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School of Social Work

Social Work

Goutham Menon

Goutham Menon, Ph.D.
Director/Professor

Menon

Contact Information

Degrees

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Social Work 1997
  • Madras School of Social Work, University of Madras, India, MSW, 1988
  • Loyola College, University of Madras, India, BA, English Language and Literature 1985

Biography

Professional Experience

07/2013 - Present: Professor and Director, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno

01/2006 - 06/2013 Associate Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio

08/1998 - 12/2005 Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

08/1996 - 07/1998 Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Arlington

1988-1992 Case Manager, Schizophrenia Research Foundation, India

Courses Taught

  • Communities and Organizations
  • Social Administration
  • International Social Work
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Information and Communication Technologies for social and health services
  • International Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Favorite Quote

"Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Presentations (Past 5 years)

  • Menon, G. M.  (2012). "Technology in Social Work Practice." Presentation at the NASW Texas Conference; Houston, TX.
  • Menon, G. M., Rubin, M., & Benavidez, L. (2012). "Preparing Culturally Competent Social Workers for a Globalized Society." Juried paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; Washington, D.C.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Minority Grandparents as Caregivers: Emerging issues for Practice." Juried paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; Washington, D.C.
  • Mikow, J., Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Assessing the Explicit and Implicit Curriculum: From Conceptualization to Program Improvement." Juried paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; Washington, D.C.
  • Menon, G. M. & Rubin, M. (2012). "Online Course Development and Evaluation for Competency-Based Social Work Education." Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference; Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rubin, M. & Menon, G. M. (2012). "Evaluating Competency-based Interprofessional Education :Relevance to Social Work." Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference; Minneapolis, MN.
  • Menon, G. M. (2012). "Ethical Virtual Therapeutic and Support Environments: Hope for the Place-Bound."  NASW Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work; Washington, D.C.
  • Menon, G. M. (2011). "Ethics in Virtual Therapeutic and Support Environments." Paper presented at NASW, Texas Annual Conference; Dallas, TX.
  • Menon, G. M. & Rubin, M. (2011). "Internet utilization and its influence on individuals participating in civic groups. Juried paper presented at the 57th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; Atlanta, GA.
  • Rubin, M., & Menon, G. M. (2010). "Evaluating Mental Health Instruments in a Cultural Context." Paper presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference; San Antonio, TX.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, M. (2010). "Evaluating Enterprising Non-Profits: The Social Return On Investment." Round table at the American Evaluation Association Conference; San Antonio, TX.
  • Menon, G. M. (2010). "Virtual Therapeutic and Support Environments: A Conceptual Approach to the Literature." Juried paper presented at the 56th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; Portland, OR.
  • Menon, G. M. (2009). "Virtual Therapeutic And Support Environments: Technology Enhanced Practice." Paper presented at the 33rd NASW/Texas State Conference; Fort Worth, TX.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, R. (2009). A National Survey of E-Practitioners: Understanding a New Field of Practice." Paper presented at the 55th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education; San Antonio, TX.
  • Rubin, M & Menon, G. M. (2009). Grandparents As Caregivers In Developed And Developing Countries: A Comparative Look At Crosscutting Themes."  Presented at the 16th International Consortium for Social Development Symposium; Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Menon, G. M. & Rubin, M. (2009). "Enterprising Non-Governmental Organizations: The Social Return on Investment. Presented at the 16th International Consortium for Social Development Symposium; Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Menon, G. M. (2009). "The Nature And Importance of Cultural Competence In Practice Settings." Presented at the FAST training of the Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston; Heidelberg, Germany.

Publications

  • Mukerjee, D., & Menon, G. M. (In Press). E-Health and E-governance in India: Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Juvva, S., Rubin, M., Menon, G.M., & Vanek, M. (In Press). Strengths-based assessment and Asian Indian adults with serious mental Illness. Journal of Global Social Work Practice.
  • Rubin, M., Menon, G. M., & Vanek, M. (2012) Relevance of Competency-based Education to Work with Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22:2; pp. 213-233.
  • Menon, G. M., & Rubin, M. (2011). A survey of online practitioners: Implications for education and practice. Journal of Technology in Human Services 29 (2), pp. 133-141.
  • Felke, T. P., & Menon, G. M. (2011). Using technology for international education and research. In Lynne Healy & Rosemary Link (Eds.). Handbook of International Social Work. Oxford University Press.
  • Menon, G. M., & Cowger, C. D. (2010). Integrating qualitative & quantitative research methods In Bruce Thyer, (Ed.), Handbook of Social Work Research Methods. (2nd Ed.). Sage Publications: California.