Barbara Walters

A photo of Barbara Walters

Professor

Social Work

206K Marshall

734.487.4175

barbara.walters@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Boston College
  • MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • BA, DePaul University
  • LCSW, IL
  • Certified School Social Worker, IL

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., and 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., and 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., and 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, and mental illness. Published Manuscript, Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy.
  • Fritz, J., and Walters, B. When the Field Is in Crisis: Negotiating Signature Pedagogy and 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., and 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., and 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., and 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.

Courses

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

Professional

Areas 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.