Congratulations to Faculty in the Department of Social Work: The College at Brockport

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Congratulations to Faculty in the Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work would like to recognize and congratulate Dr. Nicole Cesnales and Dr. Jason Dauenhauer on their upcoming promotions to associate professor and full professor, respectively.

Dr. Cesnales has been with the College since 2014. She worked as a medical social worker at the HIV/AIDS program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center prior to coming to Brockport. Her practice and research interests overlap as demonstrated by her past and most recent publications. Recent co-authored publications include: “Differences in health-related quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS”; “HIV case managers’ attitudes toward empirically supported interventions”; and “Health-related quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS receiving case management”. Other notable works include Health-related quality of life measures, published in 2014 in the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Cesnales has demonstrated leadership within the Department, College and community via her service as the social work department’s academic advisement coordinator, co-chair of admissions for the department, and as senator in the College Senate. Dr. Cesnales also serves on the Board of Directors of the Brockport Child Development Center.

Dr. Dauenhauer joined the College in 2004 after earning his doctoral degree in human development from the University of Rochester. While Dr. Dauenhauer has demonstrated his dedication and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in many ways, nowhere is this more noteworthy than in his dedication to working with older adults. This career path began early in Dr. Dauenhauer’s career as he earned his MSW with a Specialist in Aging certificate from the University of Michigan before going on to complete his doctorate. Since then he has been instrumental in coordinating the aging studies minor here at Brockport, and more recently became director of Multigenerational Engagement at the College. In this role, Dr. Dauenhauer has played a key role in fostering intergenerational learning experiences between older adults and Brockport College students. Not surprising, he also teaches for the aging studies minor and has continued to conduct research on older adults and elder abuse. Recent published works include: Preliminary outcomes from a community-based elder abuse risk and evaluation tool, published in 2017 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology and Fostering a new model of multigenerational learning: Older adult perspectives, community partners, and higher education, published in 2016 in the Journal of Educational Gerontology. These are just a couple of the achievements that have helped to earn Dr. Dauenhauer full professorship, as it is not permissible within this acknowledgement to list the many accomplishments that have helped him obtain this promotion. It is important however to note that his work has led to the acknowledgement of his expertise in his field at both the national and international level and he continues to produce research at a rate and of a quality commensurate with leaders in the field.


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