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  1. Paula Allen-Meares Paula Allen-Meares

    Paula Allen-Meares served as dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work from February 1993 to August 2008 and became dean emerita in January 2009, when she was appointed chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dean Emerita Allen-Meares' research interests include the ...

  2. Oscar A. Barbarin III Oscar A. Barbarin III

    Dr. Oscar Barbarin, Chair and Professor of the African American Studies Department (with joint faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Barbarin is the former Lila L. and Douglas J. Hertz Endowed Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Tulane University. He ...

  3. William C. Birdsall William C. Birdsall

    William Birdsall joined the School of Social Work as an associate professor of social work in 1973 and was named associate professor emeritus in 2001. His major interests were in policy analysis and program evaluation. He has done extensive work around policies regarding prevention and treatment ...

  4. Letha A. Chadiha Letha A. Chadiha

    Professor; Co-director, Community Liaison Core in the Michigan Center on Urban African American Aging Research Letha Chadiha specializes in caregiving by African American women to older African Americans. Also specializing in research on recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse elders in ...

  5. Barry N. Checkoway Barry N. Checkoway

    Professor Barry Checkoway is an internationally-recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the South Bronx, Detroit, ...

  6. Tom A. Croxton Tom A. Croxton

    Tom Croxton joined the University of Michigan School of Social Work as an assistant professor in 1964 and was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and professor in 1975. He was named professor emeritus in 2001. Professor Croxton came to the school with professional practice experience as ...

  7. Sandra K. Danziger Sandra K. Danziger

    Sandra Danziger is professor of social work and research professor of public policy. Her primary research interests are the effects of public programs and policies on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and social service programs, demographic trends in child and family ...

  8. Ruth E. Dunkle Ruth E. Dunkle

    Professor Ruth Dunkle's research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on gerontology. Recent research projects include "Mothers of Adult Daughters with a Serious Mental Illness: The Experience of African Americans and Whites" and "An Historical Perspective of Social Service Delivery in Detroit ...

  9. Kathleen Coulborn  Faller Kathleen Coulborn Faller

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Professor Emerita of Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan; Director, Family Assessment Clinic Kathleen Coulborn Faller is involved in research, clinical work, teaching, training, and writing in the area of child welfare. ...

  10. Sheila C. Feld Sheila C. Feld

    Sheila Feld joined the School of Social Work as an associate professor in 1969 and was promoted to professor in 1972. She held posts of assistant dean from 1971 to 1981 and head of the doctoral program from 1982 to 1989. From 1991 to 1993, she was interim associate dean of the School of Social ...

  11. Phillip A. Fellin Phillip A. Fellin

    Phillip Fellin joined the Michigan faculty as associate professor and director of the Office of Field Eduation in 1965. Six years later he was appointed dean of the school, serving in this position from 1971 to 1981. After his deanship, Fellin continued on the faculty as professor of social work ...

  12. Charles D. Garvin Charles D. Garvin

    Charles Garvin was appointed to the faculty as assistant professor in 1965, moving though the ranks to full professor in 1972. He was named professor emeritus in 2001. Professor Garvin's major interests are the development of effective procedures for all types of social work with groups and for ...

  13. Rose C. Gibson

    Rose C. Gibson joined the University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology as a research investigator in 1979. She was promoted to assistant research scientist in 1982 and associate research scientist in 1984. She joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in 1985 as an associate professor ...

  14. Martha N. Gizynski

    Martha Gizynski became a lecturer at the school in 1969 while working in the university's Institute of Human Adjustment, and she was appointed as assistant professor of social work in 1974. Her retirement in 1986 as associate professor emerita marked the departure of one of the most accomplished ...

  15. Leslie D. Hollingsworth Leslie D. Hollingsworth

    Leslie Hollingsworth retired on 5/31/2016. Her research interests have focused on circumstances surrounding the lives of vulnerable children and families across the child welfare and mental health systems and their implications for social work practice and policy. Her adoption-related research ...

  16. Berit  Ingersoll-Dayton Berit Ingersoll-Dayton

    Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton is interested in social support and clinical research with respect to families in later life. Within the area of social support, she focuses on positive and negative aspects of support, gender differences, issues of equity and reciprocity, and cross-cultural ...

  17. Srinika D. Jayaratne Srinika D. Jayaratne

    Professor Emeritus Siri Jayaratne has been studying the effects of work stress on the health and well-being of social workers since 1979, and is currently working with colleagues analyzing data from a longitudinal study of child welfare workers. His program of research has included four national ...

  18. Harold R. Johnson Harold R. Johnson

    Harold R. Johnson was appointed to the faculty in 1969 as professor of social work. Prior to joining the faculty, he had held leadership positions in a variety of public and voluntary social welfare agencies. He was also professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public ...

  19. Edith C. Kieffer Edith C. Kieffer

    Professor Edith C. Kieffer, MPH, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Social Work, conducts research addressing health and health care disparities. She has extensive experience planning, conducting and analyzing data from qualitative formative research and intervention research studies in ...

  20. Sherrie A. Kossoudji Sherrie A. Kossoudji

    Sherrie A. Kossoudji is presently an associate professor in the School of Social Work and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Economics. Her principal research area is immigration. She has written numerous articles on the legal status of immigrant workers in the United States and ...

  21. Armand Lauffer Armand Lauffer

    Armand Lauffer joined the School of Social Work as an associate professor in 1968 and was promoted to professor of social work in 1973. He retired as professor emeritus in 2001. Professor Lauffer's current interests include fundraising and resource allocation in the nonprofit sector, community ...

  22. Laura  Lein Laura Lein

    Laura Lein is the former dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work (2009-2016). Formerly professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), she was a respected researcher and teacher from 1985 to 2008. She has served as principal investigator on ...

  23. Edith A. Lewis Edith A. Lewis

    Associate Professor Edith Lewis's primary research interests include methods used by women of color to offset personal, familial, community, and professional role strain. To date, this has included involvement in studies identifying strengths within African-American women's communities; the ...

  24. Shirley A. Lockery Shirley A. Lockery

    Shirley Lockery joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1990 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1998. Prior to her appointment at the School of Social Work, Lockery earned a certificate in gerontology and practiced for many years as a registered nurse. She ...

  25. Susan C. McDonough Susan C. McDonough

    Susan C. McDonough is an associate research scientist in the School of Social Work and in the Center for Human Growth and Development and is involved in research, teaching, and clinical work with families of young children. Her research program is funded through NIMH and follows 260 infants and ...

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