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    As the Center for Public Service highlights the work of public service professionals in the “What I Actually Do” video series, it is also featuring College of Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty members and their experiences and thoughts about working in the public service field. Below is a list of articles written by faculty members describing their personal experiences, thoughts and journeys within their respective fields. The articles highlight what they do or did while working in the field and also bring to light information about what it’s really like to work in public service professions. Take a look at one of the articles below which has information about working in criminal justice, human services, industrial/organizational psychology, higher education, or adoption services.

  • Dr. Juliet Bradley

    7 Myths and Misconceptions About the Human Services Field

    By Dr. Juliet Bradley, Faculty, Human Services Department

    Human services is a rewarding career field that many individuals find very satisfying. There are, however, some myths and misconceptions related to this helping profession.

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    Kristin Winokur Early

    Blah, Biased, and Other Misconceptions About a Career in Criminological Research

    By Dr. Kristin Winokur Early, PhD, Faculty, Graduate Criminal Justice Program

    Most of us have encountered it, the standard question asked upon meeting someone new: “So, what do you do?”

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    Al Fernandez

    What I Do in the Criminal Justice Field

    By Al Fernandez, Faculty, Criminal Justice Programs

    I recently was asked to write an article about “what I do” and thought this would be a great platform to pass on my feelings and thoughts about having one of the greatest jobs in the world.

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    Laura Hilkemann

    What I Do in Higher Education

    By Dr. Laura Hilkemann, School of Education

    I currently teach online higher education courses in Kaplan University’s graduate psychology department, and I love my job!

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    Michelle Fischer

    My Journey into the Adoption Field

    By Michelle Fischer, Adjunct Faculty, Human Services Department

    My dream in life was not to be Executive Director of an adoption agency, or so I thought. My dream was to become a psychologist and do counseling. But life had other plans!

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    Shaneika A. Dilka

    What Is I/O Psychology?

    By Dr. Shaneika A. Dilka, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Psychology Department

    What is industrial and organizational psychology, or I/O psychology? During my career, I have provided various answers to this question.

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