SOCIETY OF SOCIAL WORK AND RESEARCH

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

View list of SSWR FELLOWS 2017

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society — to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.

The SSWR Fellowship has been established by the Society to honor and to recognize current SSWR members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contribution to SSWR as a scientific society.  It is anticipated that SSWR Fellows will serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in social work research and will continue to actively advance the mission of SSWR.

Eligibility for the SSWR Fellow designation is determined by a point system established by the SSWR Board under which individual members are awarded points for participation in the activities listed below.  Eligible years are determined based upon available, verifiable records from 1994.

One point is awarded for each activity in a given year as follows.

  • Membership: 1 point for each year of membership.
  • Abstract submissions: 1 point for each abstract submission by the presenting author of oral papers and posters; symposia organizer/chair, symposia discussant, symposia presenting author of a paper within symposia, all roundtable speakers, and all workshop speakers.
  • Accepted abstracts: 1 point for each presenter whose abstract was accepted which includes the presenting author of oral papers and posters; symposia organizer/chair, symposia discussant, presenting author of a paper within symposia, all roundtable speakers, and all workshop speakers.
  • Conference abstract reviewers: 1 point for each year of service.
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) conveners/co-conveners: 1 point for each year of service.
  • Conference cluster chairs/co-chairs: 1 point for each year of service.
  • Elected board members: 1 point for each year of service.
  • SSWR awardees: 1 point for each award received.
  • Award review committee members who are not board members: 1 point for each year of service.
  • JSSWR reviewers: 1 point for each year of service.

SSWR staff will update records annually and provide the data to the SSWR Fellows Awards Committee which is comprised of the President, the Award Committee co-chairs, and the Membership Task Force chair, who confirm that eligibility requirements have been met.  The number of inductees each year is approximately three percent of the total number of SSWR members in that year and will not exceed 10% of the total SSWR membership in any given year. The list of SSWR Fellows for a given year is approved by the SSWR Board.  SSWR Fellows maintain their status as long as they are current members of the Society.

Each year’s class of SSWR Fellows are inducted at the Annual Conference during the Annual Awards Presentation.  SSWR Fellows are recognized in the conference program book, on the SSWR website, and with a conference name badge ribbon.

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SSWR FELLOWS 2017:

Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Professor, Ohio State University
Melissa Bellin, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Rami Benbenishty, Professor, Bar Ilan University
Larry Bennett, Professor, Indiana University
Kia Bentley, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sarah Bledsoe, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David Brennan, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
John Bricout, Associate Dean for Research, The University of Texas at Arlington
Brian Bride, Professor, Director, Georgia State University
Charlotte Bright, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Teri Browne, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Alicia Bunger, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Julie Cederbaum, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Amy Chanmugam, Associate Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio
Mimi Chapman, Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Namkee Choi, Professor, Chair, University of Texas at Austin
Claudia Coulton, Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Thomas Crea, Associate Professor, Boston College
Jeffrey Draine, Professor and Chair, Temple University
Matthew Epperson, Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Eric Garland, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, University of Utah
Robin Gearing, Associate Professor, University of Houston
Jane Gilgun, Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Sara Goodkind, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Catherine Greeno, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Julia Hastings, Assistant Professor, University of Albany, SUNY
J. David Hawkins, Endowed Professor of Prevention, University of Washington
Benjamin Henwood, Assistant Professor, USC
Jin Huang, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
Youngmi Kim, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
David Kondrat, Associate Professor, Indiana University
Judy Krysik, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Shawna Lee, Professor, University of Michigan
Julia Littell, Professor, Bryn Mawr College
Carmen Logie, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Ellen Lukens, Professor, Columbia University
Holly Matto, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Brandy Maynard, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
Joshua Mersky, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Jill Messing, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Von Nebbitt, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Frances Nedjat-Haiem, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University
Nalini Negi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Duy Nguyen, Associate Professor, Temple University
David Okech, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Lawrence Palinkas, Professor, University of Southern California
Lisa Schelbe, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Anna Scheyett, Dean and Professor, University of Georgia
Valerie Shapiro, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkley
Michael Sherraden, Director and Professor, Washington University in St. Louis – Danforth Campus
Victoria Stanhope, Associate Professor, New York University
Fei Sun, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Allison Werner-Lin, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
ManSoo Yu, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Brad Zebrack, Professor, University of Michigan

SSWR FELLOWS 2016:

Laura Abrams, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Anthony, PhD, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Charles Auerbach, PhD, Professor, Yeshiva University
Wendy Auslander, PhD, Barbara A. Bailey Professor of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Judith Baer, PhD, Professor Emerita, Rutgers University
David Becerra, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Audrey Begun, PhD, Professor, The Ohio State University
Stephanie Berzin, PhD, Associate Professor, Boston College
David Biegel, PhD, Henry Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, Case Western Reserve University
Daniel Brisson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Denver
Pajarita Charles, PhD, Researcher, University of Chicago
Julian Chow, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Catherine Dulmus, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, University at Buffalo
Shaun Eack, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Tonya Edmond, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington University in St Louis
Lin Fang, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Antoinette Farmer, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Rutgers University
Anna Faul, PhD, Associate Dean Academic Affairs, University of Louisville
Colleen Fisher, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Anne Fortune, PhD, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
Louisa Gilbert, PhD, Associate Professor, Columbia University
Jan Greenberg, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel Herman, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, Hunter College (CUNY)
Karen Hopkins, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Sigrid James, PhD, Professor, Loma Linda University
Susan Kemp, PhD, Professor, University of Washington
Yookyong Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota
Bowen McBeath, PhD, Professor, Portland State University
Ruth McRoy, PhD, Donahue & DeFelice Endowed Professor, Boston College
Jennifer Mosley, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Michelle Munson, PhD, Associate Professor, New York University
Jordana Muroff, PhD, Associate Professor, Boston University
Christina Newhill, PhD, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Paula Nurius, PhD, Professor, University of Washington
Mary Ohmer, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Clark Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Judy Postmus, PhD, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
Enola Proctor, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty & Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Karen Randolph, PhD, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director, Florida State University
Mary Ruffolo, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Joseph Ryan, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Jeffrey Shook, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Douglas Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alexa Smith-Osborne, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Elizabeth Tracy, PhD, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor in Social Work, Case Western Reserve University
Penelope Trickett, PhD, Professor, University of Southern California
George Unick, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Bridget Weller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke University
James Herbert Williams, PhD, Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair, University of Denver
Michael Woodford, PhD, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Fred Wulczyn, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, University of Chicago

SSWR FELLOWS 2015:

Natasha Bowen, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina
John Brekke, PhD, Professor, University of Southern California
Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Shelley Craig, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Jorge Delva, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Alan Dettlaff, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Hyeouk Hahm, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boston University
Sydney Hans, PhD, Samuel Deutsch Professor, University of Chicago
David Hodge, PhD, Assistant Professor, ASU
Patricia Kohl, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington University at St. Louis
Stephen Kulis, PhD, Professor, Arizona State University
Jeffrey Lacasse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Rebecca Macy, PhD, Professor, Universtiy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ferol Mennen, PhD, Associate Professor, Univeristy of Southern California
William Nugent, PhD, Professor, University of Tennessee
John Orme, PhD, Professor, University of Tennessee
Susan Parish, PhD, Director, Bandeis University
Brian Perron, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Sarah Price, PhD, Associate Professor & PhD Program Director, Virginia Commonwealth University
Roderick Rose, PhD, Senior Research Associate, University of North Carolina
Darcy Siebert, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of ACT Program, Rutgers University
Richard Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Paul Smokowski, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Phyllis Solomon, PhD, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Lela Rankin Williams, PhD, Associate Professor, Arizona State University

First Cohort of SSWR FELLOWS 2014:

Inna Altschul, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Denver
Richard Barth, PhD, Dean and Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jennifer Bellamy, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Kimberly Bender, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Denver
Gary Bowen, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Mark Courtney, PhD, Professor, University of Chicago
Diane DePanfilis, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, University of Maryland – Baltimore
James Drisko, PhD, Professor, Smith College
Alberta Ellett, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Rowena Fong, EdD, Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Mark Fraser, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina
Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Denver
Sarah Gehlert, PhD, E. Desmond Lee Professor, Washington University at St. Louis
Zvi Gellis, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erick Guerrero, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Shenyang Guo, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
James Hall, PhD, Professor, Indiana University
Matthew Howard, PhD, Franklin A. Daniels Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina
Roberta Iversen, PhD, Associate Professor; Director M.S. in Social Policy Program, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Jenson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, University of Denver
Sean Joe, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Mansoor Kazi, PhD, Assitant Professor Behavioral Health, University at Albany, SUNY
Susan Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Jeanne Marsh, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
Flavio Marsiglia, PhD, Director, Professor, Arizona State University
James Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, New York University
Tina Maschi, PhD, Associate Professor, Fordham University
Faye Mishna, PhD, Dean & Professor, University of Toronto
Peter Newman, PhD, Professor, University of Toronto
Julianne Oktay, PhD, Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore
Deborah Padgett, PhD, Professor, New York University
Ruth Paris, PhD, Associate Professor, Boston University
Rogerio Pinto, PhD, Associate Professor, Columbia University
David Pollio, PhD, Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair, University of Alabama
Allen Rubin, PhD, Professor, University of Houston
Aron Shlonsky, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Brenda Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Alabama
Michael Spencer, PhD, Professor and associate Dean of Education, University of Michigan
Susan Stone, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California – Berkeley
Sanna Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Bruce Thyer, PhD, Professor, Florida State University
Michael Vaughn, PhD, Professor, Saint Louis University
Michael Woolley, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Andrew Zinn, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas