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Norma L. Radin

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology Graduate - 1969

The Norma Radin Collegiate Professorship of Social Work is named for Norma Radin, Ph.D., a member of the University of Michigan School of Social Work faculty from 1969 until 1992. She was recognized as a leading scholar in the areas of child development and parenting with particular emphasis on the nontraditional family, and was best known for her research addressing the influence of fathers and grandfathers on young children. She wrote extensively on early childhood education interventions, and was an expert in school social work.

Paula Allen-Meares Ph.D. is the first Norma Radin Collegiate Professor of Social Work. Paula Allen-Meares has served as Dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work since 1993. During that time, the School has risen to the top tier of the schools nationwide. She earned an MSW and a PhD in social work and educational administration from the University of Illinois, and she holds a Management Institute Certificate from Harvard University and a Management of Managers Certificate from the University of Michigan School of Business.

Dean Allen-Meares is higly regarded for her research on the tasks and functions of social workers in educaitonal settings, and her many books and articules have influenced our understanding of psychopathology in children, adolescents, and families; adolescent sexuality; and premature parenthood. Allen-Meares has served as editor of key journals and on a number of prominent national committees. Most recenlty, she was named president-elect of the prestigious Society for Social Work Research, and as the 2000 recipient of the University of Michigan Women of Color Task Force Woman of the Year Award in Leadership.

Dissertation Title

Childrearing antecedents of cognitive development in lower-class preschool children.

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Year Degree   School
1969 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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