Recipient: Greer A. Hamilton, Boston University
NIDA Supplement Candidate & Research Assistant for HEALing Communities Study, Massachusetts
Research Assistant for the BU Diversity & Inclusion Process Evaluation
Co-Chair (2021-2023), Sociology and Social Welfare Division, SSSP
Membership and Outreach Committee: Student Representative (2021-2024), SSSP
Doctoral Student Committee Member, SSWR
Nominators: Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez, Dr. Melvin Delgado, Deborah Chassler, and
Catalina Tang Yan.
Ms. Hamilton has distinguished herself as an exceptional leader and scholar throughout her community engagement, teaching, and scholarship. She has multiple teaching and service appointments that speak for her unwavering commitment to social work education and practice. Moreover, Ms. Hamilton’s outstanding leadership engaging in collaborative work in academic and community-based settings represent an embodiment of authentic community engaged research. Additionally, she has provided significant support with the conceptualization and writing of academic manuscripts by training and challenging colleagues. Her enthusiasm, maturity, and professionalism in research projects demonstrate her remarkable ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Through the use of innovative and dialectic arts-based methods, Greer transcends substantial dissemination of knowledge by increasing accessibility of research findings to wider audiences. In addition to contributing to relevant community-based scholarship through an equity and justice lens, Ms. Hamilton has engaged in creative and collaborative arts-based dissemination forms including puppetry to disseminate her scholarly work to multiple audiences.