Social Work Faculty
Sharon Zimmerman Wilson, MSSA, LISW-SProfessor and Co-Director
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Sharon Zimmerman Wilson, MSSA, LISW-S, along with Dr. Kathleen Cooney, OSU, is one of the founding faculty of the Social Work Program at Ursuline College. As Co-Director of the Program and Field Education Director, she is responsible for the design and implementation of the Social Work Practice and Field Education courses. Professor Zimmerman Wilson has a master's degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University - School of Applied Social Sciences. She has seven years post-baccalaureate practice experience and approximately six years post-master's practice experience.
Professor Zimmerman Wilson has been licensed as a social worker in the State of Ohio since 1988 and received the Supervisory designation to her license in 2007. She has provided consultation, training, and clinical services to community agencies around such issues as domestic violence, professional boundaries, supervision, clinical engagement and assessment, program design and implementation, and strategic planning. She currently serves on the Council on Field Education (Council on Social Work Education -CSWE) and co-chairs the Field Education Track, reviewing all proposals submitted on field education for the CSWE Annual Program Meeting. Her scholarship focuses on effective field education models, ethical social work practice, and the development and use of professional supervision to improve service delivery and client outcomes.
Sister Kathleen Cooney, Ph.D., LSWProfessor and Co-Director
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Sister Kathleen Cooney OSU, Ph.D., LSW is Professor of Social Work and Co-Director of the program at Ursuline College. She completed her doctorate in Social Work at the Mandel School of Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and has designed the social work curriculum and achieved program accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education with her colleague Sharon Z. Wilson, LISW-S. Sr. Kathleen has served on the Leadership Team of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, the Executive Committees of Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, Catholic Social Services of Cuyahoga County’s Advisory Council, the Commission on Catholic Community Action, the Advisory Committee to the Ohio Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on the Status of Women.
In 2000, she was recognized as one of the YWCA’s Women of Excellence for her work on the Health & Human Services Forum at Ursuline and Circles of leadership: Empowering African American Women.. Sister Kathleen traveled to Romania to do research project with CWRU/University of North Carolina and to El Salvador. Educationally, her efforts focus on social policies/programs, sociological theory and research, human behavior and the social environment. Sister Kathleen serves as the faculty advisor to the student Social Work Organization and the Omicron Eta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. She is the Program liaison with the Cuyahoga County Conference on Welfare.
Sister Kathleen takes delight in the success of her social work students and the alumnae; she writes poetry to express her creativity.
Adjunct faculty may teach special topic courses in areas of their professional specialties or in the Program curriculum, when needed.Academic Advising:
Program faculty serve as academic advisors to the social work majors. The majors develop an academic plan with their advisor to guide course registration toward the goal of a baccalaureate degree in social work. Adjustments to the plan are made as needed.