Professor and New Initiatives Taskforce Coordinator
Phone: (618) 453-5358
Dr. Soliman is currently, the Coordinator/ Director of social work at SIU, He has rejoined the school of social work in 2004. He has many experience in research and services on the national and international levels. He was the co-chair and chair of the Disaster & traumatic stress Trak at CSWE 1995–2001. He served as the principle investigator of child welfare service grants ($6.5 million dollar) from 2013–2016. He was the Academic coordinator of the United Nations education program between SIU & UNRWA. Dr. Soliman also worked as a service consultant with UNDP Summer 2008-2009 in Syria. Additionally, he served as the Chair of Alber Humanitarian chair at Um Alquraa University Saudi Arabia 2013-2016. Dr. Soliman worked as a visiting professor at Qatar University 2016–2018. His research interest includes: 1) The impact of natural disaster on families and communities and various coping mechanisms utilized by human systems to achieve recovery, 2) School safety and school violence, 3) The impact of divorce on children, 4) Female vulnerability to sexual harassment and cross- cultural research on the evaluation of mental health services provided to families and communities; assessment of social services in poor communities.
A) Books and Chapters
Soliman, H. (2013). Social Work in the Middle East (an edited book). Routledge Asian Studies, Routledge, UK.
Mukherjee, D. & Soliman, H. (2011). A Social network approach to disaster planning: Implication to mitigation and response. In R. L. Ersing & K. A. Kost, (Eds), Surviving Disasters: The Role of Social Networks. Chicago: Lyceum Books.
Soliman, H. (2010) Ethical considerations in disasters: A Social work framework (pp. 223-240). In K. Danso & D. Gillespie, (Eds), Disaster Concepts and Issues: A Guide for Social Work Education and Practice. CSWE Publications.
Soliman, H. (2005). Human Behavior and the Social Environment. The University Institution for Research, Publication, and Distribution, Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).
Soliman, H., Albahar, M., Abdel-Megied, H. (2005). Generalist Social Work Practice with Mezzo and Macro Levels: Groups, Organizations and Communities. The University Institution for Research, Publication, and Distribution, Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).
Soliman, H., Albahar, M., & Abdel-Megied, H. (2004). Generalist Social Work Practice with Micro Level: Individuals and Families. The University Institution for Research, Publication, and Distribution, Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).
Soliman, A.A., Abdelmonem, A.A., & Koran, J. (2019). Adolescents’ Perception of the Threat of Sexual Harassment: The Development of an Index, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2019.1667469
Soliman, H. H., Koran, J. & Gomaa, A. (2018). Parents’ Perception of School Violence, Awareness of Risk Factors, and School Safety: An Ecological Perspective. International Journal of School Social Work: 3 (1), 1- 25. https://doi.org/ 10.4148/2161-4148.1033.
Soliman, H. H., Alsharqawi, N. I., & Younis, M. A. (2018). Is Tourism Marriage of Young Girls in Egypt a form of Child Sexual Abuse? A Family Exploitation Perspective. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Doi:10.1080/1080/10538712.2018.14259.45
Soliman, H. (2017). School social workers’ perception of school climate: An Ecological system perspective. International Journal of School Social Work, 2, (1) DOI:10.4148/2161-4148.1017
Soliman, H. (2017). Applying an Ethical Framework to Assess Organizations’ Decision Making Processes in Massive Disaster: The case of Katrina. The Malaysian Journal of Social Administration, 12, (1), 1-37.
Al-Zamil, A., Hejjazi, H., AlShargawi, N., Al-Meshaal, M., & Soliman, G. (2016). The Effects of Divorce on Saudi Girls' Interpersonal Adjustment. International Social Work Journal, 59(2), 177-191. DOI:10.1177/0020872813508571
Soliman, H., Alzamil, A., Alsharqawi, N., Hegazy, H., & Almeshaal, M. (2015). Measuring the impact of engaging in supportive housing services on quality of life for Saudi families. Social Service Research. DOI:10.1080/01488376.2014.994798