Publications:

Publications and recent paper presentations:

Dover, M. A. (2016). The Moment of Microaggression: The Experience of Acts of Oppression, Dehumanization and Exploitation.  Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.  DOI:10.1080/10911359.2016.1237920 8,000-word article submitted for publication April 2016 and accepted for publication with two blind peer reviews. After a brief introduction and review of recent literature on microaggression, a theoretical typology of three sources of social injustice (oppression, dehumanization and exploitation) contributes to the theorization of the sources of microaggression. A selected compendium of words and affective phrases generated in classroom exercises illustrates the nature of the experience of the moment of microaggression. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/nog252y

Michael A. Dover, "Self-Determination Theory and Social Work Practice," presentation at the 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2016.

Michael A. Dover, Bobby Hackett & Rose Frech, "Policy Briefs as Policy Practice: Integrating Competencies in Analyzing, Formulating and Advocating for Social Policies," Workshop accepted for presentation following competitive peer review at Policy Conference 2.0: Race and Inequality: Policy & Advocacy for Structural Change in St. Louis, Missouri from June 2-4, 2016.

Dover, M. A. (2016, April).  Human needs Overview.  14,000 word peer-reviewed overview of the history and contemporary usage of theories of human need.  Available open access at this link: http://tinyurl.com/zpuj4k9. This is the first comprehensive overview of social work and human needs and serves as an interdisciplinary summary of extant theory.    Following an introduction, includes sections on: History of Theories of Human Need in Social Work (Charlotte Towle¿s Common Human Needs, The work on human needs of David Gil, Needs Theory in Social Work's Interdisciplinary Foundation); Theories of Human Need (Theory of Human Need of Doyal and Gough (THN), Self-Determination Theory of Deci and Ryan, Comparing SDT and THN,  Conceptual Issues for Social Work's Use of Human Needs Theory, Human needs and human well-being, Human needs and quality of life, Human needs and human spirituality, Needs, wants and desires, Postmodernist Critiques, Needs as universal or relative, Needs and harm, Needs and strengths/deficits, Needs or capabilities); Social Work Education; Social Welfare Policy (Global Justice Policy, Needs and Environmental Sustainability); Social Work Practice (Recent use of THN and SDT in social work practice literature, The transformational integrative multidimensional evolutionary (TIME) model); Social Research; Social and Political Action; Social Work Values and Ethics; Needs, Rights, and Justice: Recent Theoretical Developments; The Work of James Ife on Human Rights and Human Needs; Future Trends and Opportunities.

Dover, M. A. (2016, April 1). Human Needs (An annotated bibliograph). In E. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.  Substantial update and expansion of 2010 publication.  This is a 15,000 word peer-reviewed annotated bibliography with introductions to each of the following sections. General Overview (Historical Background; Early History of Uses of Needs Concepts; Psychological Theories Influencing Social Work History; Post¿World War II Social Work Discussion); Theories and Approaches (Philosophical Discussions; Marxian, Neo-Marxian, and Feminist Approaches; Capability Theory and Other Political Economic Theories; Doyal and Gough's Theory of Human Needs; Recent Psychological Theories; Nursing Theories; Religion, Spirituality, and Human Needs); Social Work Practice; Social Policy; Research (Direct Practice; Research; Gerontological Research; Cross-National Comparative Research; Needs Assessment Research); Human Needs and Other Key Social Work Concerns (Human Rights and Human Needs; Social Justice and Human Needs; Cultural Diversity and Human Needs; Oppression, Dehumanization, and Exploitation and Human Needs)

Dover, M. A. (2013-2016): Sole author or co-author of numerous Letters from the Editors in the journal Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (www.rnoph.org).

Michael A. Dover, Terry Kukor (Ph.D.), and CSU BSW Candidate Dan Pacetti, ¿From Deadly Force to De-Escalation: Preventing ¿suicide by cop¿ and responding to mental health crises,¿ Workshop #17, Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare, March 2013, Case Western Reserve University. Serve as Moderator and presenter of this workshop.

Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Michael A. Dover, ¿Curriculum Development, Mapping and Competency-Based Education: Aligning Program and Process for Assessment,¿ one-hour workshop presentation, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver Co.    ¿This workshop developed participants¿ ability to assess the fit between a range of curriculum development models and their respective social work program. Through group discussion and a hands-on curriculum mapping exercise, participants will increase their ability to develop a holistic competency-based curriculum in preparation for integrative assessment of program outcomes.¿ Presentation supported in part by travel funds from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Cleveland State University.

Michael A. Dover, ¿A Question of Ethics: `What is it to Enable Someone to Meet a Need?¿¿ Workshop presentation, 5th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare. The workshop explores the intersection of the NASW Code of Ethics¿ focus on the centrality of addressing human needs and emerging concepts from the Theory of Human Needs (THN) and Self-Determination Theory (SDT). The workshop sought a practice-rooted social work answer to the implications of Gillian Brock¿s (2009) philosophical question, what is it to enable someone to meet a need, and engage in critical thinking about how to better conceptualize human needs in our daily social work practice. The workshop was moderated by Cathleen Lewandowski, Director of CSU School of Social Work.

Michael A. Dover (2011).  Review of: A Shameful Business: The Case for Human Rights in the Workplace, by James Gross.  A Cornell ILR Press Book.  Social Forces 81(4, June), 1447-1448.  This review in a leading journal in the field of sociology contends that the book is an excellent example of how institutional analysis is an important supplement to class and organizational analysis of status and power.  Pointing out that Gross used humanist claims to link oppression and dehumanization to the production of injustice, the review pointed out that although Gross recognizes that the moral objective of justice is human welfare, he conflated rights with needs and ignored the growing literature on universal human need. The text of the article appears here: http://tinyurl.com/6wy8wzv

Dover, M. A. (2010).  Social Working for Social Justice.  REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping, 16(4, Summer), 37-49.  Prepared for the Special Issue on The Promotion of Social Justice (Sonia and Paul Abels, Editors), this article identifies and reflects upon six overlapping kinds of activism in which the author has engaged: multi-issue organization-based activism; electoral activism; writing for publication to influence public opinion; single-issue values based activism, identity-rooted activism, and organizational change work. Text of this article is available here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9938989/socialworkingforsocialjustice.pdf

Michael A. Dover (2010). "Lessons from Learning the Craft of Theory Driven Research," Peer-Reviewed paper presentation, presented at the Theory Section, American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 2010.  The article is based upon the theory used in my dissertation.  For a copy of the paper as presented, see: http://tinyurl.com/2uuwt9m

Michael A. Dover (2010, June), Guest Editor, Special Issue on Work and the Workplace, REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping.

Michael A. Dover (2010, April): Michael A. Dover, "Human Needs: An Annotated Bibliography", Oxford Bibliography Online: Social Work.  Edward Mullen, Editor.  New York: Oxford University Press.  This 12,000 word entry includes approximately 160 annotated references as well as introductory paragraphs.  Available for academic fair use here: http://tinyurl.com/ptwxxzm

Michael A. Dover (2009): "Empathy, Rapport and Oppression: Cross-Cultural Vignettes," Reflections: Narratives of Helping Professionals 15(4), 21-29. Available on my CSU Course Reserves for SWK 300.  Available here: http://tinyurl.com/234fh67

Michael A. Dover, ¿Bringing Social Justice Back Into Social Work,¿ invitational plenary panel presentation, 4th Annual Conference of the National Social Work Action Network, held at the Department of Social and Policy Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom.  The paper as presented is available here: http://tinyurl.com/2bp3fhd.  A version of this paper was published as, Michael A. Dover, ¿Putting Social Justice Back into Social Work,¿ BCRReports: Publication of the Social Welfare Action Alliance, Volume XXI, Fall 2009, http://www.socialwelfareactionalliance.org/newsletter_0912.pdf

Michael A. Dover, "From Social Work Practice to Sociological Theory: Theoretical Perspectives Arising from Direct Practice, Community Organization, Teaching
Practice, and Social Change Activism."  Peer-reviewed workshop presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the National Social Work Action Network, held at the Department of Social and Policy Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom.  The paper as presented is available here: http://tinyurl.com/2fxdhx7

Dover, M. A. (2008). Oppression, Dehumanization and Exploitation: Connecting Theory to Experience. In D. Van Soest & B. Garcia (Eds.), Diversity Education for Social Justice: Mastering Teaching Skills (Second ed., pp. 366-393). Washington, DC: Council on Social Work Education.  Available on my CSU Electronic Course Reserves site for SWK 300 and here: http://tinyurl.com/22t8ouv

Dover, M. A., & Joseph, B. H. R. (2008). Human needs: Overview. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds.), The encyclopedia of social work (20th ed., pp. 398-406). New York: Oxford University Press and National Association of Social Workers.  From a CSU computer, accessible via this permalink: http://scholar.csuohio.edu/record=b2300512~S0 or it may be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2dfsmd4

David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, and Michael A. Dover (2006), "Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts," Indianapolis, Indiana University Press. Available in the CSU Library Reference or at: http://scholar.csuohio.edu/record=b2289045~S0.

Michael A. Dover, Charles Garvin, Sara Goodkind, Marilyn Moch, and Michael Reisch (2000), Co-Editors, Special Issue of REFLECTIONS: Narratives of Professional Helping 6(2, Spring), titled "Responding to War: Social Workers and War in the Balkans."  

Recent presentations at professional meetings:

Michael A. Dover (2011, December), "¿Beyond Maslow: Emerging Human Need Theory for Social Work,¿  Poster Presentation, Annual Conference, NASW Ohio Chapter, Columbus, Ohio.

Michael A. Dover (2009, September), "Building a New Social Work /Putting Social Justice Back Into Social Work," invitational plenary session panel presentation, 4th Annual Conference of the National Social Work Action Network, held at the Department of Social and Policy Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom.  The text of this talk is available here: http://tinyurl.com/rd8aot.

Michael A. Dover (2009, September), "From Social Work Practice to Sociological Theory: Theoretical Perspectives Arising from Direct Practice, Community Organization, Teaching
Practice, and Social Change Activism."  Peer-reviewed workshop selected for presentation at the 4th Annual Conference of the National Social Work Action Network, held at the Department of Social and Policy Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom.  Available here: http://tinyurl.com/6yq34b4

Michael A. Dover (2008, Fall), "Thinking Inside the Mixed Economy Box: Pragmatic Policy Analysis as a Progressive Alternative to Neoliberal Policy Assumptions."  Panel presentation at CSWE Partnership Presentation, Philadelphia, November 2008, "Katrina Recovery, Immigration, Social Activism: 2008 Social Welfare Action Alliance Conference Follow-up," Manoj Pardasani, Moderator.

Michael A. Dover (2007, Fall), "Yet Another Typology of Theories of the Welfare State," Paper presented to a conference marking the 50th Anniversary of the Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Michael A. Dover (2007, Summer), "Towards an Alternative to Neoliberalism," paper presented to the 2007 Conference of the Social Welfare Action Alliance, New Orleans Louisiana, June 14-17, 2007.

Peggy Pittman-Munke and Michael A. Dover (2006, Fall), "Bridging from Classroom to Practice: Outcome Assessment for Diversity Content."  Presented to the 24th Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education Conference, Los Angeles, October 26, 2006.