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Patrick M. Cunningham, DSW

Associate Professor of Social Work

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Curriculum Vitae

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BS, Sociology, University of Utah

MSW, Fordham University

DSW, University of Utah

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Office address: 106J Hartlieb Hall

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

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Phone: (907) 786-6902

Fax: (907) 786-6912

E-mail: pmcunningham@uaa.alaska.edu

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I primarily teach the social welfare policy courses in the BSW and first year MSW programs. Recently, I have taught community and organizational practice, practicum seminars, and in the summer, offer a geriatric practice course. My current research is focusing upon Alzheimer's and Related Dementia in Alaska.

Summer 2014 Courses

SWK A473 Geriatric Social Work Practice

SWK A673 Geriatric Social Work Practice

Fall 2014 Courses

SWK/HUMS A106 Introduction to Social Welfare

SWK/HUMS A106 Introduction to Social Welfare (Distance Course)

SWK A495A Social Work Practicum I

SWK A646 Advanced Generalist Practicum I

Spring 2015 Courses

SWK/HUMS A106 Introduction to Social Welfare

SWK A406 Social Policy: Programs and Issues

SWK A495B Social Work Practicum II

SWK A647 Advanced Generalist Practicum II


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Membership Organizations




American Geriatric Society



International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment

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Alaska Universities Legislative Internship Program

UAA Faculty and Staff Association

United Academics

Social Welfare History Links

Social Welfare Policy Resources

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Juneau Sabbatical 2008

Victim-Offender Mediation in Alaska

Victim-Offender Mediation in Alaska (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

Survey of Rural, Paraprofessional, Human Service Workers in Alaska (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

Successful Aging in Anchorage Study (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

Mobile Home Parks Social Policy Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

The 2002 Social Services Job Survey (December 2003) (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

Protective Social Services: Alaska’s Response to Meeting the Safety Needs of Its Population (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

Care Coordination Challenges in the Last Frontier (Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Paris, France, July 17, 2011)

JavaMusicClub: Mutual Support for Cognitively Impaired at Risk Adults(Poster Presentation, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 14, 2014)

Superfood Smoothies (Poster Presentation, Alaska Food Policy Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage, November 7-9, 2014)


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The Honorable James (Jim) of Huntington Beach


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