The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare welcomes 19 new Fellows for the Class of 2020, including the School of Social Work Professor Geoff Greif, PhD. The Academy is honoring the depth of their leadership in research and practice, advancement of equity and commitment to social good.
The induction ceremony occurs January 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., during the Society for Social Work and Research’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
The featured induction speaker is Dr. Ron Avi Astor, who holds the Marjory Crump Chair Professorship in Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, with a joint appointment in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He will present “Safe and Welcoming Schools: Preventing Bullying and Promoting Well-Being Worldwide Through a Social Work School Reform Approach.” A reception follows.
Greif joins other UMSSW faculty members who are AASWSW Fellows, including Dean Richard Barth, Dean Emeritus Jesse Harris, and former faculty members Michael Reisch and Diane DePanfilis.
The newest members of the Academy include:
Laura Abrams, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Kimberly A. Bender, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver
Lucy Berliner, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Robert J. Chaskin, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Charles Emlet, School of Social Work & Criminal Justice, University of Washington Tacoma
Judith G. Gonyea, School of Social Work, Boston University
Geoffrey Greif, School of Social Work, University of Maryland
Colleen Grogran, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Todd Herrenkohl, School of Social Work, University of Michigan
Joseph A. Himle, School of Social Work & School of Medicine, University of Michigan
Jill S. Levenson, School of Social Work, Barry University
Elizabeth Lightfoot, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
Kathleen Pottick, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
Benjamin Saunders, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Margaret S. Sherraden, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Stone, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
Marylou Sudders, Department of Health and Senior Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor's Office
Jerome Wakefield, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
Suzanne Wenzel, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California