Mary K. Twis

Assistant Professor
Social Work
Annie Richardson Bass Building 2135

mary.twis@tcu.edu | 817-257-6157

Education

Ph.D., Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (2018)

MS, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (2010)

BS, Social Work, Texas State University (2007)

Courses Taught

Perspectives on Mental Health Practice - Graduate

Contemporary Topics in Social Work (Mental Health) - Undergraduate

Areas of Focus

Human trafficking
Domestic minor sex trafficking
Community and administrative practice
Program evaluation

(Last name formerly McCoy)

Nordberg, A., Praetorius, R.T., McCoy, M. K., Mitschke, D.B., Henderson, J. (2017). The impact of a death row exoneration testimonial on social work students: A teaching note. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 37(1), 87-99. doi: 10.1080/08841233.2016.1269865

Hohn, K., McCoy, M.K., Ivey, D., Praetorius, R.T., & Ude, P.U. (2017). Integrating faith and practice: A qualitative study of staff motivations. Social Work and Christianity, 44(4), 3-22.

McCoy, M.K., Nordberg, A., Hoefer, R., & Mellinger, M. (2017). Strengthening advocacy coalitions: Lessons for structure, engagement and effectiveness from an IPV coalition. Journal of Social Service Research, 43(4), 443-458. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2017.1289143.

Twis, M.K., Nguyen, A.P., & Nordberg, A. (2017). Intimate partner violence myths in police reports: A directed content analysis. Violence and Victims, 33(2), 351-367. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-17-00015

McCoy, M.K. (2017). Measurements of vulnerability to domestic minor sex trafficking: A systematic review. Journal of Human Trafficking, Published online before print October 26, 2017. doi: 10.1080/23322705.2017.1385334

Nordberg, A., Twis, M.K., Stevens, M.A., & Hatcher, S.S. (2018). Precarity and structural racism in Black youth encounters with police. Child and Adolescent Social Work, Published online before print April 30, 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10560-018-0540-x

Twis, M.K., Shelton, B. (2018). Systematic review of empiricism and theory in domestic minor sex trafficking research. Journal of Evidence Informed Social Work, Published online before print May 15, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23761407.2018.1468844

Hoefer, R., & Twis, M.K. Engagement techniques by human services nonprofits: A research note examining website best practices. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Published online before print June 25, 2018: doi: 10.1002/nml.21329

Last name formerly McCoy)

McCoy, M.K., Hoefer, R.H., & Nordberg, A. (2016, November). Stronger advocacy coalitions: Lessons for structure and effectiveness from an IPV coalition. Paper presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

McCoy, M.K., & Preble, K. Intersectional standpoint theory: A proposed model for advancing human trafficking research. Paper presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX.

McCoy, M.K. (2018, January). Measurements of vulnerability to domestic minor sex trafficking: A systematic review. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, DC.

McCoy, M.K., Phuong Nguyen, A., & Killian. M. (2018, January). The role of employment and self-efficacy in young women and their attitudinal acceptance of intimate partner violence: A quantitative study. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, DC.

Phuong Nguyen, A., & McCoy, M.K. (2018, January). Intimate partner violence myths in police reports: A directed content analysis. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Murphy, E., McCoy, M.K., Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., & Keaton, C. (2018, January). The power of communal song: Understanding the meaning of choir in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research. Washington, D.C.

Hoefer, R., & & Twis, M.K. (2018, July). Understanding how human service nonprofits engage website visitors using the Nonprofit Website Engagement Framework. Presentation at the International Society for Third-Sector Research. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Hoefer, R., & Twis, M.K. (2018, November). Improving nonprofits’ capacity to promote long-term stakeholder engagement through website design. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Twis, M.K. (2018, November). Predictors of types of victim-trafficker relationships: Recommendations for interprofessional counter-trafficking efforts. Presentation at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Terry Foundation Scholar
Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year (2017)
Phi Kappa Phi Inductee

LMSW (2010-2016)
LMSW-AP (2016-present)
(License number 54248)

Council on Social Work Education
Society for Social Work and Research

Council on Social Work Education APM abstract reviewer (2018)

Reviewer for the Journal of Human Trafficking and Social Work (2016-present)