Eastern Michigan University

Elvia R. Krajewski-Jaime, Ph.D., LMSW

Professor

123 Marshall

734.487.5383

ekrajewsk@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D  Social Work. Mental Health/Gerontology The University of Texas at Austin, Texas     December, 1987
Master in Social Work. Administration/Planning Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  May, 1982
Bachelor of Arts. Psychology, Cum Laude/Honors University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.  May, 1977
Associate of Arts/Secondary Education, Summa Cum Laude Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA.  May 1975

Professional Summary

Academic Appointments:

2011 - 2013 Faculty Mentor, “Bridges to the Doctoral Program”
2007 - 2010 Director, Graduate Program, School of Social Work
2003 - 2007 Director, Center for Community Building and Civic Engagement
2001 - 2004 Director, Community Outreach Partnership Center, Eastern Michigan
2001 - 2002 Interim Director, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities
1998 - 2001 Program Coordinator, College of Health and Human Services
1996 - 1998 Interim Director, School of Social Work
1990 - 1996 Director, International Program, School of Social Work
1994 - 1996 Director, Field Placement Program, School of Social Work

Honors, Recognitions, Special Awards:

2010 Sabbatical Leave Award
2010 Excellence in Service, Everett L. Marshall Fellow Award
2008 National Distinguished Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers
2008 State of Michigan Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers
2007 Outstanding Member, Michigan Chapter, Organization of Latino Social Workers
2004 Excellence Award for Geriatric Research, Mayor’s Office, Office for the Integrated Development of the Family (DIF), Cancún, Mexico
2003 Institutional Values Award, Eastern Michigan University
2003 Women of Excellence Award, EMU
2001 Community Leadership Award, Traffic Safety Association of Michigan
2000 Member of the Year, Organization of Latino Social Workers, Michigan Chapter
1999 Outstanding Service Award, Hispanic Student Association, Washtenaw County Community College
1993 Outstanding Service Award, Alzheimer’s Association, Detroit Chapter
1992 Outstanding Service Award, College of Health and Human Services EMU
1991 Teaching Excellence Award, State of Michigan
1991 Outstanding Service Award, Latino Family Services, Detroit, MI

Teaching

  • Analysis & Change in Social Welfare Policy, including health care system in Mexico
  • Community Practice in Mexico: Medical Social Work and help-and-health seeking behaviors of low income populations
  • Comparative Social Welfare and Health Care Policies: Mexico and England
  • Cross Cultural Gerontology and its implications in the provision of health services to low income geriatric patients in Mexico and England                                                                  
  • Ethnicity and Gender Issues Impacting the Aged: Help and Health seeking behaviors
  • Field Practice III, IV and V
  • Field Practice Experience in Great Britain
  • Field Practice Experience in Mexico
  • Field Placement Seminars, Faculty Liaison and Field Supervisor
  • Health Care in Mexico: History and Culture
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE): Theoretical Bases for Social Work Practice  
  • Research Methods
  • Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations and Communities
  • Introduction to Social Work Services and Professional Roles
  • Service Learning in Great Britain
  • Service Learning in Mexico
  • Social Work Practice with People of Color
  • Working with Aging People

Scholarships:

$1,051,380, January  2010-2013, Co-Investigator and Faculty Mentor. Social Work/Nursing Bridges to the Doctoral Program. Funded by the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dept. of National Institutes of Health. Collaborative effort between the Schools of Social Work and Nursing at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan and California State.

$64,191, December 2008-2009, Author & Co-Administrator. Prisoner Re-entry Initiative. Funded by the JHET Foundation. Washtenaw Co. Evaluation of supportive services collaborations necessary to stabilize housing and reduce recidivism for prisoners returning to the community.

$200,000, Fall 2005-2008, Co-Author & Principal Investigator. Strengthening Organizations-Building Communities: Prevention of violence in the Latino, African American, and Arab American communities in the Detroit Metropolitan geographic area Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

$1,000,000, Fall 2002-2008, Co-Author & Principal Investigator.    Establish Center for Community Building and Civic Engagement (CCBCE) and develop programs to prevent juvenile crime and violence in the Latino, African, and Arab American communities in the Detroit metropolitan geographic area. Funded by the U. S. Department of Justice.

$90,000, Fall 2005-2007, Author & Principal Investigator. Leadership skills of youth in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Funded by the Washtenaw County Workforce Development Commission.

$2,336,000, Fall 2001, Co-Author & Principal Investigator, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC).

Funded by: U. S. Office Housing and Urban Development Office in Washington, DC,$395,000, Eastern Michigan University $1,735,800 and Ypsilanti Community $205,893

$10,880, May, 2001, Author & Principal Investigator, Safety Belt Education for Hispanic Youth and Immigrants in Wayne County, Michigan. Funded by the Traffic Safety Association of Michigan.

$254,500 ,May 1999-2002, Co-Author & Principal Investigator, Center for Community Building and Management, Funded by the Research Excellence Fund of the Graduate School, Eastern Michigan University.

$400,000, May 2000, Co-Author, Center for Treatment of Torture Survivors. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Co-author with a team from Eastern Michigan University and the Arab Community Center For Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

$318.000, May 2000, Co-Author, Refugees’ Community and Family Strengthening. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Co-author with a team of  professionals from Eastern Michigan University and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

$10,000, 1993-1994, Author & Principal Investigator, Program Evaluation: "Young-at-Heart" Intergenerational Program. Funded by LA SED, Detroit, Michigan.

$20,000, 1991-1992, Author and Principal Investigator, Community Organization Program: Project "EMBERS" Senior Peer Counseling Training. Grant  written for Latino Family Services, Detroit, Michigan.  Funded by the Mary Thompson Foundation.

$5,000, 1991, Co-Author, Creating an Environment for Success for Minority Students. Funded by the Division of Academic Affairs, Eastern Michigan University

$136,000,   September 1987, Co-Author and Principal Investigator.  Training of Medical Social Workers on the Minority Elderly. Funded by the Administration on Aging, U.S. Office of Human Development Services

Service:

School of Social Work:

2007-2013 Member and active participant in Instructional Committee
2007-2013 Member and active participant in five Search Committees
2007-2010 Member and active participant in Field Placement Committee
2007-2010 Co-Chair, Graduate Program Admissions Committee
2007-2010 Chair, MSW Program Review Committee
2007-2009 Member and active participant in Personnel Committee
2009 Hosted dinner for Russian Delegation visiting EMU and Secured funds from Office of Research Development and Mexico Spring Funds to defray costs for activities

Selected College/University:

2011-2013 Mentor, Recruitment & Admissions Committee, “Bridges to the Doctoral Program”
2008-Present Core-Leader, Latino Advisory Council
2001-Present Member, Latino Alumni Chapter – EMU
2007-2011 Co-Chair, MSW Admissions Committee
2007-2011 Co-Chair, MSW Graduate Program Orientations, twice per year
Winter 2009 Reviewer, Student Proposals to present at the 2009 EMU Graduate School  Research Fair
Fall 2008 EMU Research Task Force. Spearheaded writing of “Faculty Mentorship Grant Proposal”
1997-2008 Member, Leadership Team, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities.

Selected Community:

July 2013 Vice President of Standards and Services, National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter
January 2013 President, Organization of Latino Social Workers, Michigan Chapter
1992-2013 Vice-President, Organization of Latino Social Workers-Michigan Chapter
1992-Present Founder and Board Member: National Organization of Latino Social Workers
2007-Present Member and Reviewer: Applications for Trainings to award Continuing Education Units, State of Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative
2009-2012 Co-Chair, Executive Board: State of Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative
2009-2012 Co-Chair, By-Laws Committee: State of Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative
2008-2012 Chair, Cultural Competence Committee: State of Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative
Spring 2008 External Reviewer: Faculty member’s application for tenure and promotion of the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Maine

Other Professional, Academic, Community-Related Memberships:

1996-Present Member, Latino Advisory Council, Eastern Michigan University
2000-Present Member, Latino Alumni Chapter, Eastern Michigan University
2001-Present Member, National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter
2000-2009 Core Leader, Blueprint for Aging, Washtenaw County Coalition

Other Social Work Practice Experience:

2008-2009 Director & Supervisor,“TeenBiz:”Teens in Business through the Arts”
1992-2007 Spring/Summer work. Medical Social Worker, Geriatric Unit, Hospital “Adolfo López Mateos,” Mexico City and Children’s Hospital of Morelia, Michoacán in México.
1982-1985 Group Leader, Adult Day Care Center, Lutheran Social Service of Texas, Austin, TX
1973-1975 Therapist, Adolescent Autistic Unit, Eastern State School and Hospital, Trevose, PA.

Mentorship Activities:

2001-2013. As a result of several large grants, mentored over 17 undergraduate and graduate students from several disciplines such as Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Education, Criminology, English Literature/Public Administration, Computer Science, and Leadership and Counseling, to work in several community projects which they helped evaluate. All the undergraduate students have moved on to complete graduate studies, two have completed their doctoral studies at Wayne State University and The University of Virginia Commonwealth and one is completing doctoral studies at Michigan State University.

2011-2013. Mentorship of three graduate students accepted as scholars into the “Bridges to the Doctoral Program.” Work involves mentoring each student in the development and completion of a research project, the design and administration of a Research Methods course, advice on GRE testing, guide application for presentation of research results at professional conferences, prepare and submit articles to juried journals, and assist each student with applications to at least three doctoral programs. Two of these students were accepted with full scholarships at Michigan State University and Wayne State University.

2009-2013. Mentored four junior faculty, three undergraduate and seven graduate students, two alumni, two staff members, and a community agency partner, to present at juried conferences in Darwin, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Budapest, Hungary, Cambridge, UK; Granada, Spain; New Orleans, USA; and Athens, Greece. Together, we wrote and submitted eleven articles for publication at juried international journals. One of these articles was published in 2009, six in 2010-2011, and two have been accepted for publication in Summer 2013.

Representative Courses Taught

SWRK 120: Intro to Social Work Services and Professional Roles
SWRK 350L: Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations and Communities
SWRK 506: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I:  Individuals and Familes
SWRK 526: Social Work Practice with People of Color
SWRK 530: Research Methods
SWRK 624: Working with Aging People
SWRK 688: Field Experience III
SWRK 689: Field Experience IV
Field Placement Seminars, Faculty Liaison and Field Supervisor
Analysis & Change in Social Welfare Policy, including health care system in Mexico
Community Practice in Mexico: Medical Social Work and help-and-health seeking behaviors of low income populations
Comparative Social Welfare and Health Care Policies: Mexico and England
Cross Cultural Gerontology and its implications in the provision of health services to low income geriatric patients in Mexico and England                                                                 
Ethnicity and Gender Issues Impacting the Aged: Help and Health seeking behaviors
Field Practice Experience in Great Britain
Field Practice Experience in Mexico
Health Care in Mexico: History and Culture
Service Learning in Great Britain
Service Learning in Mexico

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R. (Ed). Under Review.  Aging: Ethnicity and Gender Issues. Chicago, Ill: Common Ground Pub.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Braxton, C., Kellman-Fritz, J., & Walters, B. (Summer 2013). Are Social Workers Prepared for Cultural Competence Practice? In progress. Accepted for Publication. International Journal on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.

Whitehead, M., Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Kellman-Fritz, J. (Summer 2013). Stressors Contributing to the Mental Health of Female Veterans Returning from Combat. In Progress. Accepted for Publication. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.

Lockwood, D., Lockwood, J., Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Wiencek, P. (August, 2011). University and community partnerships: A Model for Interdisciplinary Community Practice. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 6:1:39-46

Morton, L., Schloss, C., Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Brown, M. (August 2011). The bipolar empowerment movement: Aging Into a New Position. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 6:1:11-18.

Lockwood, D., Lockwood, J., Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Wiencek, P. (August 2011). The Community Engaged Faculty: An Education Process. International Journal in the Humanities. 9:1:87-96.

Braxton, C., and Krajewski-Jaime,  E.R. (August, 2011). Exploration of the American foster Care system: Am Experiential Account. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 6:1:47-56.

Kellman-Fritz, J., Walters, B., Kajewski-Jaime, E.R.  (August 2010). Prisoner Re-entry: An Empowerment-Based, Capacity Building Community Practice Model.  The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5:2:579-588.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Wiencek, P., Brady, S., Trapp, E., Rice, P. (August 2010). Teaching Employable Skills to Special Education Youth: An Empowerment Approach.  The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5:1:167-176.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Wienceck, P., Clifford, D., Lopez Rosa E. (July 2009). Needs of the Low-Income Aging Population in the Mexican Caribbean: A Qualitative Study. The International Journal of  Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4:2:131-142.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R.  (Summer 2005). The power of university/community partnerships: Eastern MichiganUniversity and City of Ypsilanti keep senior and youth centers open. Journal of Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum. MUJ-News, 2.2

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Wiencek, P., Clifford, D., Edgren, J., and Krajewski, D. (2003). Reconciling the Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of Community Engagement: A Scholar’s Dilemma.  Journal  of Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 14:4:102-115.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R. (1999). Folk Medicine among Mexican-American families: Implications for Health Care Service Delivery. In G.Henderson & Ma, G.X. (Eds), Rethinking ethnicity and health care: A Sociocultural Perspective. New York: Charles C. Thomas Pub.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R. (1997). Ethnicity and gender issues among the Aged.  In Devore, W. and Fletcher, B.J. (Eds), Human Diversity content in social work education: A Collection of Course Outlines with Content on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity.  Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R. (1997). Practice with People of Color.  In Devore, W. and Fletcher, B.J. Eds), Human diversity content in social work education: A Collection of Course Outlines with Content on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Krajewski-Jaime, E.R., Brown, K., Ziefert, M. and Kaufman, E. (May 1996). Utilizing international clinical practice to build inter-cultural sensitivity in social work students. Journal of Multicultural Social Work, 4:2:15-29.

Brown, K., Ziefert M. and Krajewski-Jaime, E.R. (Fall 1996). Linking research and practice in diverse settings. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.  Inaugural Volume.

Krajewski, E.R. and Torres, R. (1994). Social Reality of Latinos in the U.S.: Implications for Health and Social Delivery. Entering the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings-1994 Annual Meeting. Michigan Academician, XXVI:2:339.

Krajewski, E. R. March/April (1991).  Folk healing among Mexican American families as a consideration in the delivery of child welfare and child health care services.  Child Welfare, LXX:2:157-167.

Krajewski, E. R. March (1991).  La Sexualidad en el Anciano (Sexuality in the Aging Individual).  En La Cultura. Ciudad.Victoria, Tamaulipas.  Mexico, Vol. 10.

Selected Juried Presentations:

Summer 2013.Are Social Workers Prepared for Cultural Competence Practice? International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Darwin, Australia

June 2013. Social Work Cultural Competence Standards: A Study of Students’ Practice Competencies and Skills. International Conference of New Directions in the Humanities. Budapest, Hungary.

March, 2013. Social Work and Nursing Students’ Attitudes about HIV/AIDS. International Conference of Health, Wellness and Society.  Sao Paulo, Brazil.

March 2013. Stressors Contributing to the Mental Health of Female Veterans Returning from Combat. International Conference of Health, Wellness and Society. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

March 2012. Immigration and Ethics: A Social Worker’s Dilemma. LEAD Conference, National Association of Social Workers, Lansing, MI.

July 2011. The Bipolar Empowerment Movement: Aging to a New Position. Sixth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of  New Orleans, New Orleans, USA.

July 2011. University and Community Partnerships: A Model for Interdisciplinary Community Practice. Sixth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of New Orleans, New Orleans, USA.

July 2011. Exploration of the American Foster Care System: An Experiential Account.  Sixth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of New Orleans, USA.

June 2011 . The Community Engaged Faculty: An Education Process. The International Conference in the Humanities, University of Granada. Granada, Spain.

March 2011.  Needs of the low income aging population in the Mexican Caribbean: A Qualitative Study. Fourth Conference on International Social Work. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

August  2010. Teaching Employable Skills to Special Education Youth: An Empowerment Approach.

2010 Fifth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.  Cambridge University. Cambridge, U.K

August 2010. Prisoner Re-Entry; An Empowerment-based, capacity building community practice model.

2010 Fifth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.  Cambridge University. Cambridge, U.K.

April 2010. Folk Healing: An Alternative Approach to Health Care. Accepted presentation at the National Association of Social Workers 2010 Annual Conference. Dearborn, Michigan.

July 2009. The Low-Income Elderly Population in a Booming Mexico Caribbean Resort Area: A Qualitative Research Study. Fourth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. University of Athens, Greece.

April 2009. Working with Special Education Youth: A Macro Approach to Adolescent Empowerment. Annual Conference, National Association of Social  Workers of Michigan. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Lansing, MI.

Additional Information

The School of Social Work is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077