Dean and Professor
Office location: Suite 2002
Dr. Korr received her PhD in psychology from SUNY at Buffalo. From 1994-2002 she was a professor at the School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh. She was the co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research and directed the doctoral program during her tenure at Pittsburgh. From 1980-1993, she taught at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her first professional position was as a Program Evaluator in the Illinois Department of Mental Health. She has taught courses in program evaluation, services research, and mental health policy, and has published on evaluation of mental health services, legal issues in mental health, and other related topics.
She is active in the Council on Social Work Education. She is chair of the Commission on Accreditation and serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. She previously served on the Women’s Commission and the Commission on Publications and Media. She is past President of the St. Louis Group – the association of social work schools in major research universities.
She serves our local community as a member of the Community Impact Committee of United Way.
Research and Practice Interests
Dr. Korr’s focus is on mental health policy and services as well as social work education.
Her current research is on the dissemination of evidence-based research practice and on the financing of mental health services.
Advancing administrative supports for research development. Briar-Lawson, K., Korr, W.S., White, B, Vroom, P., Zabora, J., Middleton, J., Shank, B., & Schatz, M. (2008). Social Work Research, 32, 236-241.
Clinicians’ perception of working alliance with inmates. Daniel, J. and Korr, W.S. (May/June 2008). Corrections Compendium, 5-7ff.
Ackerson, B.J. & Korr, W.S. (in press). Promoting social justice through clinical practice Mental Health Policy and Social Justice. In E. Adorondo (Ed.). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Ohmer, M.L.& Korr, W.S. (2006). The effectiveness of community practice intervention: A review of the literature. Research on Social Work Practice, 16,132-145.
Lindsey, M.A., Korr, W.S., Bone, L., et al. (2006). Help-seeking behaviors and depression among African American Adolescent males. Social Work, 51, 49-58.