Radford University Social Work professor discusses research on With Good Reason public radio program

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Diane Hodge, director of the School of Social Work in Radford University’s Waldron College of Health and Human Services, is working with colleagues to study women’s leadership in academia.

The group recognized the need for this research while serving on the national Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education.

The council is responsible for the development of educational resources relevant to women's issues within social work education. This “women’s council,” Hodge said, is part of the advising bodies under the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting body for all social work programs.

“The glass ceiling in the ivory tower is real and frustrating to women’s aspirations, particularly for women in a woman majority field of study,” Hodge said. “However, its implications go beyond the field to the higher education environment as a whole.”

Hodge will speak about her research on the With Good Reason public radio program. The interview airs Dec. 3-9 on more than 60 With Good Reason stations across the United States. Listeners in the New River Valley can hear the show at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 on Public Radio WVRU 89.9.

Programs also are available as podcasts at withgoodreasonradio.org.

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Dec 1, 2016
Chad Osborne