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Christopher Gjesfjeld

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
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Current Courses

287Independent Study In Social Work

Ph D

University of Pittsburgh

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Gjesfjeld, C., Weaver, A., & Schommer, K. Qualitative experiences of rural postpartum women and implications for rural social work.. Contemporary Rural Social Work 7.2 (2015): 115-126.

Gjesfjeld, C. D. (2014). Meeting student resistance with empathic teaching in the college classroom. GAUISUS, 2. Retrieved from http://gauisus.weebly.com/volume-2---april-2014.html

Gjesfjeld, C. D., & Jung, J-K. (2014). Teaching poverty with Geographic Information Systems (GIS): A case study of East Buffalo and food access. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 34, 5, 531-544.

Weaver, A., & Gjesfjeld, C. D. (2014). Barriers to preventive services use for rural women in the Southeastern United States. Social Work Research, 38, 4, 225-234.

Block, A. M., Gjesfjeld, C. D., & Greeno, C. G. (2013). Adolescent perspectives of outpatient mental health treatment. Best Practices in Mental Health, 9, 2, 22-38.

Monograph

Houston, D., Gjesfjeld, C., Miller-Ott, C., Gholson, T., Schaeffer, L., & Brown, M. (2016). Higher Education as the Lifeline to Social Mobility for Former Foster Youth: A Comprehensive Needs and Assets Assessment. Normal, IL: Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies.

Presentations

Gjesfjeld, C., Houston, D., Miller-Ott, A., & Gholson, T. (2016). Former Foster Youth in College: A Needs and Assets Assessment. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Unit: Division J - Postsecondary Education; Section: Division J - Section 2b: College Student Success and Outcomes.
Former Foster Youth in College: A Needs and Assets Assessment. American Educational Research Association. (2016)
Mothers in a Rural Community: Women's Lived Experiences and Implications for Rural Social Work. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. (2016)
Rural Women's Depression Prevalence: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?. 2017 Annual SSWR Conference. Society for Social Work and Research. (2016)
Engage Students Through Emotion. CTLT Faculty Fellow. (2015)
Overcoming stereotyping and prejudice: Is it possible?. International Studies Seminar Series. (2015)
To "deal with" or engage: Empathy as antidote for the resistant college student.. ISU Teaching and Learning Symposium. (2015)
Meeting Student Resistance with Empathy in the College Classroom. Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning. (2014)
Blend it, ‘Net it, or Forget it: Discussing Emerging CourseFormats.. CSWE annual conference – Atlanta, GA. (2011)
Demanding tyrant or enabling pushover?: Impressions on teaching from an “occasionally” compassionate therapist.. Teaching Lunch Seminar. UND Office of Instructional Development. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

Higher Education as the Lifeline to Social Mobility for Former Foster Youth: A Comprehensive Needs and Assets Assessment.. Spencer Foundation. Private. (2015)
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