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Stevara Haley Clark

Online M.S.W. program coordinator and 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 Haley Clark, assistant professor in teaching, serves as the online M.S.W. program coordinator. Within this role, Stevara enjoys collaborating with faculty to learn and apply the best pedagogical approaches to managing an innovative online curriculum. Implementing technology to enhance relationship building and engage students in the implicit curriculum is a passion of Stevara’s. She 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.

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)

Teaching areas and interests

  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • Technology Applications and Social Work Practice
  • Online Learning and Teaching Pedagogy
  • First-Generation Minority Student Success
  • Field Education

Scholarship

Selected Presentations

Johnson, S.C., Fraser, D.V. & Miller, J. (2019, October). From needs assessment to implementation: Developing an integrative field seminar. Workshop presented to Social Worker and Social Work Educators at the 65th Annual Program Meeting hosted by the Council on Social Work Education: Denver, CO.

Baskind, F.R., Gupta, L.A., & Johnson, S.C. (2019, October). Migrating face-to-face competency-based courses to an online format: Experiences working with an online program manager's design team. Workshop presented at Online Learning Consortium Accelerate Conference: Orlando, FL.

Johnson, S.C. & Yearwood, C.C. (2019, April). Racial identity and social justice: How instructors personal awareness impacts learning. Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 5th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX.  

Remmers, C.E, Johnson, S.C. & Carpenter, J.A. (2019, April). Effectively trained field liaisons: The key to an enriching field education program. Workshop presented to Distance Educators at the 5th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference: San Antonio, TX. 

Clark, S. H., Gupta, L.A., Secret, M. & Baskind, F.R. (2019). Achieving field education competence through an integrative syllabus: Bringing the field to class. Field Educator, 9(1). 

Clark, S. H. & Remmers, C. E. (2019). Comprehensive training for field liaisons: A necessity for evaluating student performance. Field Educator, 9(1). 

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.