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Dr. Ruthanne Hackman

Dr. Ruthanne Hackman

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Professional Interests

ethics, service-learning, international social work, sustainable development, diversity, social justice and inclusion.


Ruthanne L. Hackman, Ph.D., MSW, LSW, received her doctorate from the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her dissertation research is about immigrant elders and their long-term care needs. Her MSW was granted from Temple University. She received her undergraduate degree from Juniata College with a BA in Social Work and Spanish. She has over 10 years of post-MSW practice in direct practice, management and administration, primarily in healthcare and aging services.

Dr. Hackman has over 5 years of full-time teaching experience in social work and over 10 years of academic experience in CSWE accredited programs. Currently, she is faculty at Keuka College. She as presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education, and the American Society on Aging.

She maintains a social work license in Pennsylvania.

Publications & Presentations

Hackman, R. (2013). Human Rights: A Quick Start Supported by YouTube. In M.C “Terry” Hockenstad, Lynne Healy & Uma A. Segal (eds.) Teaching human rights: Curriculum resources for social workers, A Resource Manual. Alexandria, VA: CSWE Press.

Lucas-Darby, E.T. & Hackman, R. (2010). Integrating service-learning into a social work cultural diversity course. In M.A. Coskey (ed.) Quick hits for service-learning: successful strategies from award winning educators. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Weaver, R. & Hackman, R. (2009). A New era for legal immigrants?: Rethinking Title IV of The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Journal of Policy Practice. 8, (1), 54-68.

Wright, M.A. & Hackman, R. (2009). Social work student introductions to college: Learning a new educational culture. MAW Media.

Collins, K.S., Furman, R., Hackman, R., Bender, K. & Bruce, E.A. (2007) Teaching students about spirituality and older adults in social work diversity courses. Educational Gerontology. 33, (9), 701-722.