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Social Work

Mary E. Hylton

Mary Hylton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and BSW Program Coordinator

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Social Work, University of South Carolina, 2002.
  • MSW Social Work, University of Southern California, 1994.
  • BA, Humboldt State University, 1991.

Biography

Professor Hylton teaches human behavior, social welfare policy, basic communication skills, practice with small groups, and a capstone/diversity course. Her research interests include: the effects of distance education on learning outcomes within social work; lesbian and gay issues; and child welfare.

Work Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, July 2002 to present
    School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Assistant to the Director of Field Instruction, August 1998 to May 2002
    College of Social Work, University of South Carolina

Practice Experience

  • Children's Services Social Worker III, July 1994 to July 1998
    Ventura County Public Social Services, Specialized Placement Unit

Awards

  • 2007 F. Donald Tibbitts Memorial Distinguished Teacher Award - Runner Up, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • 2007 College of Health and Human Sciences Teaching Award, University of Nevada, Reno.

Publications

  • Hylton, M. & Wolfer, T.A. (2008). The request. In (T.A. Wolfer and V.M. Runnion, Eds.) Dying Death and Bereavement in social work practice: Decision cases for advanced practice. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
  • Svare, G. M., Hylton, M. E., & Albers, E. C. (2007). On our own: Organizational context and social workers' use of spirituality in practice. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services.
  • Hylton, M. E., & Albers, E. C. (2007). The use of interactive television in a BSW program: Comparing experiences of distance and campus-based learners. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 13(1), 52-66.
  • Hylton, M.E. (2007). Facilitating the online learning community: A comparison of two web-based teaching approaches. Journal of Technology in the Human Services, 25(4), 63-78.
  • Hylton, M. E. (2006). Online versus classroom-based instruction: A comparative study of learning outcomes in a diversity course. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 11(2), 102-114.
  • Hylton, M. E. (2006). Queer in southern MSW programs: Lesbian and bisexual women discuss stigma management. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146(5),611-628.
  • Hylton, M. E. (2005). Heteronormativity and the experiences of lesbian and bisexualwomen as social work students. Journal of Social Work Education, 41,67-82.

Research

  • Hylton, M. E., 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, "Facilitating the online learning community: A comparison of two web-based teaching approaches", The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Los Angeles, CA. (October 27, 2006).
  • Hylton, M. E., 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, "The effects of online and classroom-based learning on students' attitudes and knowledge of lesbians and gay men", Austin, TX. (November 2005).
    Hylton, M. E., Albers, E. C., Svare, G. M., NASW-Nevada Annual Conference, "Spirituality, religion, and social work: Benefits and risks", Reno, NV. (September 2005).
  • Hylton, M. E., Hawaii International Conference on the Social Sciences, "Striving for authenticity: disclosure among lesbian and bisexual women in social work education", Honolulu, HI. (July 2005).
  • Hylton, M. E., Hawaii International Conference on the Social Sciences, "The effects of online and classroom-based learning on students attitudes and knowledge of lesbians and gay men", Honolulu, HI. (June 2005).
  • Hylton, M. E., Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, "Strategies for assessing and mitigating the prejudice experienced by lesbian/bisexual women", CSWE, Anaheim, CA. (February 2004).