Ph.D. Community and Human Resources-Teacher’s College, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1993; M.S.W. School of Social Work-The University of Nebraska Omaha, 1986; B.S.W. School of Social Work-The University of Iowa, 1981
Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Diversity (Latinos, American Indians, Minority Elderly); Social Welfare Policy; Institutional Oppression; Administration; Social Welfare Planning
Dr. Barron-McKeagney’ scholarship interests include qualitative research and diverse populations, specifically Latinos. Her qualitative dissertation was published by Routledge Press (2002)-Telling Our Stories-The Lives of Midwestern Latinas. She was the Principal Investigator on a two year funded grant with The Boystown National Research Hospital and Creighton University (2005) regarding Minority Health Research Initiatives and Latinos. She has authored several articles in the area of mentoring with diverse populations.
Community Engagement and Professional Activities
Dr. Barron-McKeagney serves on many local boards, including, The Nebraska Families Collaborative, The Iowa West Foundation (Executive Committee-Secretary/Treasurer), Alegent Creighton Health Foundation, Mercy Hospital Charitable Council-Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the Douglas County Re-entry Council. Professional organizations include, The Council on Social Work Education and The National Association of Social Workers.
Professional Honors and Awards
Dr. Barron-McKeagney received the Excellence in Teaching Award. (Campus-wide)- March 2001. In 2001, Dr. Barron-McKeagney was selected as an NU Pioneer. The School of Social Work received the University Wide Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005. She was selected by Dr. L. Dennis Smith, NU President in 2001-2002 to serve as the first Presidential Fellow in Central Administration. She is also a member of the Omicron Deltat Kappa and the Golden Key National Honor Society.
Hobbies and Interest
Loves to watch college football and basketball and playing with two grandsons, Eli and Xavier.