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About Jill M. Chonody

Joining Boise State University in 2017, Dr. Jill M. Chonody is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. She researches attitudes toward older adults amongst social work students, faculty, and practitioners and the ways that curriculum can address biases against vulnerable and oppressed populations, including older people. She is also interested in the way that creativity can be used in research, such photographic techniques, and psychometrics. Dr. Chonody has presented her research both nationally and internationally and has over 40 published articles and book chapters. Her first book, Community Art: Creative Approaches to Practice, provides an overview of different arts-based interventions that can be used by social workers, community organizers, and nurses, amongst others, and includes chapters on photography, street art, storytelling, and evaluation. Dr. Chonody's second book, Social Work Practice with Older Adults, was co-authored with Dr. Barbra Teater. A novel framework is presented that merges social work values and ethics with the World Health Organization's Active Aging policy and stresses a strengths-based approach that promotes self-determination.

Positions

2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University School of Social Work
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August 2013 - 2017 Associate Professor, Indiana University Northwest ‐ School of Social Work
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October 2013 - 2017 Research Fellow, University of South Australia ‐ School of Psychology, Social Work, and Social Policy
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May 2011 - July 2013 Lecturer, University of South Australia ‐ School of Psychology, Social Work, and Social Policy
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August 2009 - May 2011 Assistant Professor, Temple University ‐ School of Social Work
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Disciplines



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Honors and Awards

  • 1999, 2001 - Special Recognition as Volunteer, AIDS Resource Group
  • 2014 - Alumni Achievement Award, University of Southern Indiana

Education

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2009 Ph.D. - Social Work, Florida State University ‐ College of Social Work
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1997 M.S.W., University of Southern Indiana
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1995 B.S. - Psychology, University of Southern Indiana
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1993 A.S. - Liberal Arts, Vincennes University
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Articles (8)

Books (2)

Includes editorial works

Contributions to Books (3)

Conference Presentations (4)

Invited Talks (3)