- Ph.D. student, Baylor University
- M.S.W. University of Pittsburgh
- B.S.W. University of Pittsburgh
- A.A. Biblical Studies, Liberty University
What are the main focuses of your research?
- Psychosocial Assessment within the medical setting
What specific courses or specialties do you teach?
- Foundations in Social Work
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Generalist Practice I & II
- Field Education and Practicum Seminar
What is the most important piece of advice you give students to help them succeed?
- We are commanded, in scripture, to love God and love people (Mark 12:30). When we can do both things well and with our whole heart, then we will experience success. Such success may not meet the perspective of what the world defines as successful, but, that should never be our end goal.
- Dew, M.A., Hollenberger, J., Obregon, L.L., Hickey, G., Sciortino, C.M., Lockard, K.M., (2018). Psychosocial evaluation of candidates for mechanical circulatory support and risk for adverse post-implantation medical outcomes. Manuscript in preparation.
- Steel, J., Smith, T., Hollenberger, J., Phillips, C., Swartz, K. & Rudow, D. (2015). The Psychosocial and Independent Living Donor Advocate Evaluation and Post-surgery Care of Living Donor. Journal of Clinical Psychology in the Medical Setting 10.1007/s10880-015-9426-7
Is there any additional personal experience you would like to share?
- I spent years as a young professional trying to navigate clinical practice within the context of my personal faith. It wasn’t until I received great mentorship within an organizational setting where I was taught to effectively integrate faith into social work. I am thankful for those who poured into me and I am honored to be at Grove City enriching the lives of future practitioners.