Jane Clemens

Jane Clemens

Office Phone: (540) 432-4454

Email:

Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: SH 2nd

Assoc Professor of Social Work

Applied Social Sciences Dept

Jane Wenger Clemens is originally from southeastern Pa. From 1992-1994 Jane taught full-time in EMU’s social work program while her husband completed graduate work at the University of VA. Jane returned to EMU in August 2000 when Jane’s family moved to Harrisonburg from Dayton, Ohio. Jane brings 30 years of social work experience to EMU’s social work department. Past experience includes social work in retirement communities in PA; Mennonite voluntary service on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Browning, Montana.; social work in a hospital and prenatal clinic, Philadelphia, PA; social work at a school for children with disabilities, Norristown, PA; and social work with adolescents, Dayton, OH. Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Services from Goshen (IN) College. and a Masters in Social Work from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. In addition to her teaching, Jane volunteers at Patchwork Pantry and Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s Hahn Cancer Center. January – June 2012, Jane lived and worked in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico volunteering with a small non-profit that partners with families living in a very poor neighborhood. She is involved with her church in Harrisonburg. Jane has been married forty years and is a proud parent and grandparent.

Education

B.A., Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 1974
Cross-Cultural semester in Honduras

MSW, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, 1986
Awarded the GEFFIN MEDAL for outstanding performance
in practicum education from the School of Social Work,
Marywood University.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

• Presenter, “Empowerment Lessons from a Small Non-profit in Mexico"
October 2012, North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
National convention in St Louis, Missouri

• Presenter, “Teaching Cultural Sensitivity: First Person Lens in Mexico"
October 2012, North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
National convention in St Louis, Missouri

• Presenter, “Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect”
2003 – 2013 Education Department: Eastern Mennonite University
Two-hour seminar training for education students doing their student teaching

• Presenter, “Modeling Self Care”
April 2010 Annual Appreciation Luncheon for Agency Supervisors: Eastern Mennonite University

• Reviewer by invitation January 2009, Provided a manuscript review on a Human Behavior in the Social Environment text, requested by SAGE publications

• Presenter, “The teaching partnership between University and Community Agency”
April 2008 Annual Appreciation Luncheon for Agency Supervisors: Eastern Mennonite University

Church, Community and Professional Service

• Faculty co-sponsor for Eastern Mennonite University class of 2013
• Faculty mentor for new Eastern Mennonite University faculty member (2012-2013)
• Co-facilitate an educational class at Rockingham Memorial Hospital Hahn Cancer Center (2009 – present)
• Member at Community Mennonite Church
• Volunteer interviewer at Patchwork Pantry (2000 – present)
• Faculty sponsor for Eastern Mennonite University social work student club, Social Work Is People (2000 – present)
• Faculty sponsor for annual Take Back The Night (TBTN) event at Eastern Mennonite University (2000 – present)
• Secretary on the De Paul Family Services Community Advisory Board (2010 – 2011)
• Representative and Vice President of Valley AIDS Network Advisory Board (2005 – 2010)
• Member of search committee for hiring Social Worker at Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic (2004, 2010)
REACH co-coordinator at Community Mennonite Church (2004 – 2009)
• Faculty representative for Eastern Mennonite University’s Washington Community Scholars Center (2001 – 2009)
• Social Work volunteer at Harrisonburg Free Clinic in Harrisonburg, VA (2001 – 2008)
• Representative on the interim Faculty Senate at Eastern Mennonite University (2006 – 2007)
• Committee member for Cords of Distinction at Eastern Mennonite University (2003 – 2005)
• Faculty Scholarship Committee member at Eastern Mennonite University (2002 – 2005)
• Board Member for Patchwork Food Pantry, Harrisonburg, VA (2002 – 2004)
• Pastoral Team Member at Community Mennonite Church (2001 – 2004)
• Member of Listening and Facilitation Team (LIFT) at Eastern Mennonite University (2002 – 2003)
• Vice President of the Advisory Board for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Department of Social Services (2002 – 2003)
• Advisory Board Member for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Department of Social Services (2001 – 2002)
• Faculty representative for Student Government Association at Eastern Mennonite University (2001 – 2002)

Honors, Awards and Grants

• Sabbatical from teaching at Eastern Mennonite University
January – June 2012, lived in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Volunteered for non-profit organization CARE FOR KIDS LA PAZ,
Provided assessment, case management, therapeutic play, consultation, and administrative assistance; Embraced cross-cultural immersion experience using Spanish language
• Fifteen – Year Service Recognition, 2013, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Harrisonburg, Virginia
• Ten-Year Service Recognition, 2008, Eastern Mennonite University
• Sexual Violence Prevention on the Virginia College Campus Mini-grant 2003, Virginia Department of Health
• Recognition for Service, 2000, Adolescent Wellness Center: Dayton, Ohio
• Geffin Medal for outstanding performance in practicum education
1986, School of Social Work, Marywood University: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

• National Association of Social Work
• Council of Social Work Education
• Virginia Chapter of National Association of Social Work
• Virginia Social Work Education Consortium
• The National Play Therapy Association
• North American Association of Christians in Social Work

Professional Conferences Attended

• North American Association of Christians in Social Work’s national conference: St Louis, Missouri: October 2012
• Council of Social Work Education’s national conference: San Antonio, Texas: November 2009
• Group Leaders Certification Training for Chronic Disease Self-Management. June 2009, Update training, 2013
• Attended the Council of Social Work Education’s national conference in San Antonio, Texas: November 6, 7 and 8, 2009
• Group Leaders Certification Training for Chronic Disease Self-Management, June 18, 19, 22, 23, 2009
• Invited and attended the The Woman Warrior: Finding Your Way At Work, for women leaders in Higher Education in the Shenandoah Valley held at James Madison University, May 7, 2008
• “From Exile to Inclusion: A Community for Everyone” Addressing the challenge of building community in our churches for persons with disabilities and their families. Presented by Anabaptist Disabilities Network, (ADNet), Director, Paul Leichty, hosted locally by Pleasant View, Inc. May 12, 2007.
• “Learning Outcomes and Aligned Assessments” workshop led by EMU’s Lori Lehman, Education Professor, May 2, 2007.
• March is Social Work Month: provided coordination for EMU’s Social Work Department to host the National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC, for a day of classroom guest speakers and an evening presentation/workshop on “Understanding and Advocacy: Homelessness in the USA”, March 22, 2007.
• National Association of Social Work and James Madison University Department of Social Work workshop, “Providing Quality Field Supervision” by Em Parente, LCSW, February 23, 2007.
• Clinical Supervision Certification Program, Fredericksburg, VA, October 28-29, 2006
• “Rally In The Valley”, a social work gathering for faculty and students from all the accredited social work programs in the state of Virginia, October 5 and 6, 2006.