David Skiff, Ph.D. Chair; Associate Professor of Social Work; Director, Undergrad. Social Work Pgm. (585) 594-6578 firstname.lastname@example.org Education BSW (1979) - Roberts Wesleyan College M.Div.(1983 - Asbury Theological Seminary LMSW 1984 - University of Kentucky PHD 2009, University of Rochester Biography Areas of Specialty: Marriage and the Family Intimate Partner Violence Research & Special Interest: Research Assistant with the Laboratory of Violence and Victimization at the University of Rochester Publications: Bassett, Sadler, Kobischen, Skiff, Merrill, Atwater and Livermore. (1981) The shepherd scale: Separating the sheep from the goats.Journal of Psychology and Theology,9(4), 335-351. Horwitz, S. & Skiff, D. (2007, June) Historical evidence for couples treatment for partner violence. Family Therapy Magazine32-34 Skiff, D., Horwitz, S., Larussa-Trott, M., Pearson, J., 7 Santiago, L.(2008) Engaging the clergy in addressing partner violence in their faith communities. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health 10(2) 101-117. Skiff, D. (2009) Measuring Partner Violence Chronicity and Prevalence in the Religious Community: Contextualizing Marital Submission. Doctoral Dissertation UMI 3357071 Recent Presentations: 2009 Creating and Sustaining Radiant Relationships, First Bible Baptist Church, Rochester, NY. 2010 Creating and Sustaining Radiant Relationships, Fairport United Methodist Church, Fairport, NY. 2010 Developing a Mental Health Training Curriculum for Partner Violence: Implications for Social Work Education and Practice. BPD conference, Atlanta, Georgia Professional Involvement: North American Association of Christians in Social Working Baccalaureate Program Directors Phi Alpha Honor Society Phi Alpha Honor Society National Association of Deans and Directors Courses Teaching at RWC: Introduction to Social Work Marriage and the Family Social and Ethical Diversity SW Practice with Families Family Violence Across the Lifespan Family: Married to wife Ester (RWC grad 1979). We have three children. Our oldest daughter Lauren Doyle (BSW at RWC 2005, MSW at UNC) and her husband Matthew and their son Keenan James. Our second daughter Morgan is a junior teacher education major at RWC and our son Jordan is a freshman engineering student at RIT. Favorite Activities: Most sports, hunting, hiking, reading and traveling with my wife.