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Michael DeMattos, MSW
Assistant Specialist, BSW Program Chair

Gartley Hall Rm. 006
Tel: 808.956.6135
E-mail: mdmattos@hawaii.edu


Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Interests

  • Teens & their families
  • Substance abuse
  • Best practice

CV

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Education

Present University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Doctoral Candidate -ABD American Studies Department College of Arts and Sciences
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1993 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Master of Social Work
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1988 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Awards
Recipient: 2008 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Invited Participant: 2008 Hawai‘i National Great Teachers Seminar

Nominee: 2015 & 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Appointments
Campus Security Authority

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Research Interests
Racial logics and racialization processes; class formation and conflict; labor; decolonizing academic spaces; strategic planning; curriculum development

Tenure and Promotions
Tenured: Assistant Specialist (2016)
Promoted: Assistant Specialist (2014) Hired: Tenure Track Junior Specialist (2012)

Professional Experience

Interim DSW Chair
1/1/20-7/31/20

  • Create and support an environment in which the mission, goals, and objectives of the School can be achieved;
  • Teach across the educational program(s);
    Support teaching excellence through faculty mentorship and development;
  • Recommend contract renewals, tenure and promotion reviews, periodic reviews, and the hiring of lecturers (for regular academic year and summer programs);
  • Involved with student affairs in areas such as: disciplinary, grievance, review actions, and processing student forms, and supporting admissions;
  • Ensure compliance with CSWE regulations governing MSW and BSW education, and UHM standards for PhD education;
  • Develop and implement the academic year instructional schedule, including the assignment of courses, and maintenance of the proper departmental balance of teaching load, and lecturer development;
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with program assessments and evaluation;
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and University policies;
  • Liaison and/or serve as a representative with key community and university system partners, and participate in special events;
  • Prepare forms and reports in line with university requests;
  • Conduct DSW meetings and ensure minutes are recorded and posted;
  • Other duties as assigned

BSW Program Chair
2011-present, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

  • All activities and duties identified for Educational Specialist position as outlined below, plus…
  • Provide academic leadership for the BSW Program in the areas of program development/evaluation, curriculum development, and teaching
  • Work to ensure that quality and number of BSW program graduates meet the needs of the community
  • Participate in and implement the School’s strategic planning process
  • BSW Program representative to the MBTSSW Administrative Team
  • Ensure compliance with CSWE regulations governing BSW education
  • Provide and coordinate administrative functions for the BSW Program
  • Coordinate teaching schedule and instructor coverage for BSW courses
  • Serve on School faculty committees

Practice Sequence Chair
2013-2017, 2020-present, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

  • Recruit, schedule, and train practice sequence faculty
  • Represent practice sequence in faculty and program meetings
  • Review and revise practice syllabi for relevance, and alignment with CSWE EPAS
  • Work collaboratively with HBSE, Research, and Policy Chairs
  • Insure vertical and horizontal sequencing of curriculum

Strategic Planning Chair
2012-present, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

  • Coordinate strategic planning efforts
  • Cross walk school material with Mānoa and System Strategic Plans
  • Facilitate school initiatives including SWOT analysis, Mission, Vision, and strategic priorities
  • Produce documents for school, campus, system, and community distribution

Reaffirmation Co-Chair
2015-2018, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Reaffirmation Committee

  • Create time line for reaffirmation efforts
  • Train faculty on reaffirmation expectations (written reports and site visit)
  • Edit materials submitted to reaffirmation committee
  • Report progress to the Dean of the School of Social Work
  • Submit final report to CSWE

Faculty member
2002-2011, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, School of Social Work

  • Teach courses in the BSW Program
  • Provide and coordinate administrative functions for the BSW Program
  • Coordinator of BSW Program Community Advisory Committee
  • Coordinator BSW Program Strategic Planning Committee
  • Provide advising and schedule planning for an average of 35 students per semester
  • Recruitment – Partner regularly with Coordinator of Student Services in recruitment efforts
  • Provide support to the self study process
    • Completed 2002 CSWE Self Study
    • Supported CSWE Reaffirmation process of 2010
    • Revised all BSW Master Syllabi in accord with CSWE EPAS Core Competencies and Practice Behaviors
  • Conduct site visitations
    •  Conducted over 60 site visits over the last ten (10) years visiting nearly 120 students

Private Practice
2002-present

  • Direct work with small groups, organizations and communities
  • Program assessment and development
  • Strategic planning

Columnist
2002-2010, Honolulu Advertiser

  • Bi-monthly columnist for “Family Matters” (A Father’s Perspective). Column affords the opportunity to explore and translate -in lay persons terms -Social work values from a 1st person, systems perspective.

Teacher
2002, Punahou School

  • Instructed eight sections of Ninth Grade Guidance (psychoeducational group)
  • Facilitated Neighborhood Meetings (personal growth group)
  • Co-instructed Meeting of the Minds (peer counseling program)

Adjunct Faculty
2000-2002, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Social Work

Adjunct Faculty
1995-2002 University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Social Work

  • Provided “field experience” for both BSW and MSW students

Program Director: Quality Improvement; Human Resources; Technology; Relief Staff & Training
1998-2001, Hale Kipa Inc.

  • Designed and implemented agency wide QI process
  • Coordinated and conducted agency wide training program
  • Provided training to community organizations and other agencies
  • Director for Human Resources, Technology, Volunteer & Relief Program
  • Participated in grant writing, community organization & coordination

Relief, Volunteer & Training Coordinator
1993-1998, Hale Kipa Inc.

  • Provided direct clinical services; individual, group, couples and family therapy
  • Direct supervision of relief staff, volunteers, and students
  • Coordinated and conducted programmatic and community training

Counselor
1992-1993, Army Community Service

  • Provided identification, referral and support services for military personnel and their families

Site Coordinator/Substance Abuse Counselor
1991-1992 Hina Mauka

  • Coordinated substance abuse services for Pearl City High School
  • Provided individual, group and family counseling

Substance Abuse Counselor
1989-1991 ASACS

  • Provided prevention, intervention and educational programming to military youth

Mental Health Specialist/Ropes Therapist
1986-1989 Kahi Mohala

  • Provided experiential/psychiatric services to adults, teens and children

Course Instruction and Development
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work BSW Program

  • SW 302 General Social Work Practice I
  • SW 303 General Social Work Practice II
  • SW 360 Sociocultural Content for Social Work Practice
  • SW 361 Human Development and Behavior for Social Work Practice
  • SW 402 General Social Work Practice III

BSW and MSW Cross listed Courses

  • SW 480/680 Experiential Approaches to work with Individuals and Groups
  • SW 480/680 Residential Treatment for Children and Adolescents
  • SW 480/680 Indigenous Voices in Social Work

MSW Courses

  • SW 606 Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SW 607 Social Work Practice with Families and Groups
  • SW 659 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SW 660 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

Scholarly Activities
Peer Reviewed and Invited Publications

DeMattos, M. (2019). Native Hawaiian Interdisciplinary Health Program: Decolonizing Academic Space, Curriculum, and Instruction. Intersectionalities: A global journal of social work analysis, research, polity, and practice, 7(1). 51-67.

DeMattos, M. (2019). Community demand, academic partnership, and the birth of the Bachelor of Social Work Program Distance Education option. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 78(6).

DeMattos, M. (2016). ‘Anakē Lynette Kahekili Kaopuiki Paglinawan. Reflections: Narratives of professional helping: Honoring our elders, 21(2).

Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., DeMattos, M. (2003). Assessing cancer beliefs in a Chinese immigrant community. Cancer, culture, and literacy: multispecialty journal supplement to Cancer Control, 10(5). 22-28

Technical Publications

News, UH. “Native Hawaiian Program Continues to Decolonize Academic Space.”
University of Hawaiʻi System News, 24 Nov. 2020,
www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/11/24/native-hawaiian-program-decolonize/.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Department of Social Work, Policy and Procedure Handbook. (2020). (Co editor & contributor)

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2020). Published by Pacific Basin Communication. DeMattos, M. co-editor and contributor.

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017). Published by Pacific Basin Communication. DeMattos, M. Column contributor and column writer. Distribution to all Social Work Deans/Programs in the United States (262), and all MBTSSW constituents. Third of three publications for external community engagement in 80+ years.

DeMattos, M., Godinet, M., Kreif, T. (2017). Counsel on Social Work Education, Reaffirmation MSW Program Self-Study, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017), Volumes 1-4. (Contributor).

Godinet, M., DeMattos, M.; Kreif, T. (2017). Counsel on Social Work Education, Reaffirmation BSW Program Self-Study, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, (2017), Volumes 1-4. (Contributor).

Mokuau, N. & DeMattos, M. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Kākou: Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Refereed Presentations

DeMattos, M. & Fernandez, S. (2015). The Indigenous Interdisciplinary Health Program: Education and Healing in the Community. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Denver, Colorado

Godinet, M.; DeMattos, M.; Hong, S. (2014). (Un)common Core Competencies University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Mānoa Assessment Office. 5th Annual Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit

Presentations and Trainings

DeMattos, M. (2019). Leading with Excellence. Maintaining a Safe Space. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

DeMattos, M. (2019). The Craft of Teaching. MBTSSW sponsored training series

DeMattos, M. (2017). How to Work with Challenging Patrons Training for University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Law Library faculty and Staff

DeMattos, M. (2015) – CSWE APM American Indian Alaska Native Social Work Educators Association Invited Speaker to honor Anakē Lynette Paglinawan

DeMattos, M. (2015) Susannah Wesley Community Center Trainer: Client Assessment and Service Planning

Aloha United Way (2015) Facilitator – Homeless in Hawai‘i

DeMattos, M. (2015) Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Hawai‘i
Presenter: Emotional Engagement

DeMattos, M. (2014) Child Welfare Services Collaboration Training Series (Windward Community Stakeholders) Master Trainer for five-part series covering Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Child Abuse, Mental Health, Well-being

DeMattos, M. (2014) Contemporary American Social Work. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, International Programs. Nakamura Gakuen: Shizuoka Fukushi Iryo Senmon Gakko

DeMattos, M. (2013). Social Work in Hawai‘i: A policy analysis training for visiting students from Doshisha University

National Association Medical Minority Educators: Promoting Diversity in the Healthcare Professions (2012) Panelist – Rewards and Challenges of Providing Services in Rural Communities

DeMattos, M. (2012) – Osaka Prefecture Social Work Students Presenter: Multicultural Practice in a Multicultural Community

DeMattos, M. (2011) – HCOP Presenter – Basic Communication Skills and the Effective Maintenance of Professional Boundaries

DeMattos, M. (2013) Contemporary American Social Work. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, International Programs. Nakamura Gakuen: Shizuoka Fukushi Iryo Senmon Gakko

DeMattos, M. (2011) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, International Programs

Institute in Violence Abuse and Trauma (2010) Media Panel Group Facilitator Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (2010) Group Facilitator

DeMattos, M. (2010) Nakamura Gakuen: Shizuoka Fukushi Iryo Senmon Gakko Presenter: Contemporary American Social Work

DeMattos, M. (2009) Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival
Panelist: Multi-Ethnic Sense of Place

DeMattos, M. (2009) Stress Management. Training for the Staff of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

DeMattos, M. (2009) Workplace Violence. Training for the Staff of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

DeMattos, M. (2008) Candlelight Vigil Keynote Speaker: Being a Man and Ending Domestic Violence

DeMattos, M. (2008) Voices of Men Conference Invited Speaker: You Can Keep the Trophy

DeMattos, M. (2008) Giving Aloha: Voices of Men Panelist: Olelo Television presentation on Domestic Violence

DeMattos, M. (2008) Social Work in Hawai‘i Seminar
Presenter: Community Building

DeMattos, M. (2007) Bridge of Friendship Keynote Speaker: From Friend to Family to Community

DeMattos, M. (2006) Bridge of Friendship Keynote Speaker: Daring to Open New Doors

DeMattos, M. (2005-2017) Social Work in Hawai‘i Seminar Presenter: Development of Professional Identity

DeMattos, M. (2005-2017) Goodwill Industries Consultant/Trainer: The Goodwill Way; Basic communication skills;, Case management; Motivational interviewing; Effective documentation; Workplace Violence; Culture of Poverty; Living with Heart; Leadership Series for Leadership Team; Personal Privacy and Promoting Wellness; Mid-management leadership training series

DeMattos, M. (2005) Bridge of Friendship Keynote Speaker: Making Friends, Building Community

DeMattos, M.(2005 – 2019) Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Convocation Invited Speaker for BSW Graduating Class

DeMattos, M. (2003) -You’ve Got Male conference Presenter: Father Knows Best

DeMattos, M. (2003-2005) – Sariling Gawa Presenter: New Counselor Training and Orientation

Special Projects

Native Hawaiian Interdisciplinary Health Program (2012 – 2018) Partnered with JABSOM, Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE) in creating NHIH for premed and BSW students

DeMattos, M. (2006) 70th Anniversary for the University of Hawai‘i, School of Social Work Script Writer: Social Work Hall of Fame Induction

DeMattos, M. (2005) Scholarship dinner in honor of Speaker Calvin Say, University of Hawai‘i, School of Social Work
Script Writer: At the Crosscurrent of Change

Service Activities

Hawai’i Child Welfare Education Collaboration (spring 2019). Acting Principal Investigator

Contact Tracing Trainer, University of Hawaiʻi, West Oʻahu, PUBA 368 Foundations for Community Health & Human Behavior, Guest Lecturer

UHM Faculty Reviewer (2017). Institutional Assessment: Written Communication & Information Literacy

UH System-wide Standing Committee on Written Communication Member (2014present)

Focus Group Facilitator (2012) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa General Education Program

Consuelo Foundation (2011) Strategic Planning Facilitator

Member Gartley Hall Planning Committee (2010-2012)

Honors Program Student Committee Member (2012)

Writing Intensive Focus Board Member (2008-2012) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa General Education Program

Faculty Senator (2009-2011) Member: Committee on Faculty Service

Planning committee member (2007) Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Not Lost in Translation Conference

DeMattos, M. (2007) Writing Workshop. Training for students of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Faculty Senator (2003-2005) Member: Committee on Student Affairs Faculty Senator (2005-2007) Member: Committee on Academic Planning and Policy;
Admissions Subcommittee; Member: Committee on Faculty Service

Service Activities

Community Bridge of Friendship 2005-2008, Planning committee member

Multicultural Communication Series 2008 Artistic Director Planning Committee Member

Pathfinders: Domestic Violence Action Center 2008, Contributing writer: “You can keep the trophy”

Ka Hulili: Convocation Speech 2011, Printed in NASW Hawai‘i Chapter Newsletter

HUGS 2014 Focus Group Facilitator

2011 – Tenrikyo Conference -One World, One Family: Enriching our Relationships with Joyous Faith Keynote Speaker – Connecting with People through Faith

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