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David Hollister

Professor
Post-Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.S.W., University of Michigan

School of Social Work
Rm 105 PetersH
1404 Gortner Ave
Tel: 612/624-3695

Areas of Interest

Evaluation of Social Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization, Social Work with Immigrants, Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, International Social Development

Research Interests

Study of immigrants, homelessness, and child welfare
Study of impacts on immigrants of welfare-to-work transitions under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
Ongoing follow-up studies of MSW child welfare graduates career experiences

Service on Boards & Panels

1991 - present, Associate Secretary-General, International Consortium for Social Development.

Selected Publications

  1. Toft, J., Hollister, C.D., and Martin, M. (2013). The influence of paid work, race-ethnicity, and immigrant status on health care coverage after welfare reform in Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Social Work in Public Health, 28 (2), 67-80.

  2. Toft, J. and Hollister, C.D. (2013).  Welfare reform impacts on Hmong families in Minnesota. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 22 (1), 40-59.

  3. Nguyen, H.T. and Hollister, C.D. (2012).  Microfinance in Vietnam: Advantages and disadvantages from the perspectives of women participants. Social Development Issues, 34 (3), 81-93.

  4. Nguyen, H. T., Larson, A., & Hollister, C.D. (2011). Special education and child welfare involvement of immigrant and non-Immigrant children in Minnesota."  Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services at http://brycs.org/documents/upload/SpecialEduCW.pdf

  5. Hollister, C.D., Toft, J., and Martin, M. (2008). An exploratory study of the impacts of welfare reform on the well-being of families and children in the USA. Chapter 16 in Piotr Salustowicz (ed.), Social Policy and Social Work from an International Development Perspective. Munster, Germany: Lit Verlag: Verlag für wissenschaftliche Literatur.

  6. Hollister, C.D., Martin, M., Toft, J. & Yeo, J. (2005). Obstacles to welfare-to-work transitions for Somali, Hmong, and Latino immigrants in the United States. Social Development Issues, 27(2), 55-69.

  7. Martin, M., Hollister, C.D., Toft, J., Yeo, J. & Kim, Y. (2005). Work, race, and welfare reform: A study of the Minnesota Family Investment Program in Hennepin County, 1998-2002. CURA Reporter, 35 (1), 13-23.

  8. Hsieh, S. & Hollister, C.D. (2004). Examining gender differences in adolescent substance abuse behavior: Comparisons and implications or treatment. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 13 (3), 53-70.

  9. Hollister, D., Martin, M., Toft, J., Yeo, J. & Kim, Y. (2003). The Well-Being of Parents and Children in the Minnesota Family Investment Program in Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1998-2002. Research report, University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.

  10. Robin, S.C. & Hollister, C.D. (2002). Career paths and contributions of four cohorts of IV-E funded MSW child welfare graduates. Journal of Health and Social Policy, 15 (3/4), 53-67.

  11. Mehrotra, C.M., Hollister, C.D, & McGahey, L. (2001).  Distance Learning: Principles for Effective Design, Delivery and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  12. Menanteau-Horta, D. & Hollister, C.D. (2001). Globalization and interdisciplinary challenges for international social development: Reflections from the classroom. Social Development Issues, 23 (2,  3-10.

  13. Macy, J.A., Rooney, R.H., Hollister, C.D., & Freddolino, P.P. (2001). Evaluation of distance education programs in social work. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 18(3/4), 63-84.

  14. Hollister, C.D. & Kim, Y. (2001). Evaluating ITV-based MSW programs: A comparison of ITV and traditional graduates' perceptions of MSW program qualities. Journal of Human Services Technology, 18 (1/2), 89-100.

  15. Hollister, C.D. & McGee, G. (2000). Delivering substance abuse and child welfare content through interactive television. Research on Social Work Practice, 10 (4), 417-427.

  16. Hollister, C. D. & Mehrotra, C.M. (1999). Utilizing and evaluating ITV workshops for rural community leadership training. Journal of Human Services Technology, 16 (2/3), 35-45.

  17. Hollister, C.D., Martin, M. & Wanberg, C. (December, 1999). Findings from the Second Phase of a Study of the Transition from Welfare to  Work in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Research Report, University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

  18. Hollister, C. D., Martin, M. & Wanberg, C. (March, 1999). Findings from the First Phase of a Study of the Transition from Welfare to Work in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Research Report, University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

Selected Presentations

  1. Im, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2013, July).  Risk and Preventive Factors in Refugee Housing Instability. Paper presented to the 18th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Kampala, Uganda.

  2. Lightfoot, E. and Hollister, C.D. (2013, July).  Developing New Frontiers with Social Work Students through Short Term Overseas Study Tours.  Paper  presented to the 18th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Kampala, Uganda.

  3. Lightfoot, E. and Hollister, C.D. (2012, November).  Short Term Overseas Study Tours:  A Tool for Internationalizing Social Work Curricula.  Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.

  4. Im, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2012, January). Refugee Homelessness and Housing Insecurity In Socio-Ecological Contexts of Migration and Resettlement: Community Based Participatory Research with a Sequential Mixed Methods Design.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, DC.

  5. Hollister, C.D. and Lightfoot, E. (2011, March).  Advantages and Limitations of Short Term Overseas Study Tours for MSW Students.  Paper presented to the Conference on International Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 

  6. Nguyen, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2011, January).  Microfinance in Vietnam: A Formative Evaluation.  Paper presented to the 17th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  7. Nguyen, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2011, January). Immigrant and Non-immigrant Students in the Special Education and Child Protection Systems in Minnesota: a Cross- Sectional Study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Tampa, FL.

  8. Im, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2010, October). Unceasing Migration? A Social Ecological Model of Housing Stability Among Refugee Families.  Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.

  9. Hollister, C.D. and Nguyen, H. (2010, October). Special Education and Child Welfare Involvement of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Children.  Paper presented at the National Refugee and Immigrant Conference, Chicago, IL.

  10. Im, H. & Hollister, C.D.  (2010, June). The Role of Social Capital in Refugee Resettlement:  A Hidden Story of a Housing Crisis among Refugees. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Hong Kong.

  11. Nguyen, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2010, June). Women’s Experiences in Microfinance in Vietnam: Factors for Success and Failure.  Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Hong Kong.

  12. Im, Hyojin, Hollister, C.D., and Nguyen H. (2009, November). Social Capital and Risk and Preventative Factors for Stable Housing Among Refugees. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, San Antonio, TX.

  13. Hollister, C.D. and Walvig, T. (2009, July). New Immigrants and Welfare-to-Work Programs: A Study of Service Providers' Perceptions. Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Monterrey, Mexico. 

  14. Hollister, C.D. and Walvig, T.(2008, October). Immigrants’ Difficulties with TANF Requirements: An Exploratory Study of Service Providers’ Perceptions.  Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA.

  15. Dimock, Peter and C. David Hollister (2007, October).  Vietnam learning abroad: A close-up of the experience and its impact.  Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, San Francisco, CA.

  16. Hollister, C.D., Toft, J. & Martin, M. (2007, July).  Welfare Reform Impacts on Immigrant Hmong Families in the United States. Paper presented to the 15th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Hong Kong.

  17. Hollister, C.D. and Nelson, K. (2007, July). Teaching Social Development Approaches to Neighborhood Revitalization.  Paper presented to the 15th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Hong Kong.

  18. Hollister, C. D., Toft, J., and Martin, M. (2006, July).  An Exploratory Study of the Impacts of Welfare Reform on the Well-being of Families and Children in the USA.  Paper presented at the 2006 Biennial European ICSD Conference on Social policy and Social Work: Action and Interaction in the Context of Social Development, Warsaw, Poland.

  19. Mehrotra, C.M. & Hollister, C.D.  (2006, March). Tracking the Impact of an International Training Program in Aging.  Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the AmericanSociety on Aging and the National Council on the Aging, Anaheim, CA.

  20. Hollister, C.D. (2005, October).  The Well-Being of Parents and Children in the Minnesota Family Investment Program, 1998-2002.  Invited paper presented to the Oxford University Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminar series on ‘Promoting the well being of children:  What is ‘evidence’ and how can different kinds of evidence from research inform practice?’ sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Research into Parenting and Children, Oxford, England.

  21. Hollister, C.D. & Phan, P.T. (2005, July).  A Social Development Approach to Teaching about Globalization, Migration and Work with Immigrant Populations.   Paper presented to the 14th International Symposium of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Recife, Brazil.

  22. Hollister, C.D. & Mehrotra, C.M. (2005, April).  A Tracer Study of Participants in the Training Programmes of the International Institute on Ageing.  Paper presented to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ageing Advisory Group meeting on "Ageing Issues:  Past Experiences and Strategic Directions," Valletta, Malta. 

  23. Toft, J., Martin, M. & Hollister, D. (2005, February).  Racial-Ethnicity and Immigrant Status and the Minnesota TANF Program.  Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, New York, NY. 

  24. Toft, J., Hollister, D., & Martin, M. (2005, January). The Effects of Minnesota's TANF Program on the Well-Being of Children in Hennepin County". Paper presented to the meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Miami, FL