Stephanie Hamm, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Contributing Editor. Families in Society. 2009.
- Hamm, S.J. (2008). From welfare to workfare: The unintended consequences of liberal reform [Book Review]. Journal of public policy. 7 323-326.
- Hamm, S.J. (2008). Practitioner perceptions and experiences iwth evidence-based practice. A paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Philadelphia, PA.
- Hamm, S.J. (2007). Learning styles & effictiveness of active learning environments. A paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. San Francisco, CA.
- Council on Social Work Education
- Minority Doctoral Fellowship, Abilene Christian University
- Deans' Promising PhD Scholarship, University of Texas at Arlington
Originally from: Springfield, Massachusetts, but raised in Wichita Falls, Texas
Areas of scholarship or expertise: Practitioner perceptions of evidence-based practice, Play therapy, Higher ed/learning
Courses typically taught: Micro Practice, Macro Practice, Intro/Profession of Social Work
Published work: Book review of From Welfare to Workfare: the Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform
Works of literature, art or music I would recommend: I really enjoy fiction literature from female authors of varying cultures, as well as fiction with a mental health theme. Favorites are Amy Tan & Alice Walker (Possessing the Secret of Joy is my all-time favorite, so far!), for example. Cane River by Tadimy is one of my favorites. Also Wally Lambs She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much is True are great. I enjoy like the classics. I also love theatre--plays and musicals.
People who influenced my life: My father influenced me, both positively and negatively, to be in the mental health field. My mother has never stopped encouraging me to be and do what I am driven to do. Many people contribute to my spiritual development! Individuals at ACU influenced me, spiritually, academically and professionally.
Why I do what I do: I want to be a positive influence on ACU social work students. I want to continue learning about the field of social work and cultures different from my own (as well as my own). I want to be a wonderful spouse to my husband and mother to my children.
What I want to give my students: 1) Confidence to practice that comes from being effectively equipped. 2) An example of someone who is fully social worker and fully Christian, without compromise on either end.
What I expect from my students: Their best.
Why I am at ACU: Because ACU has provided a good education for me in the past. And I want to be apart of a team of educators who care about students.
Outside interests: When I am in shape: sports! Also, painting, ministries to children and women, taking pictures and my family and friends.