Karen L. Slovak


  • Ph.D. Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University, May 1997
  • MSSA (Masters in Social Science Administration), Mandel School of Applied Social Studies, Case Western Reserve University, May 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, Bowling Green State University, May 1990


  • 2017-present, Professor, Malone University
  • 2012-16, Associate Professor, Malone University
  • 2015-present, Dissertation Mentor, Social Work Doctoral Program, Capella University
  • 2004-12, Associate Professor, Ohio University Zanesville
  • 2003-04, Assistant Professor, Miami University
  • 2003-03: Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University
  • 1998-2001, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
  • 1997-98, Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University

Recent Scholarly Work

  • (2016) “Evaluating a training Intervention to prepare geriatric case managers to assess for suicide and firearm safety.” Educational Gerontology, 42 (10), 706-716
  • (2016) “Development of the Older Adult Prescription Drug Assessment Questionnaire for case workers.” Journal of Applied Gerontology, (June 2016)
  • (2016) “Geriatric case managers’ perspectives on suicide and firearms among community-dwelling older adults.” Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 59, 3-15
  • (2015) “Cyberbullying on a college campus: Can faith make a difference?” Social Work and Christianity, 42, 149-164.
  • (2014) “School social workers use of cyberbullying interventions and perceptions of the phenomenon.” Journal of School Social Work, 39, 1-16.
  • (2013) “The role of national prevention strategies, organizations, and campaigns in the prevention of suicide.” In D. Lester and J. Rogers (Eds.) Praeger Perspectives.
  • (2013) “Bullying.” In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of social work online. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Oxford University Press.

Teaching Assignments

  • Methods I: Individuals
  • Methods II: Families and Groups
  • Child abuse and Neglect (in class and online)
  • Research Methods
  • Social Work Senior Practicum
  • Social Work Liaison
  • American Minorities Online