Gaye Warthe


Academic Title: Associate Professor
Administrative Title: Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning — Faculty of Health, Community and Education


Areas of Instruction:

Communication, Social Work Practice, Counselling Skills, Grief and Loss, Methods, Group Practice, Violence Across the Lifespan, Family Practice.

PhD University of Calgary, 2011
MSW University of Calgary, 1988
BSW University of Calgary, 1981

Phone : 403-440-6441
E-mail: gwarthe@mtroyal.ca


Scholarly Interests:

• Dating violence, domestic violence, policy, violence prevention, scale development

Professional Community Service Interests:

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters – Board member; Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society – Board member; RESOLVE – Steering Committee Member; Alberta College of Social Workers – Registration Committee

Research and Scholarly Projects:

Warthe, D.G., Kostouros, P., Carter-Snell, C., & Tutty, L.M. (2013). Stepping Up: A peer-to-peer dating violence prevention project on a post-secondary campus. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies.

Keynote/Invited presentation:

Warthe, D.G. (2015, June 17). "Perspectives on sexual violence and youth". Presented to Federal-Provincial Territorial Status of Women Forum. Presented at Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Invited Speaker.

Warthe, D.G. (2014, October 15). "Prevention (of Family Violence)". Presented to The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, Alberta Human Services, Alberta Health Service and organizations funded by these groups. Presented at Ending Family Violence: Intervention to Prevention A Family Violence Research Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta. Invited Speaker. Keynote Speaker.

Conference Presentations

Warthe, D.G. (2015, May 24). Sexual Violence, Alcohol Harms, & Mental Health/Illness: Whole Person, Whole Campus Issue. Presented at Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), Pre-conference, Panel Presentation, Vancouver, BC. Co-presenters: Kostouros, P., Sanford, J., Unruh, A., McElary, K.

Warthe, D.G., Kostouros, P., & Carter-Snell, C. (2015, April 9). Stepping Up: Reducing Dating Violence on Post-Secondary Campuses. Presented at 2015 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Campus Responses (New Orleans, Louisiana). (Role: Presenter).

Warthe, D.G., McManus, C., Kostouros, P., & Carter-Snell, C. (2014, October 6). Stepping Up: Preventing Dating Violence in a Post-Secondary Environment. Presented at Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE) Research Day (Winnipeg, Manitoba). (Role: Presenter).


Warthe, D.G. (2011). The development of the Dating Relationship Scales for Young Adults (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Calgary. (Supervisor: Tutty, L.M.).


Warthe, D.G., & Tutty, L.M. (2015, March 19). Using Survey Data to Monitor Dating Violence and Prompt Prevention on a University Campus. Presented at National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (Washington, DC).