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Monique E Holsey-Hyman

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Assistant Professor
(919) 530-6287
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Monique Holsey- Hyman, EdD, LCSW R

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give" Maya Angelou

My name is Monique Holsey Hyman. I live in Durham North Carolina with two children (Madison 19, and Morgan, 16). I relocated to North Carolina twelve years ago. I earned my, Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership from Walden University in the Richard W. Riley College of Education in 2015. Masters of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1992 and Bachelor of Science degree from the State University at Binghamton in 1996. I became a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in New York State. In 2005, I was licensed as a Certified Social Worker with Psychotherapy Privilege (LCSW-R).

I have over twenty years of comprehensive and progressive health, social service management, and clinical experience. I began my career in 1986 as a caseworker for the City of New York, Human Resources Administration, and the Child Welfare Administration. In 1994, I embarked on a new career in the not-for-profit arena at Steinway Child and Family Services, Inc. in Queens, NY. I served as Program Director and was responsible for the implementation of the Intensive Care Management Program. I was promoted to the Bronx Director of Case Management in 1996. In 2002, I became the Center Director for Community Healthcare Network, Health Center in Queens, NY. I joined the faculty at Berkeley College in their Liberal Arts Department as an adjunct professor, teaching and developing introductory and upper-level sociology courses in 2005. I have also served as a consultant for Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, Brooklyn Hospital, and NYC Housing Authority in New York City.

I joined the faculty of Shaw University in 2006 and was a part of the initial accreditation faculty team and the 2013 reaffirmation team for the Social Work Program. In August of 2009, I became the Curriculum Quality Coordinator for the Department of Social Work and served as the Acting Chair for the Department of Social Work in 2014. In 2013 I became a Certified Site Auditor for the (CSWE) Council on Social Work Education. In August of 2009, I was appointed to the Pearsontown Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Committee. In November of 2009, I was the keynote speaker for Urban Ministries of Durham's Recovery Programs graduation, where she encouraged graduates to believe that there are no limits but the sky. In May 2010 I was awarded the Shaw University "Excellence in Teaching Award?.

In addition, I was also nominated for The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award in October of 2011 and the 2011 "Shaw University Excellence in Service Award.? In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering and was honored on April 29, 2014, at the Volunteer Appreciation Event for Durham County Boards and Commissions by Chairman Michael D Page of the Durham Board of County Commissioners for outstanding service, commitment, and dedication to the Alliance Behavioral Health Board from 2009-2012.

My research area of interest relates to child welfare and aging out children in foster care, student retention, and innovative teaching pedagogy. My teaching philosophy embraces the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, which aims "to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty?. It is similar to my style of social work instruction which is to educate, empower, and motivate students in an interactive and engaging instruction.

Student-centered pedagogy is an appropriate model when the teaching goals are developed to enhance critical thinking skills and to develop and/or improve the decision-making and problem-solving skills of students. My teaching strategies include the use of dialogue, problem-solving activities, case studies, group work, and experiential exercises, all of which are skills that social work graduates must possess upon graduation. As a social work educator, I try to embrace the values of my profession and demonstrate my strong commitment to the core principles and tasks of preparing competent masters-level professional social workers at a Micro, Mezzo and Macro level. I find that my professional values relate to the principles and practice of student-centered teaching.
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