The Garland School of Social Work is committed to pursuing a full agenda of research and publication, not only to add to the body of knowledge for our profession but to provide opportunities for our students to participate in this important learning exercise. Our faculty members are prolific in their production, especially around the strength of the School - the integration of faith and practice.
Research Clusters and Publications
Topics of the school's recent publications are organized into the eight research clusters.
Click through to learn more about the full array of each faculty member's research interests.
We are also committed to finding and sharing resources for students, teachers, agencies, congregations and others to use across a number of disciplines and for a number of ministries and/or research projects.
Our faculty and alumni continually collaborate on projects and ideas to ensure the continuation of practice-informed research and research-informed practice. View our recent collaborations and publications.
Dr. Boddie: Aquaponics Project at Waco ISD
Dr. Lemmons: Black Female Fatherhood Scholars (BFFs) Network
Drs. Harris & Yancey, Mallory Herridge & Carolyn Cole: Addressing LGBTQ+ Inclusion: Challenges, Faith, and Resilience in the Church and her People
Drs. Meyers & Rogers: Nursing facility social work with family behavioral health challengesPractical Implementation in Social Work Practice A Guide to Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice, 1st Edition Dr. Polson: Worshipping across the color lines Dr. Lemmons: Game Changers: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of the Economic, Social, and Political Factors Impacting Black Fatherhood and Family Formation
Dr. Parrish: Evidence-based practice: A common definition matters