University of Maryland, Baltimore President Dr. Bruce Jarrell has approved a recommendation from the School of Social Work promoting Shoshana Ringel, MSW, LCSW-C, PhD, to the rank of Associate Professor Emeritus.
Jarrell said in a letter announcing the news that "Through her teaching, scholarship, and service, Dr. Ringel has demonstrated excellence as a faculty member." Sentiments echoed strongly by University of Maryland School of Social Work Dean Judy L. Postmus, MSW, ACSW. "Dr. Ringel's contributions to not only our school, but to the social work profession, through her exceptional teaching and research work is to be applauded. Her impact has been great and deserving of this high honor."
Ringel joined the UMSSW faculty in 2002 and was a nine-time winner of the Dean's Teaching Award at the School. The author of five books, Ringel researched and wrote extensively on the issues of trauma, grief, advanced social work practice and attachment theory. Ringel has had 30 articles published in referred journals, authored 15 book chapters, and made numerous presentations around the country and abroad. Ringel retired from the School of Social Work in 2021.
Ringel earned her Bachelor's degree and a Master's of Social Work degree from Hunter College in New York. She earned her PhD from Smith College in Massachusetts.