Faculty and Staff Profiles

Susan Neely-Barnes
Assoc Professor, Social Work
Email: snlybrns@memphis.edu
Office Location: 232 Mccord Hall
Education
  • Ph.D. Social Welfare - University of Washington - 2005
  • MSW Social Work - Washington University - 1999
  • BA Cultural Anthropology - Duke University - 1996

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Social Work - University of Memphis - 2013 to present
  • MSW Program Coordinator, Department of Social Work - University of Memphis - 2011 - present
Honors/Awards
  • Provost's Fellowship - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Early Career Research Award - College of Arts & Sciences, University of Memphis - 2013
  • Travel Enrichment Award - College of Arts & Sciences, University of Memphis - 2010

Teaching Experience

  • SWRK 7011: Mental Health and Disabilities in Childhood (1 section) - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7025: Scientific Methods in Social Work (3 sections) - University of Memphis
  • SUAP 7100: Public Policy Statistic (1 section) - University of Memphis
  • SWRK 7021: Human Behavior in the Social Environment (4 sections) - University of Memphis

Support

  • Midsouth Social Work Professional Development Initiative - Health Resources and Services Administration - $1,423,125 - September 30, 2014 - September 29, 2017
  • Lifeplan and the Partnership for Educational Advocacy and Parity - Memphis Area Legal Services - $10,000 - April 2014 - March 2016
  • Students Helping Students Program: Response to Intervention in Higher Education - Tennessee Board of Regents Faculty Development Grants - $40,000 - 2014-2015
  • First Scholars Professional Development Strategic Initiative - Suder Foundation - $39,260 - 2014-2015
  • Partnership for Educational Access & Parity - Strengthening Communities - $18,000 - July 2013 - December 2014

Outreach

  • Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Human Rights Committee -   - 2013 - present -  
  • Life Plan Survey -   - 2012-2013 -  
  • Focus Groups for the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee -   - 2011-2012 -  
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Lennon-Dearing, R., & Neely-Barnes, S. (2013).  Quantitative Research. In L. Roussel, T. Taylor-Overholts, & H. R. Hall, Evidence-based practice: An integrative approach to research, administration, and practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Journal Articles
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Krcek, T., Zanskas, S., & Delavega, E. (in press). Parenting with a disability and child mental health: A propensity score analysis. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
  • Hall, H. R., Neely-Barnes, S., Graff, C., Krcek, T., Roberts, R., & Hankins, J. (2012).   Parental Stress in Families of Children with a Genetic Disorder/Disability and the Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment, and Adaptation. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 35, 24-44.
  • Egan, M., Neely-Barnes, S. L., & Combs-Orme, T. (2011). Integrating neuroscience knowledge into social work education: A case-based approach. Journal of Social Work Education, 47, 269-282
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Hall, H. R., Roberts, R. J., & Graff, J. C. (2011). Parenting a child with an autism spectrum disorder: Public perceptions and parental conceptualizations. Journal of Family Social Work, 14, 208-225.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Graff, J. C. (2011). Are their adverse mental health affects to being a sibling of a person with a disability? A propensity score analysis. Family Relations, 60, 331-341.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2010) Latent class models in social work: Research note. Social Work Research.
  • Whitted, K. S.  & Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2011). Examining the social, emotional and behavioral needs of youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.  Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 34, 206-238.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L., Graff, J.C., Roberts, R.J., Hall, H.R., & Hankins, J.S. (2010). “It’s our job”: A qualitative study and theoretical model of parent and sibling responses to ableism. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 48, 245-258.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L., Graff, J.C., & Washington, G. (2010). The health related quality of life of custodial grandparents. Health & Social Work, 35, 87-97.
  • Graff, J.C., Hankins, J.S., Hardy, B.T., Hall, H.R., Roberts, R.J., Neely-Barnes, S.L. (2010). Exploring parent-sibling communication in families of children with sickle cell disease. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 33, 101-123.
  • Graff, J.C., Neely-Barnes, S.L., Smith, H. (2008). Theoretical and methodological issues in sibling research. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 36, 233-280.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Dia, D. A. (2008). Families of children with disabilities: A review of research and recommendations for intervention. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 5, 93-107
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L., Graff, J.C., Marcenko, M.O. & Weber, L.A. (2008) Family decision-making: Benefits to persons with DD and their family members. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 93-105.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L.. Marcenko, M.O., & Weber, L.A. (2008). Community-based, consumer-directed services: Differential experiences of people with mild and severe intellectual disabilities. Social Work Research, 32, 55-64.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L., Marcenko, M.O. & Weber, L.A. (2008). Does choice influence quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities? Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 12-26.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L. & Marcenko, M.O. (2004). Predicting impact of childhood disability on families: Results from the 1995 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplement. Mental Retardation, 42, 284-293.
  • Pandey, S., Zhan, M., Neely-Barnes, S., & Menon, N. (2000). The higher education option for poor women with children. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 27, 109-170.
  • Neely-Barnes, S.L. (1999). Parent involvement: A needs assessment. The School Social Work Journal, 24, 29-43.
Presentations
  • Albert, W., Neely-Barnes, S. L., Barnes, C., Mayham, J., & Gibson, R. (2014, October). Improving parent and professional knowledge of special education law: An evaluation study. Poster Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Linton, K. F., & Algood, C. L. (2014, October). Race, class, and disability: Implications for families. Connect Session Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Trawver, K. (2014, October). How to succeed in reaffirmation or candidacy: Tips and strategies. Roundtable Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. (2014, January). Community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities: Measuring an elusive construct. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Duerr, R., Neely-Barnes, S., Zanskas, S., & Lustig, D. (2013, November). Transition to adulthood in a fragmented service system for youth with disabilities. Poster presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • McCabe, H., Neely-Barnes, S., & Trawver, K. (2013, November). Social work students with disabilities: Tips and strategies for administrators. Workshop presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Brin, S., & Valentine-Phillips, V. (2012, November). Using an online survey tool to collect data on core competencies. Poster Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  • Tijerina, M., Neely-Barnes, S., Trawver, K., Rolf, K., & McCabe, H. (2012, November). Addressing mental health issues of social work students in field placement. Connect Session at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  • Crawford, C., Neely-Barnes, S., Delavega, E., & Soifer, S. (2012, November). Engaged scholarship: Sustainable collaboration as the holy grail of social work praxis. Panel Presentation at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Graff, J. C. (2012, June). The mental health effects of being a sibling: A propensity score analysis. Poster Presentation at the American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Charlotte, NC.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Krcek, T. (2012, January). The impact of having a parent with a disability on child mental health: A propensity score analysis. Poster Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Krcek, T. (2012, January). Parenting stress and childhood disability: An interdisciplinary mixed-methods approach. Poster Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2011, October). Advanced statistical techniques: Strategies for social work educators. Faculty Development Institute at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Shelton, M., Neely-Barnes, S., & Blakemore, J. (2011, October). Strategies for recruiting, retaining, and mentoring adjunct faculty members: A think tank. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tijerina, M., Neely-Barnes, S., Trawver, K., Slayter, E., & Rolf, K. (2011, October) Accommodating students with disabilities in field practicum: Challenges and strategies. Series session at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Graff, J. C. (2011, January). Are their adverse mental health affects to being the sibling of a person with a disability? A propensity score analysis. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2011, January). Latent class and profile analysis: Applications to social work research. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. & Burcham, R. (2010, October). Strengthening the classroom to field connection through evidenced-based practice. Poster presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Portland, OR.
  • Bellin, M. H., Aparicio, E. M., & Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2010, October). Social work education in developmental disabilities: Curriculum Development and Infusion. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Tijerina, M., Lightfoot, E. B., Neely-Barnes, S., Ostrander, N., Trawver, K. R., Wolf-Branigin, M., McAllister, C. A. (2010, October). Universal Design: Towards an inclusive learning environment. Series session at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2010, September). Fostering the special needs child. Presentation at the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association Statewide Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L. (2010, September). My child doesn’t like me. Presentation at the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association Statewide Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Graff, J. C., Roberts, R. J., Hall, H. R., & Hankins, J. S. (2010, January). A qualitative investigation into parent and sibling responses to ableism. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Neely-Barnes, S. L., Hall, H. R., Roberts, R. J., & Graff, J. C. (2010, January). From refrigerator mothers to bad parents: Or, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.