Cathleen Anne Lewandowski, Ph.D.
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Social Work
 Office: RT 1453
 Phone: 216-523-7477,  216-523-3520
 Fax: 216-687-5590
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1453, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Social Work, University of Kansas, 1997
MSW, Social Work, St. Louis University, 1981
B.A., Sociology, Blackburn College, 1975
Brief Bio:
Dr. Lewandowski is Director and Professor, Social Work. In addition to research and education, she has experience in social work practice and administration across a 30-year career in several states. On an international level, in 2011, she was an invited guest lecturer at Northeast Normal University in China, providing a series of lectures on social welfare in the United States.
Her academic and research interests include children and family services, substance abuse treatment, veterans¿ issues, and program implementation and development.
Dr. Lewandowski is an Army Reserve veteran and served as a clinical social worker for a Forward Operating Base combat stress unit in Iraq. She is a Congressionally-appointed member of the Veterans¿ Affairs National Advisory Committee for the Readjustment of Veterans.
Prior to arriving at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lewandowski¿s previous positions include Chair and Professor, Department of Social Work, George Mason University, Director, Center for Humans Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York; Team Prevention Leader for the 1908th Medical Detachment, Iraq; and Director, Army Community Services for two U.S. military installations in Germany.
Honors and Awards:
New York Academy of Medicine, Social Work Leadership Academy in Aging, September 2010.

Dissertation Award, May 1998, presented by The Ohio State University, Tenth National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, Columbus, Ohio, for outstanding dissertation in social work research.
Professional Affiliations:
Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW), Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, November 20th 1989 to present

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), National Association of Social Workers, 1984 to present

National Association for Social Workers, 1981 to present

Council on Social Work Education, 1995 to present

Society for Social Work and Research, 1998 to present
Professional Experience:
Team Prevention Leader, 1908th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress), Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 2004 to July 2005 (Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service, United States Army).

Director of Title IV-E Long Term Training, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, August 1992 to July 1995.

Director, Army Community Service, Mannheim Military Community, Mannheim, Germany, June 1987 to July 1988.

Director, Army Community Service, Worms Military Community, Worms, Germany, August 1985 to June 1987.

Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma, Ada, Oklahoma, August 1982 to May 1985.
Professional Service:
Member, Advisory Council for the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Burn Model Systems Research; American Institutes for Research (funded by NIDRR), September 2013 to present

Member, Veteran Affairs¿ National Advisory Committee for the Readjustment of Veterans, 2013 to present

Track Chair, Military Social Work, Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, 2013 to present (Track Co-chair, 2010 ¿ 2013)

Chair and Founder, Planning Committee for ¿Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma Among Service Members, Veterans, Family, and Community,¿ 2009 to present,

Guest Lecturer, ¿Social Welfare in the United States,¿ Northeast Normal University, Business School, Jilin Province, Changchun, China, June 2011

Co-Chair, Council on Social Work Education, 2012 Annual Program Meeting, and member, Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, 2010 to 2013.

Member, CSWE Committee on Military Social Work Practice Competencies, Jan ¿ May 2010

Member, Editorial Review Board, Research on Social Work Practice, 2009 - 2011

Member, Advisory Committee, NASW New York State Chapter, Training Institute for mental health providers on needs of veterans and their families, 2008 ¿ 2009

Member, Peer Review Board, Journal of Addiction, Recovery and Aftercare,, October 2013 to present

Reviewer, Journal of Social Work and Mental Health, 2013 to present

Reviewer, Health and Social Work, 2010 to present

Reviewer, Families in Society, 2002 to 2009

Reviewer, Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, 2007 to 2009

Reviewer, Social Work Research, 2007 to 2009

Abstract Reviewer, Society for Social Work and Research Conference, 2006 and 2007

Member, Outstanding Dissertation Review Committee, Society for Social Work Research, 2007

Reviewer, BSTART Grant Proposals, April 2005, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institute of Health.
Research Grants:
Lewandowski, C. A. & Lee, J. (2013). Strengthening Families Initiative: Innovators for Success Council, Virginia Department of Social Services ($10,000).

Lewandowski, C. A., Warner, L., & Reifki, D. (2007). A Needs Assessment of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence in Arab- American Communities in New York State, ($12,000), CWDAIR, School of Social Welfare, The University at Albany

Lewandowski, C.A. (2007). ¿Assessing the Need for Culturally-Specific Outreach Services for African-American Women,¿ ($7,000), CWDAIR, School of Social Welfare, The University at Albany

Lewandowski, C.A. (principal investigator), (2007). A Needs Assessment for Child Psychiatrists and Mental Health Services for Children in New York State, New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, 2007, Center for Human Services Research, $92,000

Lewandowski, C.A. (principal investigator), (2003-2004) 1 RO3 DA14360-01A1, Timing of Social Service Events on Women¿s Drug Recovery, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2002-2004, $146,000 (73,000 each year)  

Lewandowski, CA. (principal investigator), (2003) Teen Intervention Program:  An Evaluation,¿ funded by Episcopal Social Services, Wichita, Kansas,  $10,000

Lewandowski, C.A. (principal investigator), (2002) ¿Develops a Model of Data/Evidenced Based Comprehensive Approach to Early Intervention for Children (0-60 mo.) With Special Needs, July 1, 2002, $35,000, US Department of Education, B. McPherson, Rainbows United, Project Director

Lewandowski, C.A. (principal investigator), (1990-1992). Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Traineeship Grant, $100,000, ($50,000 each year), Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas