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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 tasks...

  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 earned a...

  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 of women's...

  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 research...

  5. Sallie R. Churchill Sallie R. Churchill »

    Sallie R. Churchill joined the faculty in 1964 as assistant professor. In 1967 she left the university to pursue her doctoral studies, returning in 1970. She was promoted to associate professor in 1971 and to professor in 1976. She was named professor emerita in 1996. Professor Churchill has contributed...

  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 director...

  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 well-being...

  8. 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. She has...

  9. 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 Work. Her...

  10. Phillip A. Fellin Phillip A. Fellin »

    Phillip Fellin joined the Michigan faculty as associate professor and director of the Office of Field Instruction 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 until...

  11. 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 the rehabilitation...

  12. 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 and was...

  13. 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 teachers...

  14. Jesse E. Gordon Jesse E. Gordon »

    Jesse E. Gordon joined the faculty as associate professor of social work in 1964, having been on the psychology faculty since 1959. One of the school's leading instructors in the area of research, Gordon played a major role in the integration of research and clinical practice. His teaching areas included...

  15. Leslie D. Hollingsworth Leslie D. Hollingsworth »

    Leslie Hollingsworth's research interests focus 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 examines perspectives and experiences...

  16. 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 surveys...

  17. 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 Health...

  18. 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 self-help...

  19. 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 intersections...

  20. 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 also...

  21. Frank F. Maple Jr. Frank F. Maple Jr. »

    Frank F. Maple, Jr., was appointed to the faculty in 1963 as assistant professor, coming to the school with social work practice in the public schools. He taught group work practice for many years, as well as family treatment and school social work. He has published in the areas of group composition...

  22. 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 their...

  23. Elizabeth Mutschler Elizabeth Mutschler »

    Elizabeth Mutschler joined the Michigan faculty as assistant professor in 1979 and was promoted to associate professor in 1984. From 1975 to 1978, she had served on the faculty of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She was named associate professor emeriti in 1997. Associate Professor Mutschler's...

  24. Thomas J. Powell Thomas J. Powell »

    Thomas Powell conducts research with mental health and substance use self-help groups. He has been an active participant in research on community support systems for consumers and family caregivers. As principal investigator for the NIMH-funded Center for Self-Help Research, he has collaborated with...

  25. Lawrence  Root Lawrence Root »

    Lawrence Root is a professor in University of Michigan's School of Social Work. His research and practice have focused on the intersection of employment and social welfare. He has directed programs and published in the areas of fringe benefits and social policy, employee assistance programs, aging...

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