Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Dissertation: Perceptions of HIV Positive African Immigrant Women on Gender-Based Violence, Gender Inequality and Risk for HIV Infection.
Committee: Dr. Noël Busch-Armendariz, Co-Chair; Dr. King Davis, Co-Chair; Drs. Gloria González-López (Sociology); Michele Rountree; and Dnika Travis. Anticipated completion: May 2013
Research Interests: Reproductive health, gender-based violence, sexual violence, women’s health, immigrants, refugees, spirituality and mindfulness
Teaching Interests: Foundations of Social Justice, Social Welfare Programs, Policies and Issues, Research Methods, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice with Groups, Dynamics of Organizations and Communities, Social Work Leadership in Human Services, and International Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work
School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York
School of Social Work, Brigham Young University, Utah
Selected Research Experience
Co-Investigator, Faith Partners, Inc. Engaged in data management and analysis for a program designed to increase the readiness of faith communities to support substance use prevention and recovery. Participated in the preparation of project-related grant application, reports, academic manuscripts and presentations.
June 2010-August 2010
Research Assistant, Dr. Michele Rountree, Utilized content analysis to conduct research on the substance abuse and mental health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Texas and reported on a statewide HIV evaluation project.
June 2009-August 2010
Research Assistant, Health Behavior Research & Training Institute, Center for Social Work Research, Participated in research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to implement a screening and brief intervention program in a trauma unit to decrease substance abuse. Also participated in research funded the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
Selected Teaching Experience
Assistant Instructor, Social Work Practice with Groups, The University of Texas at Austin
January 2012-May 2012
Assistant Instructor, Social Welfare Programs, Policies and Issues, The University of Texas at Austin
August 2011-May 2012
Assistant Instructor, Foundations of Social Justice, The University of Texas at Austin
January 2011-May 2011
Assistant Instructor, Social Work Research Methods, The University of Texas at Austin
Selected Practice Experience
Institute Administrator, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, Houston, TX
Development Director, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO
Senior Program Associate, Palladia, Inc., New York, NY
von Sternberg, K., Berger Cardoso, J., Jun, J. Learman, J., & Velasquez, M. (2012). An examination of the path between recent sexual violence and sexually transmitted infections. Women’s Health Issues, 22(3), e283-e292.
Travis, D.J., Learman, J., Brooks, D., Merrill, T., & Spence, R.T. (2012). The faith community, substance abuse, and readiness for change: A national study. Journal of Social Service Research, 38(2), 231-242.
Fowler, D., Faulkner, M., Learman, J. & Runnels, R. (2011). The influence of spirituality on service utilization and satisfaction for women residing in a domestic violence shelter. Violence Against Women, 17(10), 1244-1259.
Learman, J. & Thompson, S. (2012). Examining the relationship between intimate partner abuse and high-risk pregnancies. In L.V. Berhardt (Ed.), Advances in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 8. (249-266). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Selected Conference Presentations
Travis, D.J., Learman, J., Brooks, D., & Spence, R. (January 13, 2012). Assessing program fidelity of a faith community leadership training to support recovery from substance use disorders. Poster presented to the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), Washington, DC.
Learman, J., Jun, J., & Berger Cardoso, J. (September 11, 2011). Examining the path between sexual violence and sexually transmitted infections: The mediating role of multiple partners. Paper presented to International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.
Learman, J., & Tesh, M. (June 24, 2011). Self-compassion: A healing tool for survivors of intimate partner abuse. Paper presented to the Society for Spirituality and Social Work, Washington, DC.
Learman, J. (October 16, 2010). The Violence Against Women Act: A feminist policy analysis. Paper presented to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Portland, OR.
Awarded commemorative gift for “support and guidance to students with disabilities”, nominated by social work student, The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Exes Teaching Award, nominated by social work students, The University of Texas at Austin
Helen Farabee Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin
Patricia Puig & Joseph P. Mueller Dean’s Excellence Fund Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin
Patricia Stephens Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin