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Greif Inducted Into American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

January 16, 2020    |  

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.

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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