Eastern Michigan University

Barbara Walters

Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director

206K Marshall

734.487.4175

barbara.walters@emich.edu

Education

PhD - Boston College
MSW - University of Illinois, Chicago
BA - DePaul University
LCSW, IL
Certified School Social Worker, IL

Professional Summary

Area of Interest:

Child welfare, women’s issues, family violence, incarcerated women, & international social work.

Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Faculty in the Classroom Nomination, Eastern Michigan University’s Holman Learning Center, March 13, 2009.

Outstanding Faculty in the Classroom Award, Eastern Michigan University’s Holman Learning Center, April 3, 2007.

Practice Experience:

Fritz, J., & Walters, B.  When the Field Is in Crisis: Negotiating Signature Pedagogy & the Real World.  A roundtable presented at the annual conference of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland Oregon, October, 2010.

Fritz, J., Walters, B., Miller, B., & Cobb., H. Partners in service delivery: Field create community collaboratives.  An oral presentation at the Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference Dearborn, MI, April 2010.

Fritz, J., & Walters, B.  Students leading students: A university empowerment initiative.  A roundtable presented at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2010.

Nelson, K., Walters, B., & Blythe, B.  A 10-year review of family preservation research: Building the evidence base.  An oral paper presented at the annual conference of Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, January 16, 2009.

Representative Courses Taught

SWRK 120: Intro to SW Services & Professional Roles
SWRK 315: Theoretical Basis for Social Work Practice
SWRK 488: Field Experience I

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Fritz, J., Walters, B., Miller, B.  Adolescent diversion and disproportionate minority youth: A collaboration between a college, a city, and a court.  An oral presentation given at the MI NASW conference in Kalamazoo MI, April 20, 2012.

Fritz, J., & Walters, B.  Field seminar's path to signature pedagogy: Bridging academia and the agency.  A salon presented at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference in Portland OR, March 14-18, 2012.

Fritz, J., & Walters, B.  When the Field is in Crisis:  A Supervisor's Challenge.  An oral presentation given at the Michigan NASW Annual Conference, Dearborn, MI, April 2011.

Walters, B., Fritz, J., & Miller, B.  Learning Beyond the Field Manual:  Moving from Adversity to Resiliency.  An electronic posted presented at the annual conference of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta GA, October 2011.

Walters, B.  (2002).  Best practices in child protection systems:  Cross-training in domestic violence, substance abuse, & mental illness.  Published Manuscript.  Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Additional Information

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