Social and Behavioral Sciences
||B.A. Colorado State University;
M.A. Colorado State University;
M.A. Ohio State University;
Ph.D. Ohio State University
Having taught at ODU since 2003, Ukockis has also taught for the Ohio State University College of Social Work and the History departments at the University of Connecticut and Colorado State University. In 2003, Ukockis was named “Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year” by the OSU College of Social Work.
Her academic record includes graduate work in Social Work (she earned her PhD in 2007) and History. Currently, her research interests include caregiving (both for the elderly and the seriously ill), cultural competence, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She has been involved in numerous community service projects, including chairing the Legislative Committee of the National Association of Social Workers and mentoring children in foster care.