Christian Molidor started as Director of the CSULB School of Social Work in July, 2011. Prior to this, he was finishing his fourth year as Dean of the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University where he was also chosen to participate in the New York Academy's Leadership in Aging with a cohort of only twelve administrators chosen nationally. He completed the year-long training from the Leadership Louisiana program hosted by the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). Dr. Molidor also served as Principal Investigator for a recently funded federal grant in the amount of $2.5 million entitled National Child Welfare Workforce Initiatives: Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Grant.
Dr. Molidor ("Christian") has over fifteen years of experience in social work education, nine in administrative roles including Director of MSW program, Associate Dean, Interim Dean at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, and Dean of the LSU School of Social Work. Dr. Molidor has numerous articles and book chapters published over the years. His research has historically focused on children and youth at risk. His research since 1993 has examined contextual issues surrounding adolescent dating violence, gang structure, female gang members, juvenile violence, substance abuse, and family structure. He has also been invited to review books, chapters, and manuscripts for many years and has presented his research nationally and internationally. Additionally his work has examined the utilization of technology in the educational systems as a form of enhancement and support. This work came out of his creation of the first distance education course offered from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in 2002. His earlier work on dating violence became a major contribution to a Teenage Dating Violence Video accompanied by "New York's Fight Against Teen Date Violence" curriculum, which was used in over 200 middle and high schools in New York as well as numerous community groups.
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