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									                                   Edwin A. Risler, Ph.D.

The University of Georgia School of Social Work
309 Tucker Hall
Athens, GA. 30605
706 542-5471
Email: erisler@uga.edu

Education:

1998          Ph.D.         The University of Georgia School of Social Work, Athens GA.
                            Area of specialization: Youth and Juvenile Justice, Poverty, and
                            Clinical Social Work.

1981          M.S.W.        The University of Georgia, Athens GA.

1977          B.S.W.        The University of Georgia, Athens GA.

Academic Appointments and Positions:

2005          M.S.W. Program Director
              School of Social Work, The University of Georgia.

2004          Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
              School of Social Work, The University of Georgia.

2000          Full Graduate Faculty Appointment
              The Graduate School, The University of Georgia.

1999          Assistant Professor
              School of Social Work, The University of Georgia.

Teaching Awards:

2002          Instructor of the Year, Ph.D. Program, University of Georgia School of Social
              Work.

1997          Superior Teaching Award, University of Georgia School of Social
              Work.

Courses of Instruction:

              Assessment & Measurement (Ph.D.)
              Assessment & Psychopathology
              Cultural Diversity
              Family Dynamics
              Social Work & Law
               Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations
               Social Work Practice Methods with Children, Youth, & Families
               Social Work Practice Methods with Groups
               Substance Abuse
               Introduction to Social Work (BSW)
               Directed Research, Independent Studies, and Dissertation Committees (Ph.D.)

Other Professional Employment:

1987 - 2006           Clinical Social Worker, Athens Associates for Counseling
                      and Psychotherapy, Athens, GA.
1988-1999             Research Program Coordinator, The Georgia Welfare
                      Reform Research Project, University of Georgia School of Social Work.
1992-1998             Assessment Coordinator, Department of Juvenile Justice,
                      Athens, GA.
1981-1992             Unit Director/Assistant Director/Counselor, Department of Juvenile
                      Justice, Athens, GA.
1979-1981             Court Service Worker, Gainesville Community Treatment
                      Center, Gainesville, GA.
1977-1979             Group Work Supervisor/Counselor, Outdoor Therapeutic
                      Program, Cleveland, GA.
1971-1973             United States Air Force, Rapid City SD., and Ton Son Nhut
                      Republic of South Viet Nam.

Funding Awards:

2005                  The Haitian Community Development Project. Office of the Vice
                      President and Provost for Service & Outreach (Ideas Grant).
                      Co-Principal Investigator
                      Grant Award: $4,500.

2000                  The Georgia Welfare Reform Research Project
                      Georgia Department of Human Resources
                      Co-Principal Investigator
                      Grant Award: $1.5 million, three year project

2000-Present          Juvenile Justice Project (renewed annually)
                      Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
                      Principal Investigator
                      Grant Award: $48,982

2007- 2008            The Impact of Immigration on the Economy in Georgia: Emerging
                      Patterns and Questions.
                      Georgia Department of Labor
                      Principle Investigator
                      Grant Award: $98,000
Scholarly Activities:

Publications: * Designates stringent editorial review, **designates invited publication

       Chapters in Books:

**     Banks, L.; Hatcher, S.; & Risler, E. (in Press). Youth in the adult system: The legislative
               Waiver. In T. Maschi, C. Bradley, & K. Ward (Eds.), Collaborative forensic
               practice: A social work justice systems approach. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books,
               Inc.
**     Risler, E. & Holosko, M. (in Press). Blueprint for a youth empowerment model (YEM)
               through volunteerism. In Au, E., Holosko, M.J., & Wing, L.T. (Eds.) Youth
               Empowerment & Volunteerism: Principles and Policies. Kowloon H.K.: City
               University of Hong Kong Press.
**     Risler, E., Nackerud, L., & Robinson, M. (2001). Welfare Reform in Georgia:
               Impacts and emerging questions. In L. Nackerud, & Robinson, M. (Eds.),
               Early Implications of welfare reform in the Southeast United States (pp.
               45-64). Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.

**     Risler, E. & Risler, S. (1996). Should social workers support facilitated
               communication for persons with development disabilities? Yes! In B.A.
               Thyer (Ed.), Controversial issues in social work practice (pp. 29-41).
               Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

       Monographs:

**     Risler, E. Nackerud, L., Larrison, C., & Rdesinski, R. (2000). The impact of
               Welfare reform's TANF program in Georgia: Criteria for exemption from its work
               requirement and time limits (69 pp.). Carl Vinson Institute of Government Public
               Policy Research Series, Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.

       Journal Articles:

*      Risler, E. & Holosko, M.J. (in press): Core Elements of a Youth Empowerment
               Model (YEM) through Volunteerism. Journal of Youth Studies.
*      Sullivan, M. K., Larrison, C.R., Nackerud, L, Risler, R., & Bodenschatz,L. (in press).
               Examining the relationship between psychological well-being and the need for
               continued public assistance benefits. Families in Society.
*      Sullivan, M. K., Larrison, C.R., Nackerud, L, Risler, R., & Bodenschatz, L. (in press).
               Factors that divide current versus past TANF recipients. Journal of Social Service
               Research.
*      Weaver, R., Risler, E., Nackerud, L., & Ellett, A.J. (2006). After the bubble bursts:
               Welfare reform in an era of economic decline. Journal of Policy Practice.
*      Jones, C., Lowe, L., Risler, E. (2004). The effectiveness of wilderness adventure therapy
               programs for young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Residential
               Treatment for Children & Youth.
*      Gresham, K., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E., (2004). Intercountry adoption
           Guatemala and the United States: A comparative policy analysis. Journal of
           Immigration and Refugee Services.
*   Sullivan, M. & Risler, E. (2004). Understanding college alcohol abuse and
           academic performance: Selecting appropriate intervention strategies. The
           Journal of College Counseling.

*   Sullivan, M.K., Larrison, C.R., Nackerud, L., Risler, R. & Bodenschatz, L. (2004).
            Factors that divide current versus past TANF recipients. Journal of
            Social Service Research.
*   Risler, E., Lowe, L. & Nackerud, L. (2003) The working definition of social
            work practice: Does it work? Research on Social Work Practice*
*   Brooks, F., Risler, E. Hamilton, C. & Nackerud, L. (2002). Impacts of child
            subsidies on family and child well-being. Early Childhood Research Quarterly,
            17, 498-511.
*   Larrison, C.R., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E., & Sullivan, M. (2002). Welfare recipients and
            the digital divide: Left out of the new economy? Journal of Technology in Human
            Services 19 (4), 1-12.
*   Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler E. (2001). A new perspective on families that
            receive temporary assistance for need families (TANF). Journal of
            Sociology & Social Welfare, 28, 49-69.
*   Brooks, F., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (2001). Evaluation of a job readiness club
            for TANF recipients: Psycho-social impacts. Research on Social Work
            Practice, 11, 79-92.
*   Risler, E., Sutphen, R. & Shields, J. (2000). Preceding delinquent behavior in
            youth: preliminary validation of the First Offender Risk Assessment
            Index. Research on Social Work Practice, 10, 111-126.
*   Crowder, C., Malone, T. Koob, J., Murphy, S. & Risler, E. (1999). Juvenile boot camps:
            Public opinion and a new brand of justice. Journal of Law and Social Work, 9, 53-
            66.
*   Coble, J., Risler, E. & Nackerud, L. (1999). The effects of a behavioral
            intervention with five Hispanic children with school attendance problems.
            School Social Work Journal, 23, 60-71.
*   Risler, E. (1998). Student practicum portfolios: Integrating diversity and learning
                    in the field experience. Arete, 23, 89-96.
*   Risler, E., Sweatman, T. & Nackerud, L. (1998). Evaluating the Georgia
            legislative waiver law's effectiveness in deterring juvenile crime.
            Research on Social Work Practice, 8, 657-667.
*   Kadish, K., Glasser, B., Risler, E. & Calhoun, G. (1998). An analysis of the effect
            counseling on the recidivism rate of juvenile delinquents. Journal of
            Offender and Addiction Counseling, 19, 88-94.
*   Twill, S., Nackerud, L., Risler, E., Bernat, J. & Taylor, D. (1998). Changes in
            measured loneliness, control and social support among parolees in a
            halfway house. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 27, 77-92.
*   Taft, S., Risler, E. & Nackerud, L. (1997). Effects of positive reinforcement on
            truancy and overall school performance. School of Social Work Journal,
            22, 33-41.
Bulletins and Reports, The Georgia Welfare Reform Research Project:

Risler, E., Nackerud, L., Ross, M., Brooks, F., Condrey, S., Lane-Crea, L.
        (2001). The Georgia welfare reform project - Georgia's reforming
        welfare: Implications for the future (Rep. No. 4). Athens, GA: The University of
        Georgia Press.

Brooks, E., Risler, E., Nackerud, L., Rdesinski, R., & Glover, A., Lane-Crea, L.
        & Larrison, C. (2001). The Georgia welfare reform project- Welfare
        reform and children: Evaluating the child care subsidy (Addendum to
        Rep. No. 2). Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.
Larrison, C., Nackerud, L., Lane-Crea, L., Risler, E., Dooley, V., & Sullivan, M.
        (2000). The Georgia welfare reform research project: Innovative Practices
        (Rep. No. 3). Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.
Larrison, C., Nackerud, L., Risler, E. Rdesinski (2000)). The Georgia Welfare
        Reform Project: A Report to the Atlanta Community Technology Initiative.
        Athens, GA: University of Georgia, School of Social Work.
Risler, E., Nackerud, L., Larrison, C., Rdesinski, R. & Glover, A., (1999). The
        Georgia welfare reform research projects: The remaining TANF recipients- A
        research based profile (Rep. No. 2). Athens, GA: The University of Georgia
        School of Social Work.
Nackerud, L., Risler, E. & Brooks, F. (1998). The Georgia welfare reform
        research project: Emerging patterns and questions (Rep. No.1). Athens,
        GA: The University of Georgia, School of Social Work.

Book Reviews:

Risler, E. (2000). A review of Single-case evaluation social workers by Masoor
        A.F. Kazi in Research on social work practice, 10, p.337.

Other Works:

Risler, E. (2000). Social work licensing in Georgia: An overview. Developed for
        the school of social work's annual conference on field instruction Office of
        Continuing Education.

Editorial Board Membership:

       Research on Social Work Practice
       State and Local Government Review.

Convention Papers:
Presentations * Denotes published counterpart, ** denotes invited paper

**     Risler, E. & Amburn, S. (October, 2008). Legislative Issues in Georgia’s Juvenile
       Justice System. The Prison Pipeline: “The Intersection of Children and the
     Criminal Justice System”, Panel Presentation. The University of Georgia Carl
     Vinson Institute of Government, Athens, GA.

**   Risler, E. & O’Rourke, T. (October, 2008). Reducing Recidivism: Evidence of
     Effective Transitional Services in Juvenile Justice. The Prison Pipeline: “The
     Intersection of Children and the Criminal Justice System”, Panel Presentation.
     The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Athens, GA.

**   Risler, E. & Rosenbloom, R. (October, 2008). Preventing Delinquency: In School
     Probation Services. The Prison Pipeline: “The Intersection of Children and the
     Criminal Justice System”, Panel Presentation. The University of Georgia Carl
     Vinson Institute of Government, Athens, GA.

**   Banks, L.; Hatcher, S.; & Risler, E. (October, 2008). Georgia Senate Bill 440: An
     Examination of Determining Factors of Youth Who Are Waiver to Superior Court
     and the Effectiveness of Juvenile Waivers as a Deterrent to Recidivism. The
     Prison Pipeline: “The Intersection of Children and the Criminal Justice System”,
     Panel Presentation. The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of
     Government, Athens, GA.


**   Risler, E.; Senator Bill Hamrick; Representative Mary Margaret Oliver; and Tom
     Rawlings (October, 2008) The Prison Pipeline: “The Intersection of Children and
     The Criminal Justice System”. Senate Bill 440: Intents and Consequences:
     Marking the Upcoming 15th anniversary of Georgia’s School Safety and Juvenile
     Justice Reform Act. The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of
     Government, Plenary Session, Athens, GA.

**   Risler, E.; O’Rourke, T. (July, 2008). “Thin Exit at Entry: Exploring Outcomes
     of Georgia’s Juvenile Educational Programs”. 138th Annual Congress of
     Corrections, The American Correctional Association. New Orleans, LA.

**   Risler, E. (November, 2007). Prison Pipeline: “The Criminalization of America's
     Children." 1st Inaugural Symposium of the Child & Family Policy Initiative, The
     University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, panel presentation.

**   Risler, E. (June, 2006). Core elements of a youth empowerment model through
     volunteerism. Plenary presentation, The 2nd International Conference on Youth
     Empowerment (ICOYE): Empowering Youth Through Volunteerism, City
     University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

**   Risler, E., Baynes, K., Pace, L. (October, 2005). Child Welfare: Neglecting,
     abusing, and discriminating. Panel presentation at the Second Annual Emory
     Public Interest Conference, Emory University, Atlanta GA.

**   Brooks, F., Ellett, A., Risler, E., Kolomer, S. (January, 2005). Professionalization
     and unionization: Combatants or allies in solving the current welfare crisis? Panel
     presentation, annual conference of The Society for Social Work Research, Miami,
     Fla.

**   Kim, H., Risler, E., Nackerud, L. (January, 2005). Who has fallen behind? 1999-
     2003 Georgia Welfare Reform Panel Data. Panel presentation, annual conference
     of The Society for Social Work Research, Miami, Fla.

**   Weaver, R.D., Duong Tran, P., Risler, E.A., & Nackerud, L. (August, 2005).
     Welfare reform and its impact on children: A longitudinal analysis. Paper
     presentation at the 45th Annual Conference of the National Association for
     WelfareResearch & Statistics. Madison, Wisconsin.

**   Jones, C., Risler, E., & Lowe, L. (May 2003). The effectiveness of wilderness
     therapy programs with youth in the juvenile justice system. Paper presentation at
     the 20th Annual Conference of the National Association of Forensic Social Work.
     Phoenix, Arizona.

**   Twill, S., Risler, E., & Nackerud, L., (May, 2003). Seven years later: The impact
     of changes in measured loneliness, control and social support. Paper presentation
     at the 20th Annual Conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social
     Work. Phoenix, Arizona

*    Sullivan, M. & Risler, E. (February, 2002). Barriers to TANF Exit: Who is Left
     Behind and Why? Paper presentation at the 49th Annual Program Meeting of the
     Council on Social Work Education. Nashville, Tennessee.

**   Larrison, C.R., Risler, E., Sullivan, M., & Crea, L. (November, 2001). Welfare
     reform reauthorization: Key issues and lessons learned. (panel presentation)
     American Evaluation Association (AEA) Evaluation 2001: Mainstreaming
     Evaluation. St. Louis, Missouri.

*    Risler, E. & Nackerud, L. (August, 2001). Barriers to TANF Exit: Who is Left
     Behind and Why? Paper presentation, the Annual Workshop for Welfare
     Research & Statistics. Baltimore, Maryland.

**   Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E., & Sullivan, M. (January, 2001). From
     implementation to outcome: The state of Georgia's experience with the Personal
     Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996. United States Government
     Accounting office (GAO), Speaker Series, Washington, D.C.


*    Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (2001). TANF recipients and the digital
     divide: Left out of the new economy? Paper presentation, Fifth Annual
     Conference of the Society for Social Work Research. Atlanta, Georgia.

*    Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (January, 2001). Family Archetypes: A
     new perspective on families that receive welfare benefits. Paper presentation,
     Fifth Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work Research. Atlanta,
     Georgia.

*    Risler, E. & Nackerud, L. (November, 2000). The remaining TANF recipients: A
     research based profile. Paper presentation, at the Annual Conference of the
     American Evaluation Association. Waikiki, Hawaii.

*    Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (January, 2000). Family Archetypes: A
     new perspective on families that receive welfare benefits. Paper presentation, at
     the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation. Waikiki, Hawaii.

**   Larrison, C., Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (2000). An overview of remaining
     welfare recipients in the state of Georgia: Demographics from hunger to
     computer ownership. United States Government Accounting office (GAO),
     Speaker Series, Washington, D.C.

*    Risler, E., Nackerud, L. (August, 2000). The remaining TANF recipients: A
     research based profile. Paper presentation, at the 40th Annual Workshop for
     Welfare Research & Statistics. Scottsdale, Arizona.

*    Risler, E., Nackerud, L. & Larrison, C. (July, 2000). The remaining TANF
     recipients: A research based profile. Paper presentation, International
     Conference on Evaluation for Practice. Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

*    Risler, E., Nackerud, L., & Larrison, C. (January, 2000). The remaining TANF
     recipients: A research based profile. Paper presentation, International Conference
     on Research for Social Work Practice. Charleston, South Carolina.

*    Risler, E., Nackerud, L. & Larrison, C. (November, 1999). The remaining TANF
     recipients: A research based profile. Paper presentation at the Georgia
     Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services
     Annual Managers Conference. Savannah, Georgia.

     Risler, E. & Perry, S. (October, 1999). "Does the left hand know what the right
     Hand is doing" Welfare Reform in Georgia. Panel presentation at the,
     Celebrating our professional diversity, Sun-coast chapter of the American
     Society for Public Administrators, St. Petersburg, Florida.

*    Brooks, F., Risler, E. & Nackerud, L. (August, 1999). Evaluation of a job
     finding club for TANF recipients: Psycho-social impacts. Paper presentation
     at the 39th Annual Workshop for Welfare Research & Statistics. Cleveland, Ohio.
*    Nackerud, L., Risler, E. & Brooks, F. (August, 1999). Evaluation of the early
     implementation of welfare reform in Georgia. Paper presentation at the 39th
     Annual Workshop for Welfare Research & Statistics. Cleveland, Ohio.

*    Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (June, 1999). Evaluation of the early implementation
     of Welfare reform in Georgia. Paper presentation at the 2nd Annual Institute for
    Social Work Education and Practitioners: Politics, Policy, and Social Change.
    Charleston, South Carolina.

*   Brooks, F., Nackerud, L., Risler, E. (June, 1999). Evaluation of a Job Finding
    Club for TANF recipients. Paper presentation at the 2nd Annual Institute for
    Social Work Educators and Practitioners: Politics, Policy, and Social Change.
    Charleston, South Carolina.

    Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (April, 1999). The End of the Cuban Contradiction of
    U.S. Refugee Policy. Paper presentation at the Americas World Council,
    Conference on the Americas, Savannah, Georgia.

    Nackerud, L. & Risler, E. (April, 1999). U.S. Welfare Reform and Immigration
    Policy Reform: Implications for the Americas. Paper presentation at the Americas
    World Council, Conference on the Americas, Savannah, Georgia.

    Risler, E. & Issac, A. (March 1998). Cultural Competence: The Development of
    Diversity Awareness in the Students' Educational Experience. Paper presentation
    at the 44th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education,
    Orlando, Florida.

*   Risler, E. (January, 1998). Juvenile Justice Research: Social Work Practice with
    Troubled Youth. Poster presentation, International Conference on Research for
    Social Work Practice. Miami, Florida.

*   Risler, E. (March, 1997). Student Practicum Portfolios: Integrating Learning and
    Diversity in the Field Experience. Paper presentation, 43rd Annual Program
    Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Chicago, Illinois.

    Risler, E. & Stevens, D. (February, 1997). Transition from Foster Care to
    Adoption. Paper presentation, Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption
    Agencies, Annual Conference, Young Harris, Georgia.

    Risler, E. & Glaser, B. (October, 1995). The Juvenile Counseling and
    Assessment
    Program Team (JCAP). A collaboration of community, juvenile justice system,
    and academia intervention of juvenile delinquency (symposium). Panel
    presentation, 12th Annual Southeastern Eco-Community Conference, Smith Mt.
    Lake, Virginia.

    Risler, E., Sutphen, R., Aeby, V. & Quinn, W. (December, 1992). Family
    Solutions for First Offenders: An Intervention Model for Juvenile Delinquents.
    Panel presentation, National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference,
    Orlando, Florida.

    Risler, E. (May, 1992). Pscyho-social Adjustments to Adoption: Understanding
    the Adoption Experience. Paper presentation, Georgia Division, American
              Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Southeastern Chapter, Savannah,
              Georgia.

              Powell, G., Risler, E., Scalise, J. & Erlanger, M. (November, 1991). Marriage
              Check-up: A Community Service Model. Panel presentation, American
              Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.

              Risler, E. (August, 1991). Working with Families in the Adoption Experience.
              Paper presentation, Georgia Division American Association for Marriage and
              Family Therapy, Northeastern Chapter, Athens, Georgia.

Service Activities:

                      Elected Office in Professional Organizations:

              Professional Licenses
              Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Georgia #1054
              Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Georgia #260
              Current Treasurer- Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage &
              Family Therapy (GAMFT)
              Former Chair- N.E. Georgia Chapter, Ga. Division, AAMFT
              Former Treasurer- N.E. Georgia Chapter, Ga. Division, AAMFT

              Government Appointments:

              The office of the Governor. Appointment to the Juvenile Justice
              Board for the state of Georgia, 2001- present.
              The office of the Governor. Appointment to the Juvenile Code Re-Write
              Commission for the state of Georgia, 2005.

              Service to Local Community Organizations:

             Member of the Georgia Options Human Rights Committee, 2001 - present.
             Board of Directors, Family Counseling Services of Athens, 1999 - 2002.
             Board of Advisors, Athens Regional Youth Detention Center, 1996 - 2002.
             Board of Directors, Athens Clarke County Family Connection, 1992 -1998.
             Board President, Athens, Clarke County Family Connection 1994.
             Board of Directors, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 1993-1996.
             Board of Advisors, Clarke County Domestic Violence Task Force, 1993-1996.
             Board of Advisors, Clarke County Family Preservation Project, 1992-1995.
             Board of Directors, Clarke County School District Drug Free School, 1992-1998.
             Board of Directors, The Ark, Community outreach program, 1992-1994.
Other Service:

              Service to University of Georgia / School of Social Work

              The University Task force on Graduate Education 2006 – 2007
The External Review Committee for the Accreditation of The Carl Vinson
Institute of Government, (2006 – 2007).
Faculty Grievance, The University Council, (2006 – Present).
The University of Georgia Graduate Faculty
School of Social Work Doctoral Program Committee
School of Social Work Personnel Committee
Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Faculty

								
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