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Stephen E. Kauffman PhD, MSW


  • PhD Social Work 1991

    Bryn Mawr College (PA)

  • MSW Social Work 1987

    Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

  • BA Religious Studies 1982

    Sewanee--University of the South (TN)

  • SW 540 Social and Economic Justice I

  • SW 541 Social and Economic Justice II

  • SW 636 Organization and Program Development

  • SW 520 Methods of Social Work Research

  • SW 814 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Social Work Practice

My research areas include community change strategies and the social impacts of environmental degradation. More specifically, I am working on a model to enhance citizen involvement in community change efforts. I also am examining ways that citizens can work together to address community problems such as crime.

Selected Awards

  • Teagle Foundation Scholar, 2012

  • Academic Service-Learning Faculty Development Program Fellow, 2010

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Gilin, B., & Kauffman, S. (in press). Strategies for teaching about trauma to social work students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

  • Kauffman, S. (2012). Using Web 2.0 for tracking and assessing the impacts of civic engagement activities. Metropolitan Universities, 23(2), 107128.

  • Poulin, J., Silver, P., & Kauffman, S. (2006). Field notes: Serving the community and training social workers: Service outputs and student outcomes. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(1), 171184.