Marty Dewees

Audio Logging and Production

Marty Dewees works in the Archives where she thoroughly enjoys her role in the Vermont Folklife Center’s ethnographic goals. Through logging oral histories and helping to select compelling pieces for exhibit, she happily participates in the Center’s narrative story telling process.

She is also an Associate Professor Emerita from the University of Vermont Department of Social Work. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, a MEd in counseling from West Chester State, PA, a MSW from Adelphi University, and a PhD in social welfare from SUNY Albany. She was a staff social worker at Vermont State Hospital and later became clinical supervisor for Spectrum, Inc., a youth agency in Burlington, VT. During her doctoral studies she returned to the State Hospital to be Chief of Social Work Services for the following five years. She then joined the University of Vermont faculty in the Department of Social Work where her scholarship related to mental health, narrative practice, global human rights, contemporary theory, and the interface of the mental health and the domestic and sexual violence systems. After retirement, Marty became treasurer of the New York Board of her sister’s NGO in Palawan, Philippines, which focuses on women’s reproductive health, safety, and human rights. She also joined the volunteer staff at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh where she acts as docent and is now on the Board as well.