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Rebekah Hazlett-Knudsen - LMSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Department of Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 478-471-2484

  • Macon - Teacher Education Building - 327
    Phone: 478-471-2484
Office Hours: Office Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fridays by appointment

Advising Hours:
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fridays by appointment

Appointments are strongly encouraged and can by scheduled at:
Office Hours - https://my.timetrade.com/book/6GGRG
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Biography: I have nearly 15 years of teaching experience in higher education, specifically in social work education. Prior to joining the faculty of MGA in January of 2018 , I was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for nearly five years and served as the BSW Program Director of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program during this time. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCP, I taught for 6 years as a faculty member of the UCF School of Social Work and prior to that taught in the BSW program at Western Illinois University. Before I discovered a passion for teaching I worked in many areas of social work practice including domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy, case management and counseling with dementia patients and families, as a community-based therapist, medical social work, and hospice.
Courses: PBSV 3005: Culturally Competent and Responsive Practice
PBSV 3010: Public Service Management
PBSV 3011: Social Welfare and Policy Practice
PBSV 3015: Practice and Case Management
PBSV 3020: Research Methods
PBSV 3040: Conflict Resolution
PBSV 4000: Children in Crisis
SOCW 2215: Introduction to Social Work
Education: PhD, Public Affairs- Cognate Area: Social Work - University of Central Florida
MSW, Clinical Social Work - University of Central Florida
BSW - Western Illinois University

Professional Experience: My greatest interests in social work practice and research include: transformative learning, policy and social barriers to breastfeeding; the impact of disparities in breastfeeding on the attachment development between infants and caregivers; social justice efforts related to race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity; and environmental social work efforts.
Organizations: Alpha Delta Mu Honor Society
Breastfeeding USA
Delta Epsilon Iota, Academic Honor Society
La Leche League of Georgia
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Perinatal Social Workers
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Publications: Kim, D.J., Hazlett, R., Godfrey, H., Rucks, G., Cunningham, T., Portee, D., Bricout, J., & Behal, (2012). How autonomy impacts performance and satisfaction: Results of a study with spinal cord injured subjects using an assistive robot. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, 42(1), 2-14.

Martin, L., & Hazlett-Knudsen, R. (2012). Change and continuity in state human service agencies: 1986- 2006. Administration in Social Work, 36(1), 85-100.

Lawrence, S. A., Hazlett, R., & Mazur-Abel, E. (2011). Obesity related stigma as a form of oppression: Implications for social work education. Social Work Education: An International Journal, doi: 10.1080/02615479.2010.541236.

Lawrence, S., Hazlett, R., & Hightower, P. (2010). Understanding and acting upon the growing childhood and adolescent weight crisis: A role for social work. Health & Social Work, 35(2), 147-153.

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