Dorothy Farrel DM

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Dorothy Farrel, DM

Assistant Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Social Work

CAMPUS

Online

Dorothy Farrel DM

Biography

 

Dr. Farrel has over 25 years of Social Work practice with commitment to empowering and engaging oppressed and vulnerable populations. Her background includes addictions, medical social work, private practice, foster care, adoption, and nonprofit administration. In addition, Dr. Farrel served as an Executive Director for a nonprofit that provided wrap around services to abused, homeless, and sex trafficking teenage victims.

 

Dr. Farrel received her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership where she focused on nonprofit effectiveness.  She has held several academic appointments since 2007 including online and traditional programs. She joined the Brandman team in August 2017.


Specialty

  • Social Work

Education

2010
DM, in Organizational Leadership

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Dissertation: “Measuring Nonprofit Effectiveness”

1993
MSW: Social Work, Certificate in School Social Work

Colorado State University

Thesis: “Community Poverty: A Community Analysis”

1990
BSW: Social Work Minor: Sociology

Colorado State University
Areas of Concentration: Journalism, Proposal Writing


Scholarly Activities

2015
Christenson, B.L., Panos, P., Krase, K., DeLong Hamilton, T., Buchan, V.V., Farrel, D., Harris-Jackson, T., Gerritsen-McKane, R., Rodenhiser, R.W.

Evaluating Outcomes of Social Work Education: Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI) 

Field Educator, 5(1). 

2017
Farrel, D., Christenson, B., & Rich, T.

Workshop: Engaging students at a distance: Integration of Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Annual BPD Conference, New Orleans, LA

2017
Farrel, D., and Rich, T.

What Are Social Work Faculty Experience with Using Gender Neutral Pronouns in the Classroom: A Phenomenlogical Study

21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA


Professional Experiences

2015-PRESENT
LCSW

Ability Home Health, Fort Collins, CO

Medical Social Work.

2011-PRESENT
LCSW, Therapist

A Wiser Mind, Fort Collins, CO

In home therapy for aging adults.

2004-2010
Executive Director

A & A Cottages, Mesa, AZ

Director of a nonprofit serving abused and homeless youth.

 

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