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Hollister

C.David Hollister

Professor Emeritus
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: 612/625-6006

Download Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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., and 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 Literature.

  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.

Selected Presentations

  1. Hollister, C.D. (2017, July).  Teaching about Resettlement in a Time of Uncertainty about Refugee and Immigration Policies.  Presented to the 20th Internaitonal Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, Zagreb, Croatia. 

  2. Im, H. and Hollister, C.D. (2016, June). Social Capital and Housing Experiences of Refugees Resettling in the U.S. Presented to the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, Korea.

  3. Hollister, C.D. and Lightfoot, E.  (2016, June). Developing an International Specialization in Social Work Education.  Presented to the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, Korea. 

  4. Hollister, C.D. and Lightfoot, E. (2015, July).  Creating an International Specialization in a School of Social Work.  Presented to the 19th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, SIM University, Singapore.

  5. Hollister, C.D. and Dimock, P. (2015, July). Designing & Implementing a Study Abroad Course for MSW Students: An Example from Turkey.  Presented to the 19th International Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development, SIM University, Singapore.

  6. Hollister, C.D., Dimock, P., and Arneson, M.  (2014, June).  Designing and Implementing a Study Abroad Course for MSW Students:  An Example from Turkey.  Presented to the Conference on International Social Work, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

  7. 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. 

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

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

  10. 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.