• G. LAWRENCE FARMER

     

    M.S.W., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Doctoral Program Director

    Fordham University

    Graduate School of Social Service

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Positive Youth Development
    • School Social Work Practice
    • Social and Emotional Development 
    • Measurement

    G. Lawrence Farmer, MSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. He earned his PhD. in Social Welfare at Florida International University, his M.S.W., and BA in Psychology and Biomedical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh. His scholarly interests center on understanding those factors that promote the well-being of youth. For example, the role the social worker can plan to strengthen the social environment’s ability to promote the development of non-cognitive competencies in youth that will promote positive youth development. Additionally, Dr. Farmer has interests in psychometric, implementation science, and advanced quantitative statistical methods. He is currently in partnership with the Urban Assembly (https://urbanassembly.org/), to research the development, implementation, and evaluation of social-emotional learning interventions in public schools.

  • Education

    Ph.D., M.S.,W., B.S.

    University of Pittsburgh

     

    Master of Social Work, 1989-1991

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biomedical Ethics, 1978-1982

     

    Florida International University

    Doctorate in Social Welfare, 1994-1997

  • TEACHING

    M.S.W. Courses

    • Evidence-Based Practoce in Mental Health
    • Social Work Research I and II
    • Advanced Research Design I and II

    Doctoral Course

    Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design

    Social Work Measurement

    Philosophy of Science

  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

     

    Peer Review Journal Articles

     

    Curtis, C., Hurley, L., & Farmer, G. L. (2021). Subjective well-being, critical race theory, and the assessment of measurement invariance across racial groups. American Journal of Evaluation, 42(3), 314-331.

     

    Farmer, G. L., & Adams, D. (2021). Social-Emotional Competence among Students with Special Needs: Relationship between Foundational and Applied SEL Skills. American Journal of Educational Research, 9(7), 410-416. https://doi.org/10.12691/education-9-7-3
     

    Farmer, G. L., Heyman, J. C., Kelly, P. L., & Leaman, T. L. (2021). Prevalence of risk and protective factors for homelessness among youth in foster care. Child Welfare, 99(1), 69-91.

     

    Peer Review Books

     

    Farmer, A.Y. and Farmer, G.L. (2020). Research methods for social work: A problem-based approach, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication, Inc. ISBN-10: 1506345301

     

    Farmer, A.Y. and Farmer, G.L. (2014). Research with Diverse Groups: Research Designs and Multivariate Latent Modeling for Equivalence (Pocket Guide to Social Work Research Methods) New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0199914362

     

    Selected Presentations

     

    Farmer, G.L., Franklin, C. and Ding, X. (October, 2021). A revision of the GADE quality Guidelines for Ph.D. Programs. Council on Social Work Education, 2021 Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, Florida

     

    Brice, T.S., Farmer, G.L., LaSala, M. and Lee M.Y. (October, 2021). The State of Doctoral Education. Council on Social Work Education, 2021 Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, Florida

    Farmer, G. L., Adams,D. and Dewan,S.E. (October, 2019). Generalizability Theory: Identification of factors contributing to the reliability of a measure. Council on Social Work Education 2019 Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

     

     

  • Contact me

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