Gwenelle O'Neal, MSW, DSW, LSW
Dr. O'Neal was recognized as one of
West Chester University's
150 Most Influential Women in 2022!
Main areas of interest
- Community mental health services
- Multicultural resources
- Universal design to enhance student and consumer engagement and participation
My interest in social work stems from the NAACP in the seventh grade during the civil rights movement. My community focus on democracy and economic development can be connected to that experience. Social work just naturally seemed best for me to leave my mark.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2016, May). Using a trauma lens: Micro and macro systems. Moderator for panel discussion at the Columbia University School of Social Work Annual Alumni Conference, New York, NY.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2012, March). Culture and protective factors. Panel discussion at Center for Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2012, February). Building client confidence. Presentation at meeting of the National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Chapter, Lawrenceville, NJ.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2016, April). How incorporating multicultural resources in your syllabus affects retention and global citizenship. Presentation at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter-National Association of Multicultural Education, West Chester, PA.
- O'Neal, G.S., & Schneller, B. (2013, November). How incorporating multicultural resources in your syllabus affects retention and global citizenship. Presentation at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Inclusive Excellence Conference, Shippensburg, PA.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2011, June). Ethnographic interviewing. Presentation at Cultural Competence Training Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2011, May). Integrating multicultural resources to build client confidence. Accepted presentation at meeting of the National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Chapter, Atlantic City, NJ.
- O’Neal, G.S. From oppression to inclusion: Social workers advancing change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Book under contract.
- O’Neal, G.S. (2012). Teaching note: Self-assessment and dialogue as tools for appreciating diversity. Journal of Social Work Education, 48(1) 159-165.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2013. February). Using perspective-taking in critical thinking: An active learning process. Poster presented at the Lily South Teaching Conference, Greensboro, NC.
- O'Neal, G.S. (2012, November). Using GIS in a community practice course. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.
- Multicultural Resources Database: West Chester University libraries
- Member, Columbia University School of Social Work Alumni Board
- Participant, Learning Collaborative for Adolescent SBIRT in Social Work and Nursing Education
- Member, Council on Social Work Education Carl. A. Scott Memorial Fund committee