Faculty Profile for Dr. Laura C Summerhill

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Dr. Laura C Summerhill
Lecturer — School of Social Work
ENC 150A
phone: (512) 245-2592

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Summerhill holds a PhD in Clinical Social Work from New York University (2017), a MSW from Columbia University (1999), a MS Ed in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education (1999) and a BSW from Florida State University (1994).

Teaching Interests

I am a clinician, but as a social work educator, I'm interested in teaching across the curriculum.

Research Interests

Attitudes about Intercountry Adoption

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Summerhill, L. C., & Samantha, W. L. (2013). Exploring birth countries: The mental health implications of heritage travel for children/adolescents adopted internationally. Adoption Quarterly, 16(3–4), 262–278.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching award, College of Fine Arts. January 2017 - August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, A.H. Nolle Chapter, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. January 2016 - May 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, A.H. Nolle Chapter, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. January 2013 - May 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, College of Health Professions. January 2005 - May 2005

Selected Service Activities

Participant
LMS (Brightspace) Pilot Faculty
August 2018-Present
Volunteer
Literacy Advance of Houston
August 2018-Present
Volunteer
Girl Scouts
May 2018-Present
Volunteer
The Women's Storybook Project of Texas
January 2018-Present
Member
MSW Committee
August 2017-Present