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Dr. Rebekah Hazlett-Knudsen - PhD, LMSW

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

Phone: 478-757-2545

Locations:
  • Macon - Teacher Education Building - 304
    Phone: 478-757-2545
Office Hours: Office hours:
Mondays: 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Wednesdays: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursdays: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Class Saturdays: by appointment

Advising Hours
*Virtually and by appointment during times shown

To schedule an appointment please visit: https://calendly.com/drhazlettknudsen/fall-2022-office-hours

*Other times available by appointment


Biography: I have been a social work educator, at the BSW and MSW level, for over 15 years. I love social work! Before joining the faculty of MGA in January of 2018 and assuming the role of BSW Program Director, I was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) for nearly five years and served as BSW Program Director. Before joining UNCP, I taught for six years as a faculty member of the UCF School of Social Work, and before that taught in the BSW program at Western Illinois University.

Before discovering 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. My greatest interests in social work practice and research include policy and social barriers experienced by parenting students; 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.
Courses: I teach across the social work curriculum.

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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