Chatting with Chumbler - May 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 14:15

Social work addresses societal concerns and the well-being of people to ensure they have equal access to resources, services and opportunities. Social workers encourage change by striving to end discrimination, oppression, poverty and other forms of social injustice. On this episode of Chatting with Chumbler, Dean Neale Chumbler sits down takes a deep dive into the UNT College of Health and Public Service Department of Social Work to learn more about what it means to be a social worker.


You did the work, why aren’t you telling anyone?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:46

Why what you’re publishing matters.

As academicians, one of our primary duties is to produce new knowledge through our research and scholarship activities. It is a core function of what we are as faculty members because this novel knowledge generated from our research enhances the uptake of evidence into routine clinical practice and policy making. It also can help our students because we are able to impart this recently developed evidence to better inform them for the workplace or their continued educational training.

This generation of new knowledge can take on several...


Vlog 4 - Behavior Analysis

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 15:50

Did you know that behavior analysis is about more than shaping the behavior of people and organizations? It includes animals, too.


Dean's Vlog 3 - Thanks for being a part of our journey

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 16:13

Description: We held our UNT College of Health and Public Service All-College Strategic Planning Retreat last Thursday and Friday and it has left us feeling energized. Here's a quick summary of where we're at in our journey.


Foresight – looking into a crystal ball

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:47

In the past few blogs, I’ve been covering the three things that I was told, if not taken into consideration, can impact your ability to properly create and execute transformation, in our case, a new strategic plan – hindsight, insight and foresight. I’ve already written about hindsight and insight (yes, and Yacht Rock) by leading us through stories of the past and present of the organization; but, today I’d like to discuss foresight.

You are probably hoping that this is it with Yacht Rock and not the Yacht Rock favorite, “This is it”, by Kenny Loggins. But, before I depart from...


My First Vlog!

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 17:02


Sailing into the future – some insight

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 15:23

I was listening to Steely Dan’s album “Aja” the other day and it inspired me to write this blog because I felt a strong connection between their songs and the journey we’re taking as a college. Bear with me as I explain. I’m often asked what genre of music I like the most and my response is always “Yacht Rock” (a broad soft rock music style originating in the late 1970s, early 1980s on the West Coast) to most people’s chagrin. Hey, judge me if you want, I’ve got thick skin. If you are not familiar with it, I understand. Yacht Rock does not currently have a SiriusXMâ station in...


Blog 3 - Hindsight isn't always 20/20

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:44

In advance of our all-college strategic planning retreat November 29 and 30, I’ve been reaching out to Dr. Daniel J. Pesut, the proven strategic planning expert we’ve been working with, and he recently provided me with some key nuggets of information that I’d like to pass on to you.

He mentioned that there are three things that, if not taken into consideration, can impact your ability to properly create and execute transformation, in our case, a new strategic plan – hindsight, insight and foresight. In this blog, I plan on concentrating on hindsight, and following blogs...


We the People… of the College of HPS

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:09

If you’ve ever visited my office, you may have noticed that I display the Constitution of the United States of America on my wall. Even if you haven’t stopped by, you may now be wondering, “Why the US Constitution? What’s its significance to Dean Chumbler?” Whatever your belief system or political thoughts on the document, it holds true that its framers were courageous, gutsy and pioneering for their time. They worked painstakingly to draft a document that led to progress and was created so that it could be amended as the nation evolved. As we embark on strategic planning as...