Ann W. Roy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985
  • Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1980

Ann Roy is currently a professor of social work teaching research, social welfare policy, and gerontology. She has co-authored a book on advanced generalist education, as well as a text on competency-based social work. She's written numerous articles in gerontology, and she has presented at state, national, and international conferences. Her recent research includes an international study on social work students’ perspectives on non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors in the United States, Greece, Cyprus, and Jordan, while her past research includes a comparative study of depression in Chinese elders in Boston and Hong Kong.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative research
  • Gerontology
  • Policy advocacy
  • Social work

Courses Taught

  • Research
  • Social welfare policy
  • Gerontology

Selected Works

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

  • Efrosini Kokaliari, PhD, associate professor of social work, and Ann Roy, PhD, professor of social work, co-authored “An exploratory study of perspectives on non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors among social work students in the United States, Greece, Cyprus and Jordan: Implications for social work practice” in Journal of International Social Work in 2015. The two also co-authored “A cross-sectional study comparing predictors of non-suicidal self-injury among college students in the United States and Greece” in the International Journal of Culture and Mental Health in November 2016.
  • Ann Roy, PhD, professor of social work, and Efrosini Kokaliari, PhD, presented “A comparative study on self-harm among college students in the United States and Greece” at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta in November 2016.

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