The PhD Program is proud to announce that Morgan Pardue-Kim, MSW, is the recipient of the Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Morgan’s research interests include adverse childhood experiences, attachment theory, and social justice. She is currently working on intervention studies with Dr. Lisa Berlin and is completing reliability checks to become an Adult Attachment Interviewer (AAI) coder. She is a third-year, part-time PhD student.
Dr. Kelly Hyde (PhD ’02) established the Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship in 2015 in recognition of her professor and mentor. A renowned scholar of child maltreatment, Dr. Zuravin worked in the field of child welfare for over twenty years, and brought real world experience to the classroom. Her use of survival analysis, now a commonly used analysis method in social work, was one of the first in the profession. Her 1996 article on the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment, authored with three former PhD students, foreshadowed findings that continue to this day and has been cited nearly 200 times.