Dr. Najor-Durack began her tenure at the School of Social Work in 1994 as the M.S.W. academic advisor and was appointed to direct the Office of Field Education in 2005. Her research area includes the use of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in social work education and fieldwork. Her practice experience spans mental health (inpatient and intensive outpatient care), family work, and work with Arab/Chaldean families.
Dr. Najor-Durack has worked closely with various faculty in the School of Social Work to develop programs to better prepare social work students for professional practice. She served as the principle investigator of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education grant that helps to prepare M.S.W. students for work with older adults.In addition to her work in the School, Dr. Najor-Durack is the current Chair of the Michigan Board of Social Work. In her work with the Board, she reviews allegations to determine need for investigations and has served as conferee on substantiated cases. As a former member of the Boards Disciplinary Sub-Committee, she has deliberated and voted on many cases for final disposition.
Dr. Najor-Durack oversees the placement of all B.S.W. and M.S.W. students at the School. In addition to working with students to arrange and oversee field placements, she works closely with agency partners to cultivate strong relationships/affiliations that advance student preparation for professional practice.
Ph.D., Wayne State University
M.S.W., Wayne State University
B.S., Wayne State University
SW 7998 Concentration Field Work for Social Workers