Monica Leisey

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: AB-202
Phone: 978-542-6553
Email: monica.leisey@salemstate.edu
Resume: Monica Leisey [DOCX 61KB]

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1025 21 SWK797 Seminar: Social Work Practice

Professional Interests

Areas of Scholarship:

  • The teaching of social work (Social Work adragogy and pedagogy)
  • The intersection of domestic violence and aging
  • Leadership and Power - especially within social work academic community

Selected Publications

Leisey, M., Holton, V. Davey, T., (2011 – in press). An Impact Assessment of University-Community Seed Grant Programs: Positive Unanticipated Outcomes. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.


Secret, M., Leisey, M., Lanning, S., Polich, S., Schaub, J. (2010). Faculty perceptions of the scholarship of teaching and learning: Definition, activity level and merit considerations at one university. The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(3), 1-20.


Boykins, A., Alvanzo, A., Carson, S., Forte, J., Leisey, M., Plichta, S., (2010). Minority Women Victims of Sexual Violence in the Emergency Department: Disparities in Incident History. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(3), 453-461.
Leisey, M.R., Kupstas, P., & Cooper, A. (2009). Domestic Violence in the Second Half of Life. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 21(2), 141-155.


Leisey, M.R (2009). The Journey Project: Providing Health Information to Mitigate Health Disparities. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(1), 30-33.
Leisey, M.R (2009). Qualitative Inquiry and the IRB: Protection at all Costs? Journal of Qualitative Social Work, 7(4), 415-426.


Leisey, M.R. (2007). Viewpoints from a Social Work Information Specialist in Context: Thoughts for Consumer Health Librarians. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 11(4), 15-22.


Leisey, M.R. & Shipman, J.P. (2007). Information Prescriptions: A Barrier to Fulfillment. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 95(4), 435–438.

Selected Presentations

Leisey, M.R. (November, 2011). The Politics of Successful Aging: Excavation or Storying? Presentation at the 12th Annual Transforming Social Work Practice, Education & Inquiry Conference. Burlington, VT

Leisey, M. (2011, May). On Becoming an Academician: An autoethnography. Paper presentation at the 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Leisey, M.R. (2007, April). A Constructivist Inquiry into the Meaning of the Term Domestic Violence.  Paper presentation at the Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Leisey, M.R. (2007, April). Attending to the Politics of the “Politics of Research”.  Paper presentation at the Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Leisey, M.R. Cooper, A., Kupstas, P.K. (2006, November). Domestic Violence in the Second Half of Life.  Paper presentation at the first International Conference on Violence against Women, Montréal, Quebec.

Howell, M., Leisey, M. Hurst, C.G. (2006, May). Co-creating Social Justice in the Classroom: A Gadamerian Approach to Teaching. Paper presentation at the 2nd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, Il.

Howell, M.L., & Leisey, M.R. (2011, October). Does Stimulating Metacognition Improve Learning In Social Work Research Courses?  Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA

Leisey, M.R., & Secret, M. (2011, October). Research in the Classroom: Is It scholarship?  Presentation at the 57th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA

Leisey, M. & Keyser-Marcus, L. (2011, January) Increased Family and Social Problems for Women with Alcohol and Cocaine or Opiate Dependence. Poster Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Tampa, FL.

Davey, T.L.,Holton, V., & Leisey, M.R. (2010, October). Community Engagement Grants: What are they good for?   Poster presentation at the 56th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Portland, OR.

Leisey, M.R. (2010, October). Exploring Urban Professional Preparedness in Responding to Abuse Among Older Adults.   Poster presentation at the 56th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Portland, OR.

Leisey, M.R. (2007, October). The Multiple Meanings of the Term Domestic Violence: A Constructivist Inquiry.   Paper presentation at the 53rd Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Leisey, M.R. & Shipman, J.P. (2007, May). The Journey Project.   Poster presentation at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Leisey, M.R. (2006, May). Understanding the Problem: A Policy Analysis of the Problem of Domestic Violence. Paper presentation at The 2006 Policy Conference. Washington, DC.

Leisey, M.R. & Shipman, J.P. (2006, May). Information Prescriptions: Real and Perceived Barriers to Fulfillment. Poster presentation at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Phoenix, AZ.

Cooper, A., Leisey, M.R., Kupstas, P.  (2006, April). What women in the second half of life have to say about domestic and sexual violence.  Poster presentation 27th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society.  Lexington, KY.

Leisey, M. (2006, March). A Constructivist Inquiry into Domestic Violence. Paper presentation at the 43rd Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Howell, M., Leisey, M. Hurst, C.G. (2006, February). Co-creating Social Justice in the Classroom: A Gadamerian Approach to Teaching. Paper presentation at the 52nd Annual council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Chicago, Il.

Leisey, M. (2006, February). Collaborating to End Domestic violence in the Second Half of Life. Poster presentation at the 52nd Annual council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. Chicago, Il.

Leisey, M. & Plummer, S. (2005, February). Exploring the Paradoxes between Domestic violence Services and the Criminal Justice System. Paper presentation at the 51st Annual council on Social Work Education Program Meeting. New York, NY.

Abell, M.L., Davey, T.L., & Leisey, M. (2004, January) An Evaluation of a Multiple Family Group (MFG) Weekend Retreat for At-Risk Families. Poster Presentation at the 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.