006-2007



National Center for Schools and Communities, NY

Outstanding Dissertation Award 2012



Fordham University

Andrew Young School Excellence in Teaching Award 2016



Georgia State University
Work Experience – Academic

Adjunct Instructor 2002-2003



Florida Atlantic University, Department of Sociology

Professional Associate 2007-2011



Mercy College , Social Work Program

Adjunct Faculty 2008-2011



Mercy College, Behavioral Science Program

Assistant Professor 2012-2013



Mercy College, Social Work Program

Clinical Assistant Professor 2013 – present



Georgia State University, School of Social Work


Work Experience – Professional Experience
Medical Social Work Intern 2003-2004

Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Social Work Intern 2004-2005



AIDS Survival Project, Atlanta, GA

Case Manager Trainer 2006-2007



HIV/AIDS Service Administration Training Academy, New York, NY

Social Worker 2007-2013



Trinity Place Shelter, New York, NY

Social Worker 2009-2010



New Alternatives for Homeless Youth, New York, NY

Social Work Consultant 2013-present



Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Interim Program Director (Pro-bono) 2016



Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Scholarship and Professional Development

Publications: Refereed Scholarly
Davis, S. K., Forge, N., Adams, M. A., & Rothenberg, R. (2014). Obstacles and options to faith-based HIV service delivery to low-income inner city residents: Perspectives of black clergy with commuter congregations. Journal of Black Studies, 45(8), 731-751. doi:10.1177/0021934714555184
Ream, G.L., & Forge, N., (2014). Homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in New York City: Insights from the field. Child Welfare, 93(2), 7-22.
Seelman, K. L., Forge, N., Walls, N. E., & Bridges, N. (2015, October). School engagement among LGBTQ high school students: The roles of safe adults and Gay-Straight Alliance characteristics. Children & Youth Services Review, 57, 19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.07.021
Snyder, S. M., Hartinger-Saunders, R. M., Brezina, T., Beck, E., Wright, R., Forge, N. & Bride, B. E. (2016, March). Homeless youth, strain, and criminal justice system involvement: An application of general strain theory. Children and Youth Services Review, 62, 90-96. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.002
Publications: Books, Monographs, Reports
Aaronson, B., Androsiglio, R., Beam, J., Forge, N., Mello, V., Smith, C., & Zusho, A. (2007). MOUSE Squad program: Implementation and outcomes. National Center for Schools and Communities, New York, NY.
Forge, N. & Brown, D. (2008). End of year satisfaction survey. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York City – LGBT Committee.
Pardasani, M., Moreno, C., & Forge, N. (2010). Cultural competence and HIV/AIDS. In C. Cannon Poindexter (Ed.). Social Services and Social Action in the HIV Pandemic: Principles, Methods, and Populations. John Wiley & Sons: New York.
Forge, N. & Desumala, G. (2012). Data Report. Trinity Place Shelter: New York.
Wright, E., Ruel, E., Justice Fuoco, M., Trouteaud, A., Sanchez, T., LaBoy, A., Myers, H., Tsukerman, K., Vidmarm, C., Gayman, M., Forge, N., Smalls-Glover, C., Anderson, C., & Hartinger-Saunders, R. (2016). Atlanta Youth Count! Final Report. Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA.

Papers Under Review and In-Process
Heckman-Chomanczuk, A. & Forge, N. (Submitted). A language apart: Bilingual social workers and the licensing exam. Submitted to Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Watkins, K. Y., Forge, N., & Lewinson, T. (Under review). Using Team-Based Learning and ePortfolios: Preparing students for collaborative interdisciplinary work. Submitted to Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
Forge, N., Hartinger-Saunders, R., Wright, E. & Ruel, E. (In process). Experiences of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness with previous child welfare system-involvement. Child Welfare (Special Edition).
Forge, N. & Garner, B. (In process). Creating safe space: A drop in center for homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults.
Forge, N., Lewinson, T. D., & Garner, B. (In process). Exploring home: Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth Utilizing Homeless Services.
Forge, N., Watkins, K. Y., & Lewinson, T. D. (In process). Collaborative Empowerment Teams (CETs): A model for group work with social work undergraduate students.


Book Chapters In-Process
Forge, N., & Hartinger-Saunders, R. Sexual and gender expansive youth in foster care. In E. Trejos & N. Trevino (Eds.), Handbook of Foster Youth. New York: Routledge
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings and Conferences
Ziemer, D. & Forge, N. (2004). What every social worker needs to know about HIV in 2004. NASW – Georgia Chapter Conference, Marietta, GA.
Forge, N. & Park, W. (2005). Educating homeless children: Atlanta public schools and McKinney-Vento Act compliance. (Poster Presentation). Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI.
Forge, N. (2008). Preparing Social Workers for practice with populations living with HIV/AIDS: An analysis of generalist Social Work textbooks. (Poster Presentation). Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Forge, N., Ream, G. L., & Lotz, K. V. (2012, May). Sexual risk, testing behaviors, and progress of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth residing in a LGBT-specific transitional living program. (Poster Presentation). Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference, Miami, FL.

Forge, N. (2012, October). Sexual risk, substance use, and mental health of sexual minority youth residing in a LGBT-specific transitional living program. (Poster Presentation). Mercy College Faculty Seminar Day, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Ream, G. L., Forge, N. R., & Lotz, K. V. (2012, December). Theory, ideology, practicality, validity, reality: Homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth services’ ecological systems (Oral Presentation). National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities: Building a Healthier Society, Integrating Science, Policy and Practice. Baltimore, MD.
Ream, G. L., Lotz, K. V., & Forge, N. R. (2013, May). Homeless LGBT youth services as a developmental context. Paper presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF), Saint Paul, MN.
Watkins, K. Y., Forge, N., & Lewinson, T. (2014, October). Using Team-Based Learning and ePortfolios: Preparing students for collaborative interdisciplinary work. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Tampa, FL.
Forge, N. & Lotz, K. V. (2015, March). Trinity Place Shelter: A transitional-living program for homeless LGBT youth in New York City. (Poster Presentation). National Youth at Risk conference, Savannah, GA.
Seelman, K. L., Forge, N., Walls, N. E., & Bridges, N. (2015, October). School engagement among LGBTQ high school students: The roles of safe adults and Gay-Straight Alliance characteristics. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Denver, CO.
Forge, N., Watkins, K., & Lewinson, T. (2015, October). Collaborative Empowerment Teams – Advancing student intrinsic learning in Social Work education. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Denver, CO.
Forge, N., & Garner, B. (2015, October). Homeless LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) youth and young adults: Practice notes from the field. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers – GA Chapter (NASW – GA) annual conference, Atlanta, GA.
Forge, N., Garner, B., & Braxton, C. (2016, October). Homeless LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) youth and young adults: Practice notes from the field. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers – GA Chapter (NASW – GA) annual conference, Atlanta, GA.
Forge, N., Watkins, K. Y., Lewinson, T. D., Garner, B., & Carter, L. (2016, November). Exploring Student Challenges with Collaborative Team Learning in Undergraduate Social Work Education. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Program Meeting of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Atlanta, GA.
Lotz, K. V. & Forge, N. (2017, January). All Youth Are Not Created Equal: Research & Lessons Learned on the Front Lines of Triaging the Trauma and Acute Needs of Homeless Ethnic Minority LGBTQ Youth. (Poster Presentation). Presented at Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), 21st annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
Externally Funded Research Projects
Neumark, H, Lotz, K., Forge, N. & Fry, A. (2012). RFA # 12-0001 Health & Human Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals, Families and Communities. New York State Department of Health Grant. Five-year total award $617,495.
Wright, E., et. al. (2015). Atlanta Youth Count and Needs Assessment 2015,

(Eric R. Wright, Principal Investigator), Funders: Georgia State University, Street Grace, and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.


Forge, N., Lewinson, T. D., & Garner, B. (2016). Exploring home: Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth Utilizing Homeless Services. (Department sponsored).
Wright, E. R. (PI), Ruel, E. (Co-Investigator), Forge, N. (Clinical Field Director), Trouteaud, A. (2016). NIJ-2016-9102. “Estimating the prevalence of trafficking among homeless and runaway youth age 14-25 in metro Atlanta.” NIJ.
Instruction
Courses Taught

Georgia State University, School of Social Work

Teaching Format: Traditional, Hybrid, and Online (Desire2Learn/Brightspace/iCollege)

Fall 2013

SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I – CTW

SW 8500 Community Field Education I

Spring 2014

SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers

SW 8900 Community Field Education II



Fall 2014

SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I - CTW

SW 7400 Social Work Practice I

SW 8500 Community Field Education I



Spring 2015

SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers

SW 7800 Social Work Practice II

SW 8900 Community Field Education II



Summer 2015

PERS 2001 Culture and Poverty (Online) (Co-Taught)

SW 7100 Foundations of Community Partnerships (Co-Taught)

Fall 2015

SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I – CTW

SW 7400 Social Work Practice I

SW 8500 Community Field Education I



Spring 2016

SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers

SW 7800 Social Work Practice II

SW 8900 Community Field Education II



Summer 2016

SW 7100 Foundations of Community Partnerships



Fall 2016

SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I – CTW

SW 7400 Social Work Practice I

SW 8500 Community Field Education I



Spring 2016

SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers

SW 7800 Social Work Practice II

SW 8900 Community Field Education II



Fall 2017

SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I – CTW

SW 7400 Social Work Practice I

SW 8500 Community Field Education I



Spring 2017

SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers

SW 7800 Social Work Practice II

SW 8900 Community Field Education II



Guest Lectures

Fall 2014

SW 2000 Introduction to Social Work (Dr. Jan Ligon)

Homeless LGBT Youth and Young Adults
Fall 2015

SW 2000 Introduction to Social Work (Dr. Jan Ligon)

Homeless LGBT Youth and Young Adults

WGSS 4844 - Youth and Sexualities (Dr. Susan Talburt)

LGBTQ Youth and Homelessness
Spring 2017

PH 7325 Urban Health Seminar

Atlanta Youth Count and Needs Assessment
Mercy College, New York, Social Work Program

Teaching Format: Traditional (Blackboard content)


  • Social Work Practice

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment

  • Social Work Research

  • Introduction to Social Work (course developed)


Mercy College, New York, Behavioral Science Program

Teaching Format: Traditional and Online (Blackboard)

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Research Methods


Florida Atlantic University, Sociology Department

Teaching Format: Traditional (WebCT content)

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Human Sexuality and Social Change


Continuing Education and Training Activities
Workshops, Georgia State University, Center for Instructional Innovation

Sessions attended:

Fall 2013

Collaborate

Developing EduBlogs

Prezi Presentations.

Fall 2014

Virtualizing Your Office Hours

D2L: Facilitating Active Online Participation

D2L: Assessing Student Progress

Creating an impressive end-of-year report

Peer Review: Strategies and Tools

Conference Attendance: Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL. (October, 2014). Sessions attended:

Finding Jobs and Using Macro Skills: Results from Recent MSW Graduates

Youths as Civic Change Agents: Exploring a Conceptual Model for Social work.

Global Engagement: Developing Best Practices for Student Field-Based Experiences.

Exploring Field Instructors’ Perspectives on Macro Practice and Diversity in Social Work.

Inspiring Social Work Values: Enhancing Social Work Education Through Socialization and Gatekeeping.

Just a Link Away: Engaging Social Work Students Through Social Media.

Incivility Among Social Work Students: A Threat to the Implicit Curriculum

Preparing Social Workers as Mandated Reporters Through Field Education/Instruction

An Innovative Approach to the Delivery of Foundation Field Education Seminars

Supporting Field Education in an Online Environment

Technology-Enhanced Practice Courses and Collaborative Learning in Distance Education

Incorporating a Team-Based Learning Model into an MSW Research Lab: Lessons Learned.
Conference Attendance: National Youth at Risk Conference, Savannah, GA. (March, 2015).

Conference Attendance: Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO. (October, 2015). Sessions attended:

Bringing Objective Criteria to Gatekeeping: Using a Behavior Rubric in BSW Programs

Classroom Activities for Teaching Communications Skills to BSW Students

The Balancing Act: Field Education for Students with Mental Health Disabilities

Microaggressions: An Essential Addition to Cultural Competence in Social Work Education


Conference Attendance: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-GA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. (October, 2015). “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.”
Workshop: Peachford Hospital, Atlanta, GA. (January, 2016). “Ethics Extravaganza.”
Conference Attendance: Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (October, 2016).
Conference Attendance: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-GA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. (October, 2016). “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.”
Conference Attendance: Social Work Distance Education Conference, San Antonio, TX. (April, 2017).
Service
Service Activities Internal to the University

Georgia State University

Member, Undergraduate Assessment Committee 2014-present

Member, LGBT Health Workgroup 2014-present

Member, Academic Program Review Committee 2015-2017

Co-Host, Chinese Delegation of Social Workers (Nov. 10-11) 2015

Member, Student Evaluation of Instructor Summit 2016

Member, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Topic Selection Committee 2017
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Panelist, Homelessness in Atlanta, GA. (July 23) 2015

Member, Student Appeals Committee 2016-present

Advisor, Pi Gamma Mu Chapter 2016-present
School of Social Work

Member, MSW Program Committee 2014-present

Member, MSW Admissions Committee 2014-present

Lead Faculty, SW 3700 2014-present

Lead Faculty, SW 7400/7800 2014-present

Faculty Consultant, Professional Excellence Program 2014-present

Co-chair, Online Education Committee 2016-present

Member, Faculty Search Committee 2017
Mercy College, NY

Department of Social Work

Member, Faculty Search Committee 2011

Faculty Advisor, Social Work Club 2011-2013

Coordinator, Cultural Competency Standards Evaluation 2011-2013
College

Faculty Advisor, McNair Scholarship Program 2011-2013

Member, Institutional Professional Standards Committee 2012-2013
Service Activities in Academic and Professional Organizations

Member, American Sociological Association 2000-2003

Member, National Association of Social Workers 2004-present

Member, Council on Social Work Education 2011-present

Committee Member, NASW-NYC LGBT Committee 2006-2012
Service to the Community

Board Member, Trinity Place Shelter, NY. 2008-2014

Co-chair, Research and Evaluation, Trinity Place Shelter, NY. 2010-present

Member, Clinical Committee, Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta, GA. 2014-present

Member, Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative, Atlanta, GA. 2014-present


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