Joey Bailey is a senior history major from Beckley, West Virginia with a
life goal of visiting all of Earth’s seven continents. His passions
include international music, foreign cities, social organizing, and
environmental history, policy, and preservation. He is a proud McNair
Scholar and first generation college student with high academic
ambitions. When he is not naively stumbling through foreign lands, you
can catch Joey shaking his booty at 123 Pleasant Street or spinning the
dankest tunes via 91.7 FM, College Radio at West Virginia University.
Andy Barnes is PI Reed School of Journalism graduate student at WVU. He also graduated there with a degree in Political Science. He is an observer of the international and domestic politics. He started his career in journalism writing opinion about these topics at
the WVU student newspaper, The Daily Athenauem, as a staff columnist and
later as the opinion editor. Now Andy is the online editor for a new
online magazine WV Ink where he will bring independent online journalism
to West Virginians.
Nick Blood is a senior History major at WVU. Nick has great interest in the cultures and history of South East Asia, as well as present political and social realities in the region. He first began reading about Vietnam as a teenager, and looks forward to experiencing this culture in person.
Stephen Deci is a junior from Morgantown, West Virginia. He is
working on a double-major in biology and forensics biology. He hopes to go
to medical school in a couple of years and specialize in forensic
pathology. Steve is really excited for my trip to Viet Nam and Cambodia
since it will be his first experience traveling overseas.
Tory Hershfeld was adopted from Santiago, Chile by Baltimore natives. She has lived in Baltimore, MD just about her whole life. Tori is currently an undergrad student at WVU studying social work. She plans to go to graduate school and return to MD to be close to my older brother Ryan, her parents, and her two wonderful dogs.
James Keresztury is an Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center of West Virginia University. In that capacity he directs the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition as well as managing the WV Prostate Cancer Initiative. He is an adjunct Faculty member of the WVU Division of Social Work specializing in health care issues. He also conducts grief and bereavement counseling for the Transitions Program of Hospice Care Incorporated. He has over 25 years of experience in hospice and palliative care as well as cancer. He holds a BA in Psychology from Penn State University and Masters Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration from WVU. He has worked collaboratively on several international projects including the development of a computer lab in Mali, Africa to link high school students with West Virginia students through the Health Science Technology Academy of West Virginia University. Additional work includes conducting an inventory of palliative care programs in Colombia, South America as well as the procurement of funding to purchase optical diagnosis equipment for the Xindu people of the Amazon in Brazil.
Kapsoo Kim is a student in the WVU extended learning MSW program in Wheeling. She also has a MSW from Sokong Graduate University and MS Ed Korea National Education Gradaute University. She has taught Social Work and public high school. She has traveled to over 20 countries. This is her first time to Vietnam.
Nnenna Minimah is a graduate student at WVU in the Master’s of Public Health program (MPH). Nnenna completed her undergraduate studies at WVU in Aug 2007 in psychology. She is a 2006 McNair scholar alum. Nnenna holds a interest in international public/mental health. She hopes this trip will give her the opportunity to “get my feet wet” in the area of international public health.
Chatman Neely ACSW,LCSW, Wheeling MSW Coordinator, WVU, Division of Social work. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neal Newfield, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at West
Virginia University and a social documentary photographer. He is a
psychiatric social worker and teaches courses on psychopathology, mental
health, and individual, marital and family therapy. Dr. Newfield is a
Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a columnist and contributing
editor for Social Work Today Magazine. His column for the magazine is
titled ?Picturing Social Work?. His most recent photographic exhibitions
have been at the WVU College of Creative Arts Mesaros Gallery, the
Ogelbay Institute?s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, Pittsburgh Film
Makers, and a series of shows at small galleries. His photographs can be
viewed on-line at http://web.mac.com/nealnewfield/.