Jeff Weaner

Jeffrey S. Weaner,

Professor of Social Work and Sociology

Office:  Schauffler Hall, room 205
Phone:  419-783-2559



Professor Weaner has over 30 years' experience in preparing baccalaureate social workers. Over the years he has taught in all areas of the curriculum but specializes primarily in research and statistics. His most recent interests include international social work and development. He has been spending most of his free time recently in Cambodia consulting on program evaluation and other administrative issues for the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center in Phnom Penh. A Division Chair and Social Work Program Director, he has also served as Assessment Coordinator for the college and chaired the Strategic Planning Committee. In addition to his work, he and his wife and daughter enjoy travel, Defiance College Basketball and their dogs.

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Recent Publications, Presentations and Creative Works

"The Ecological and Demographic Factors Influencing Re-Integration Victims of Domestic Violence in Phnom Penh" The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity Journal (Vol. 4), pp. 94-99. Spring 2009.

"End of Violence Against Women Project":  Evaluation Report for the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Funded by UNIFEM,  July 2008.

"The Cambodian Women's Crisis Center: Safety, Shelter, Training...and Then?" The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity Journal (Vol. 3), pp. 71-79. Spring 2008

Weaner, Jeffrey, J. Burkhardt, and Aaron Weaner.
"Cambodia" pp. 79-98 in The Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide, Asia and Oceania. Irving Epstein, General Editor. Jyotsna Pattnaik, Volume Editor. Westport CT: Greenwood Press. 2007

Presentation: "Assessing College Learning Outcomes in Co-Curricular Activities", with Dr. Joann Burkhardt. Annual Program Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission NCA. Chicago, Ill., April 11-13, 2010.

Presentation: “Authentic Assessment of Civic Engagement” with Drs. Joann Burkhardt and Catherine O’Connell. Annual Program Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission NCA. Chicago Ill., April 20-24, 2007.

Presentation: “Authentic Assessment of Social Responsibility” with Drs. Joann Burkhardt, Catherine O’Connell, and Donald Burke. Network for Academic Renewal Conference, AACU. Miami, Fla., March 1-3 2007.

Presentation: “Interdisciplinary Learning Communities and the Scholarship of Engagement” with Dr. Joann Burkhardt. Outreach Scholarship 2006 Conference. Columbus, Oh., October 8-10, 2006

Presentation: “Implementing Learning Communities to Enhance Service-Learning in Higher Education” with Dr. Joann Burkhardt. 17th Annual National Service–Learning Conference. Philadelphia Pa., March 22-25, 2006.

Presentation: “Civic Engagement: Social Sustainability Through the Convergence of Academics and Social Justice” with Dr. Jo Ann Burkhardt, representing the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity as Fellow, 2nd Annual Conference of Economic, Cultural, Environmental and Social Sustainability. Hanoi. Vietnam, January 9-12, 2006.
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