Faculty & Staff

D. Gaye Watson Warthe

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Administrative Title: Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning - Faculty of Health, Community and Education

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

Phone: 403.440.6441
Email: gwarthe@mtroyal.ca

Dr. Gaye Watson Warthe, RSW, is the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary. In 2018, Gaye was recognized by the Alberta Government for her innovative contributions to family violence prevention. Gaye is the principle investigator on a dating violence prevention project, a multi-year dating violence incidence and prevalence study, and a study to explore men’s experiences of dating violence in post-secondary. Gaye is the President of the board of Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and a past board member with Discovery House, RESOLVE Alberta and SHIFT.

Areas of Instruction 

  • Dating, domestic and sexual violence
  • Social work practice
  • Community development
  • Social work groups

Areas of Scholarship 

  • Assessment and intervention
  • Dating, domestic and sexual violence
  • Prevention
  • Social work education
  • Disaster preparedness

Selected Publications 

Kostouros, P., & Warthe, D.G. (2020). Protocols and practices in emergency evacuation of women fleeing abuse. Greenwich Social Work Review, 1(1), 1-10.

Warthe, D. G. Dating, domestic and sexual violence policies and education for post-secondary institutions. Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse RESOLVE News, 19(2), 5.

Kostouros, P., Warthe, D.G., Carter-Snell, C. Impacting a campus community when students step up. Communique (Vol. 17(1) pp. 31 – 33).

Kostouros, P., Warthe, D.G., Carter-Snell, C., Burnett, C. Stepping Up: A focus on facilitator development. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (Vol. 53(2) pp. 218-229). doi:10.1080/19496591.2016.1143831

Selected Presentations 

Pauls, M., Warthe, D. G., Winterdyk, J. Preventing domestic violence: An international overview Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues and Trends.

Relevant Community Service 

  • President of the Board, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
  • Member, Registration Committee, Alberta College of Social Workers
  • Board Member, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society, 2006-2016
  • Steering Committee Member, RESOLVE Alberta, 2006-2018
  • Advisory Committee, SHIFT - The Project to End Domestic Violence, 2020-2014