Assistant Professor

Dr. Leonora Foels

Dr. Leonora Foels

Associate Professor


Leonora.Foels@millersville.edu
Office: McComsey 231
Phone: 717.871.4732
Fax: 717.871.7941

Additional Information

Degrees(s) Earned:  BS Hotel Management (Webber College, 1988); MSW (Simmons College, 1993); PhD Social Work (Barry University, 2007)

Current Teaching Responsibilities (course numbers and titles):

SOWK 301: Social Work Practice I

SOWK 302: Social Work Practice II

SOWK 314: Global Well-Being

SOWK 350: Encounters in Human Diversity

SOWK 520: Micro/Mezzo Social Work Practice

SOWK 606: School Social Work

SOWK 611: Children and Youth At-Risk

Teaching Responsibilities for Proposed Program:

SOWK/SWK 720: Leadership/Teaching Praxis I
SOWK/SWK 721: Leadership/Teaching Praxis II

Scholarship Related to the Proposed Program:

Publications

Cummings, S., Foels, L, & Chaffin, K. M.  (2012). Comparative Analysis of Distance
            Education and Classroom-Based Formats for a Clinical Social Work Practice
            Course. Social Work Education: The International Journal,
            DOI:10.1080/02615479.2011.648179.


Presentations

Rice, K., Foels, L., & Girvin, H. (July 16-18, 2014). Rurality: Global Perspective.
            Workshop for presentation at the 39th Annual National Institute for Social
            Work and Human Services in Rural Areas: “Building Bridges: Embracing
            Rural Diversity”, in Silver City, New Mexico.
Foels, L. & Felizzi, M. (May 15-16, 2014). Knowledge, Skills, and Assessment: Using
            iPad Technology. Workshop presented at the “RECAP 2014: A New
            Experience” conference, West Chester University, West Chester,
            Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (March 19-23, 2014). Creating Global Citizens: Cross Borders.
            Workshop for presentation at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work
            Program Directors (BPD) 2014 Annual Conference: “The Changing World
            and the Face of Social Work Education”, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rice, K. & Foels, L.  (November 21-22, 2013). Institute of Global Well-Being and
            Social Change. Sixty minute session for presentation at Pennsylvania State
            System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Summit: “Inclusive Excellence and
            International Education: Expanding Our Community Together”, in
            Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (October 18, 2013). Transformation Through the Use of
            Technology: Special Assignments. Workshop for presentation at
            Pennsylvania Desire2Learn Ignite Regional User Forum, Millersville
            University (Ware Center), in Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Rice, K., & Foels, L. (May 23, 2013). A classroom without walls: Using tumblr to
            capture the “senses.” Workshop presented at the Instructional Technology:
            The New Era (RECAP 2013) conference, West Chester University, West
            Chester, Pennsylvania.

Bethel, J. & Foels, L. (March 6-10, 2013). Creativity as the Vehicle for
            Transformation. Workshop presented at the 26th Association of
            Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) Conference: Hands On
            Social Work Education: Learning Beyond the Classroom, Myrtle Beach,
            South Carolina.

Foels, L., Rice, K., & Bethel, J. (March 6-10, 2013). Encounters in Human Diversity:
            A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Social Justice. Workshop presented at
            the 26th Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD)
            Conference: Hands On Social Work Education: Learning Beyond the
            Classroom, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Rice, K., Bethel, J., & Foels, L. (January 25, 2013). Critical evaluation of the cycle of
            socialization and how it perpetuates heterosexism. Workshop presented at
            the 2nd Annual CASA of Lancaster County Conference: LGBTQIA Youth in
            Foster Care: Advocacy and Empowerment, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (December 14, 2012). Raising critical consciousness using
            technology. Poster presentation presented at the Technology Showcase,
            Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L., Rice, K., & Bethel, J. (October 11-13, 2012). Developing a liberatory
            consciousness: Advancing social justice. Workshop presented at the NASW-
            PA 2012 Conference Purpose & Possibility, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Rice, K., & Foels, L. (June 14-15 2012). Use of oral histories to promote diversity
            and social justice. Workshop presented at the International Social Work
            Conference: Global Context: Local Solutions. Augsburg College,
            Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (May 17, 2012). Self-discovery through technology. Workshop
            presented at Resources for the Electronic Classroom: The D2L Learning
            Management System (RECAP 2012) conference, West Chester University,
            West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (March 30-31, 2012). Diversity and social justice: A journey of
            self-discovery. Workshop presented at PA-NAME Conference:
            Transformative Multiculturalism: A paradigm shift to create, innovate, and
            engage. Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.
Foels, L. & Gantt, A. (October 21, 2011). Group Work in Schools. Workshop
            presented at the Pennsylvania Association of School Social Work Personnel
            (PASSWP), Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Chaffin, K. M., & Foels, L. (November 6-9, 2009).  Clinical Groups Course Taught
            Online Versus Traditional: How Do They Compare?  Paper presented at the
            Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) 55th Annual Program Meeting,
            San Antonio, Texas. 

Foels, L. & Simmons, C. A. (November 6-9, 2009).  How Am I Going to Teach Group
            Practice Online? Workshop (roundtable) held at the Council of Social Work
            Education (CSWE) 55th Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 

Frye, M. & Foels, L. (September 24, 2014 - invited). School-Based Mentoring.
            Orientation workshop provided to social work volunteering as junior
            mentors at Hempfield High School, Landisfield, Pennsylvania.

Rice, K. & Foels, L.  (April 25-26, 2014 - invited). Adoption: Adopting Children from
            a Different Background. Workshop presented at the North East Adoption
            Summit (NEAS): Bethany Christian Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Rice, K., & Foels, L. (March 3, 2014 - invited). Cultural Competency: Exploring
            Dimensions of Oppression. Workshop presented to new CASA volunteers,
            Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Lancaster,
            Pennsylvania.

Rice, K., & Foels, L. (October 2, 2013 - invited). Cultural Competency: Exploring
            Dimensions of Oppression. Presentation provided to new CASA volunteers,
            Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Lancaster,
            Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Bossert, H. (September 6, 2013 - invited). School-Based Mentoring.
            Orientation workshop provided to social work volunteering at local areas
            schools as junior mentors, Millersville University, Millersville Pennsylvania.
Foels, L. & Rice, K. (August 20, 2013 - invited). Facilitating Social Justice Dialogue.
            Training provided to New Student Orientation Leaders and Peer Mentors
            sponsored by Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, Millersville
            University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. & Rice, K. (June, 18, 2013 - invited). Diversity, Oppression, and Social
            Justice: An Overview. Presentation provided to social work students at
            Adelphi University. New York.

Rice, K., & Foels, L. (March 28, 2013 - invited). Exploring dimensions of
            oppression: Developing social advocacy skills. Presentation provided to new
            CASA volunteers, Central Penn Business School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. (March 5, 2012 - invited). Appreciating Social Differences and Social
            Change. Workshop sponsored by the Millersville University Burrowes Hall
            Diversity/Cultural Program and presented to MU students. Millersville,
            Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. (November 7, 2012 - invited) Women in the media. Workshop sponsored
            by MU Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. and presented to MU students,
            Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Foels, L. (February 4, 2010 - invited). School Social Work Models. Workshop
            presented at the Lancaster Regional School Social Work Conference,
            Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Additional Responsibilities Related to the Proposed Program:

Serve on dissertation committees

Other Information Relevant to the Proposed Program:

Served as Honors Thesis Advisor