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Dr. T. Laine Scales

Dr. T. Laine Scales is Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University. She served 15 years as a faculty member in social work in three universities. She has published over 40 articles and chapters in the areas of teaching in social work, faith and social work practice, rural social work, and higher education.

Her 10 co-authored or co-edited books include Social Environments & Human Behavior: Contexts for Practice with Groups, Organizations, Communities, & Social Movements, (Brooks/Cole, 2012) and Rural Social Work: Building and Sustaining Community Assets (Brooks/Cole 2004). She is former associate editor of The Journal of Family & Community Ministries and Social Work and Christianity.




Dr. Michael S. Kelly

Dr. Michael S. Kelly is Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. He has written over 30 books, articles, and book chapters on school social work, evidence-based practice, and the intersection of Christianity and social work practice. His most recent book was School Social Work:An Evidence-Informed Framework for Practice, published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Kelly He has served as a Guest Lecturer and consultant to social workers in Chile, Japan, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. He was a section editor for The Journal of Family and Community Ministries and now serves as Associate Editor of Social Work and Christianity.

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