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Dr. David J. O'Malley

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Associate Professor of Social Work
Burrill Office Complex, Room 102T

BS, University of Connecticut
MDiv, Yale University Divinity School
MSW, Southern Connecticut State University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. O'Malley's educational and professional background includes having worked with community and faith-based organizations which were engaged in inter-faith and interreligious work in education, housing, health and human services work. His experience in having worked in a variety of settings and with a diverse set of people has prepared him to respond to the issues he faced in his career as a social worker and now as a social work educator. His particular commitments are in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and self-awareness so that they are prepared to be life-long learners. A changing work environment with emerging issues requires students to be adaptable to working in a variety of settings with different populations and issues. Another element of Dr. O'Malley's professional activity is in designing and providing on-going staff development for local agencies and field education instructors.

Area of Expertise

Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Religion and Spirituality as Critical Elements of Cultural Competency, Contemplative Practices in Social Work Education and Social Work Practice, Service-Learning, Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault Education and Prevention