Along with academic pursuits, Gingerich spent six years as a voluntary service worker in New Orleans, Louisiana, coordinating conflict resolution programming at the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice at Loyola University. These experiences inspired his research and teaching interests in race and ethnic relations, cultural analysis, prisoner reentry, and incarceration reform. During that time, he also taught courses in cultural awareness and conflict resolution for officers and trainees of the New Orleans Police Department.
Read 'This I Believe' statements from Professor Melody Pannell's fall 2017 Race and Gender class.
DACA advocate Isabel Castillo ’07, MA ’17, honored for ‘exceptional efforts’ towards equity and peace.
EMU is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education which, the national accrediting and standard-setting agency for both graduate and undergraduate social work programs. The EMU social work program also draws on the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics to inform its goals, objectives, and ethical principles.
Therefore, our curriculum is both generalist and practical in nature and provides the students opportunities to apply skills learned from projects, readings and electives, in addition to a variety of field practicum settings.