John Doering-White successfully defended his dissertation entitled "In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail". His committee consisted of Laura Lein, Jason DeLeon (co-chairs), Andrew Shryock, Reuben Miller and Jorge Delva. He has accepted an Assistant Professor of Social Work position at the University of South Carolina, with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology.
Brian Perron presented, "Innovating administrative research through data science: Lessons learned from the U-M SSW Data Lab” at Tsinghua University in China. He also gave a workshop on "Writing and Publication Strategies in Social Work" hosted by the Tianjin University of Technology.
Associate Professor Robert Ortega and Professor Emeritus Charles Garvin’s new book,“Socially Just Practice in Groups” provides a comprehensive exploration of group practice through the lens of social work. The authors cover all stages of developing a group practice: getting started; establishing purpose, roles and tasks of the group; stages and phases of practice; and specific skills in assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Chapters contain case examples as well as exercise.
Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update for his service on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Professor William Elliott’s essay, “ Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts for a 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda” was published in the College Promise Campaign Policy Brief.
Professor William Elliott III essay “How Do You Weather a Short-Term Financial Crisis?” is published in New America.
Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari discusses accessibility and inclusion with the Cleveland Jewish News.
Associate Research Scientist Roland Zullo’s Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) analysis is featured in the Detroit Free Press. Zullo reviewed MDOT contracts and determined the State of Michigan spent $90 million more to hire private contractors for engineering and design work than it would have if it had maintained that work in-house over a three-year period.
Field Educator William Vanderwill was recognized by the Detroit City Council for his outstanding leadership in the field of social work in sports.
Associate Professor Terri Friedline wrote an op-ed "Want a Green New Deal? Then Challenge Global Capitalism" for The American Prospect. Friedline supports addressing inequities and rising global temperatures with the Green New Deal which challenges global capitalist activities that amplify racial and gender disparities in how people experience the effects of climate change.
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