James J. Clark, LCSW, PhD, is Dean of the College of Social Work, Florida State University. He was Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (2012 to 2015), and Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children at the University of Kentucky, where he was on the faculty from 1991 to 2012. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Social Work in 1983, Dr. Clark worked in the outreach clinic of Catholic Community Services in Doddridge County, West Virginia, before returning to Lexington, Kentucky, where he served as a clinician and director of the Catholic Social Services Bureau from 1984 to 1989. He received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; his dissertation analyzed the treatment and criminal careers of prisoners with schizophrenic disorders. Returning to Kentucky, he joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, where he held the Constance Wilson Professorship of Mental Health, taught in the doctoral program, and directed dissertations. In addition to his research on child maltreatment and substance misuse treatment, he has published in the areas of professional and research ethics, forensic mental health, consumer satisfaction research, and psychobiography. He has served as a presenter on the topic of ethics for the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Clark served as a faculty associate with the University of Kentucky Bioethics Program as well as the Bioethics and Research Integrity Committee in the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He recently coauthored the Council on Social Work Education’s National Statement on Research Integrity in Social Work and is co-editor of an American Bar Association book on death penalty mitigation.
Molly Malany Sayre, MSW, LSW, is a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. Following completion of a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2008, Ms. Sayre worked as a therapist in community-based and private practice mental health services. While completing requirements for the PhD in social work, she taught the undergraduate ethics course at the University of Kentucky. Ms. Sayre is the author of several journal articles on social work ethics education and has presented on ethics topics for the National Association of Social Workers.