COHPA Home
  • Blog
  • 2013
  • Yegidis to Lead School of Social Work
ShareThis
Text Size:
Print This Page

Yegidis to Lead School of Social Work

Click image to enlarge

By Karen Guin

The College of Health and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Bonnie Yegidis as director of the School of Social Work.

Yegidis brings extensive experience in academic administration and social work teaching and research to her new position. Most recently, she served as professor and director of the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has held leadership positions at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers and University of Georgia in Athens as well.

During her faculty career, Yegidis has taught in the areas of social work education; international education; women's mental health; research methods; program development and evaluation; social measurement; and administration across systems, programs and levels. Her research has focused on family violence, cross-cultural issues in social work practice and evidence-based social work practice. She is the co-author of Research Methods for Social Workers, now in its seventh edition, as well as many book chapters and refereed journal articles. In addition, she is certified as a family mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.

Yegidis earned her bachelor's degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, master's degree in social work from West Virginia University, and doctorate in curriculum and instruction (concentration in measurement and evaluation) from the University of South Florida. 

"COHPA is indeed fortunate that Dr. Yegidis is assuming a leadership role in the School of Social Work," said college Dean Mike Frumkin. "She is a nationally renowned leader in social work education who is both a scholar and a visionary. Bonnie is continuously looking for new ways of improving social work education and increasing the impact of the profession on improving people's lives. She is clearly committed to the college's mission of Strengthening Communities. Changing Lives."

Professor Sophia Dziegielewski served as interim director of the School of Social Work from January 2012 to August 2013. She has returned to teaching and leading the school's research activities and military social work curriculum.

(Photo by Abi Bell)

 

Share and Enjoy:

Mentioned : Bonnie Yegidis
Categories :

Archive

The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
Give a Gift - The College of Healh & Public Affairs