Beth Archer-Kuhn

Associate Professor

Calgary Campus

PhD

University of Windsor, School of Social Work

Family Mediation Certificate

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

MSW, Area of specialization: Child and family treatment.

University of Windsor, School of Social Work

BSW

University of Windsor, School of Social Work

Contact information

Location

MacKimmie Tower : MT414

Courses

Not currently teaching any courses.

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Research areas

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • International
  • Health, Mental Health and Wellness

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Studying system responses to child custody and domestic violence.
  • Development and evaluation of child custody, children’s mental health, and child welfare
  • Understanding child welfare workers practice with families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Exploring inquiry-based learning in social work education from student and instructor perspective
  • Understanding risk and trust in higher education specific to inquiry-based learning

Current Research 

Principal Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant

  • Impacts of Shared Parenting on Women and Young Children: The Importance of Differentiating Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
  • 2-year project

Co- Principal Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant

  • Students in Driver Seats: Informational Interviews for Careers, Entrepreneurship and Research
  • 2-year project

Principal Investigator – Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Teaching Scholar Award

  • Shifting Educational Practices with Inquiry-Based Learning: Aspiring to Meet the Educational Needs of Today’s Learner
  • 3-year project

Co-Principal Investigator – Social Science Humanities Research Council Connection Grant & University of Prince Edward Island, Internal Grant

  • Reigniting curiosity and inquiry in higher education: A working conference
  • 12-month project

Co-Principal Investigator – Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

  • Developing trust in students, professors and the process within short-term higher education inquiry-based learning environment
  • Grounded Theory
  • 2-year project

Biography

Beth Archer-Kuhn joined the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary in August 2015. She brings with her twenty-five years of practice experience, starting in child welfare. Beth was employed in children’s mental health for 23 years as a clinical social worker, clinical director of services, and executive director. For 15 years, Beth completed child custody and access evaluations for the family court in Ontario.

Beth’s research experience and interests include the overlap of child custody decision-making and domestic violence. The implications of this work invite partnerships in the fields of social work, child welfare, children’s mental health, domestic violence shelters and law.  As a Teaching Scholar, Beth’s second area of research is social work education with a specific interest in inquiry-based learning, on campus, on-line and study abroad.  Beth integrates research and teaching to support student learning as critically reflexive practitioners. She teaches across programs, clinical, ICD, leadership, and across levels of programs, BSW, MSW, and PhD.


Awards

2021                Lind, C., & Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council, Partnership Engage Grant, $24,942, Advancing the Children's Cottage Society program evaluation framework: An examination of programs and tools for evidence-informed decision-making

2021                Engstrom, S., Choate, P., Dean, Y., Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Investigator – International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), $4000 (USD) to support a project, Social work crosses borders but does our education?

2020                McMillan, C., Schmidt Hanbidge, A., Archer-Kuhn, B., Boynton, H., & Hughes, J. Co-Investigator - D2L Innovation Guild Fund, $24,650 to support a project, Understanding trauma-informed pedagogy in online education during turbulent times

2020                Wallengren-Lynch, M., Blanco Carrasco, M., Segrev, E., Mitra vom Berg, N., Henglien, L., Earls Larrison, T., Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Investigator – International Association of Schools of Social Work, $1500 to support a project, An international perspective on the use of journaling to promote social work student’s transformative learning and resilience during COVID-19

2020                Tam, D., Lei, J., Kwok, S.M., Kwok, S., Dimitropoulos, G., Kwok, R., Zhao, X., Burke, S., Archer-Kuhn, B., Lee, B., & Samson, P. Co-Investigator – Social Science Humanities Research Council, Partnership Development Grant, $199,700 to support a project, Promising Practices for Children and Youth: A Model of Canada-China Collaboration

2019                Archer-Kuhn, B., Saini, M., Hughes, J. & Tam, D. Principal Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council $68,410.00, Impacts of Shared Parenting on Women and Young Children: The Importance of Differentiating Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

2019                Rancourt, D., & Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council $57,000.00, Students in Driver Seats: Informational Interviews for Careers, Entrepreneurship and Research           

2019                Archer-Kuhn, B. Principal Investigator – Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Teaching Scholars Award $40,000.00, Shifting Educational Practices with Inquiry-Based Learning: Aspiring to Meet the Educational Needs of Today’s Learner – awarded

2018                McKinnon, S. & Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Principal Investigator - Social Science Humanities Research Council $24,798.00, Working Conference

2018                Archer-Kuhn, B., & McKinnon, S. Principal Investigator - Taylor Institute, Teaching and Learning Grant, University of Calgary $38,368.80 to explore Developing Trust in Students, Professors, and the Process within Short-term Higher Education Inquiry-based Learning Environments - awarded

2018                McKinnon, S., & Archer-Kuhn, B. Co-Investigator – University of Prince Edward Island, Internal Research Grant $4290 to explore risk and trust in inquiry-based learning - awarded

2017                Archer-Kuhn, B., Lee, Y, Hewson, J., & Burns, V. Principal Investigator - Faculty of Social Work Teaching Development Grant  $9,960 to explore inquiry-based learning in undergraduate social work education:  A mixed methods 2-year project exploring IBL on campus – awarded.