As a senior lecturer, Diane Rhodes focuses on teaching excellence, course development, academic technology, and teaching for belonging. She has a long-standing interest in nonprofit management, intimate partner violence, and pro-equity social change. She teaches core BSW courses, including the generalist practice of social work, foundations of social justice, and social work practice in organizations and communities. She is a Provost’s Teaching Fellow, a graduate of the Stanford Teaching and Learning Studio and holds certification by the Association of College and University Educators in Effective College Instruction. She brings 28 years of professional experience to her scholarship and instruction, including senior management roles in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agencies, as well as work on Austin community task forces. She has published in Sage Publications, Journal of Family ViolenceViolence Against Women, Art/Research International, Social Work Review/ Revista De Asistenta Sociala, Violence and Victims. Rhodes studies the intersections of popular culture and social problems, family violence, pedagogy, and belongingness.

Professional Interests

Family violence, partner violence, violence against women, social inequity, popular culture