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Stevara Clark Johnson

Assistant professor in teaching

Email: scjohnson2@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-0732

M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University

Stevara Clark Johnson, assistant professor in teaching, serves as a faculty field liaison between the School of Social Work Office of Field Education, community agencies, and students in the Distance Education M.S.W. program.  Within this role, Stevara enjoys getting to know the communities and agencies that provide field placements for students; evaluating student development and mastery of CSWE competencies; and using technology to enhance relationship building and engage students in the implicit curriculum. Stevara brings clinical and macro practice, curriculum development, program analysis and evaluation, and teaching experience with a personal emphasis on and dedication to working with first-generation college students and at-risk youth.

Stevara is committed to making the social work profession and field education experiences available to students more broadly and resourcefully. Through the experiences of being a field instructor, field liaison, and field coordinator, Stevara learned and researched best practices to develop, implement, instruct, evaluate, and support Field Education curriculum. In keeping with social work values and ethics, Stevara is committed to lifelong learning and professional development to maintain competence in an ever-evolving field.

Stevara’s areas of interest include: developing programming to engage non-traditional and at-risk students in implicit curricula; using technology effectively to build relationships, and contributing to the understanding of student success for first-generation minority college students.

Notable awards, honors and appointments

  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi Mu Lambda Chapter (2018)
  • Member, National Association of Black Social Workers

  • Technology Chair, Social Work Distance Education Field Consortium (Oct. 2016 - present)

  • Member, Fulbright Review Panel, National Scholarship Office (Aug. 2014 –present)

  • Inductee, Phi Alpha Honor Society Nu Rho Chapter (2010)

Selected Presentations

Johnson, S.C., Secret, M.C., Gupta, L.A. and Baskind, F.R. (2018, November). Integrating the Field and Classroom in Distance Education: Bringing the Syllabus Alive. Workshop presented to Social Worker and Social Work Educators at the 64th Annual Program Meeting hosted by the Council on Social Work Education: Orlando, FL.

Johnson, S.C., Votapek, J., and Brandt, M. (2018, April). Dual Roles and Conflicts: Violation of Code of Ethics?. Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 4th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX.

Sienkiewicz, M., Brandt, M., Votapek, J., and Johnson, S.C. (2017, April). Hindsight is 20/20: What We Wish We Had Known. Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 3rd Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX.

Johnson, S.C., Burton-Everette, S., Pittman, C.E. and Severo, K. M. (2016, March). A Holistic Advising Model: Fostering Student Success through Recruitment, Retention, and Release. Workshop presented to Academic Advisors at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 2 Conference: Hyattsville, MD.

Johnson, S.C. (2015, September). Want to Hangout?: Using Google+ Hangouts to Engage Non-Traditional Transfer Students. Workshop presented to Academic Advisors at the Annual Virginia Drive-In Advising Conference: Norfolk, VA.