Monday, June 12, 2017

Two long-term and highly respected School of Social Work research faculty members—Karl Hill and Kelly Davis—will be leaving the School to pursue tenured appointments at two different institutions.

Karl Hill will be relocating to Boulder, Colo., this summer, after accepting a faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Psychology. Karl leaves the School after more than two decades at the Social Development Research Group where he served as both research staff and research faculty. At SDRG, he focused on understanding development and consequences of antisocial behaviors such as drug use, crime and gangs. He also looked into the factors that influence positive and problem youth and adult development.  Karl was also an instructor in the School’s doctoral program.

“This is a career opportunity that is hard to pass up,” said Karl in an email announcement to staff. “I’m also sad because I’ve been lucky enough to be at the School of Social Work for 22 years. I continue to find it a supportive, intellectually stimulating community working to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Kelly Davis will join the faculty at Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation. Kelly has been with the University of Washington for 14 years, first as a research scientist and co-investigator on a grant focused on alcohol use and consensual sexual risk behavior, and then as a research assistant professor at the School, a position she accepted in 2007. Her research focus centers on sexual violence, both in the causes of perpetration and the effects of victimization. Kelly has taught in the BASW and MSW programs and also served on various School committees.

We wish both Karl and Kelly the best of luck in their new positions.