The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected fellows for their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work that advances social good. They will be inducted during public ceremonies at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Conference, January 13, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Election into the AASWSW is through a process common to many scholarly academies involving confidential nomination by current Fellows and election by a super-majority of Fellows. The establishment of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2009 represented an effort by the leading national social work organizations to strengthen the field’s capacity for rigorous analysis that can guide effective human services policies, programs, and practices, is intended to encourage and recognize outstanding research, scholarship, and practice that contribute to a sustainable, equitable, and just future.
“The Fellows of the Academy are all strong leaders in integrating scientific methods and social work practice and policy and an enormous resource for the field. I am delighted that 15 more Fellows will be inducted as this will significantly strengthen the range and impact of our work to address the grand challenges facing our society.” said AASWSW President Richard Barth, Dean of the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.
Induction will be preceded by a talk given by Fellow Michael Sherraden, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, and Director, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St Louis.
This year marks a special Induction Ceremony, as the Academy welcomes incoming President, Sarah Gehlert, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Washington University in St Louis, and Vice President, Gail Steketee, Dean, Boston University, School of Social Work. Additionally the conference theme is a Grand Challenge for Social Work: Ensuring Healthy Development for All Youth.
The incoming Fellows are:
Anita Barbee, PhD Professor and Distinguished University Scholar University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work
Gary Bowen, PhD Dean and Kenan Distinguished Professor The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Social Work
Maria Cancian, PhD Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin-Madison, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Dennis P. Culhane, PhD Professor and Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Director of Research, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
Shaun Eack, PhD David E. Epperson Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry
Cynthia Franklin, PhD Associate Dean for Doctoral Education and Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health University of Texas, Austin, School of Social Work
Robyn L. Golden, LCSW Director, Department of Health Systems Management, College of Health Sciences Rush University Medical Center
Lorraine Gutierrez, PhD Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and of Social Work, School of Social Work University of Michigan
James Jaccard, PhD Interim Dean and Professor of Social Work; Co-director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Susan Kemp, PhD Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor Director, PhD Program in Social Welfare University of Washington, School of Social Work
Lena Lundgren, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Professor, Social Welfare Policy Director, Center for Addictions Research & Services Boston University, School of Social Work
Michael Reisch, PhD Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Michael Vaughn, PhD Director of the PhD in Social Work Program Saint Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice
Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD Centennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional and Corporate Excellence; Director, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute University of Texas at Austin
James Herbert Williams, PhD Distinguished Emil M. Sunley Endowed Chair Dean Emeritus and Professor University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work
The Academy aims to influence social policy by serving as a frontline source of information for the social work profession as well as Congress and other governmental and non-government entities. It promotes the examination of social policy and the application of research to test alternative policies, programs, and practices for their impact on society.
AASWSW also celebrates excellence in social work and social welfare research, education, and practice. For more information, go to www.AASWSW.org