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Ambassador predicts need for social work skills

Ambassador Wendy Sherman

By Paul R. Pace, News staff  The world needs an interdisciplinary approach more than ever to address the social, political, technological and climate challenges of today and the future, says Ambassador Wendy Sherman, a newly appointed NASW Social Work Pioneer ®  Political solutions can’t keep up with the rapid pace of change, said Sherman in her keynote speech at the NASW Social Work Pioneers  13 annual program and luncheon held in Washington, D.C., in October.  Sherman, was among the 17 2017 Pioneer inductees. She is the former undersecretary ... Read More »

Brody was one of first social work practitioners to conduct research

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Elaine Brody, who died on July 9 at age 91, is being remembered as one of the first social work practitioners to simultaneously conduct research of clients. Her efforts helped launch the specialization of aging studies. Brody’s research at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center in the 1950s eventually led to one ... Read More »

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta, of Larchmont, NY, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009.  Dean Emerita of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and former President of the National Association of Social Workers, was a social work pioneer, educator and leader in the profession.  She also served as Provost of Marymount College of Fordham University.  Mary Ann died at home ... Read More »

Louise Frey

NASW Social Work Pioneer® Louise Frey dies at 84 Louise Frey, a professor emerita at BU’s School of Social Work, died in California on February 13 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 84. Born on April 5, 1924, Frey earned a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and a master’s from Columbia University. She joined ... Read More »

In Memoriam: John B. Turner, African American Social Work Pioneer

NASW Social Work Pioneer® John B. Turner, Ph.D., whose career in social work spanned more than 40 years and whose efforts and leadership helped earn national recognition for the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died on Friday, Jan. 30. He was 86. – More Information… International Council on Social Welfare Tribute to ... Read More »

Dr. John B. Turner in Memoriam

Read the Obituary John B. Turner’s NASW Social Work Pioneer® Profile International Council on Social Welfare Tribute to John B. Turner NASW Tribute from Dr. James Kelly and Dr. Elizabeth J. Clark John B. Turner, Ph.D., whose career in social work spanned more than 40 years and whose efforts and leadership helped earn national recognition for the School of Social ... Read More »

Frances Lomas Feldman in Memoriam

NASW Social Work Pioneer® Frances Lomas Feldman, a USC professor and social work pioneer who conducted a groundbreaking study in the 1970s that showed cancer patients faced discrimination in the workplace, has died. She was 95. Feldman died at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on Tuesday, a week after having a stroke, USC announced. In 1976, she began a multiyear study ... Read More »

James Karls

(1927 – 2008) James Karls passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008. After serving in World War II, Dr. Karls began his outstanding 59 years of social work in public mental health services at the local and state level. He started the first mental health clinics in California’s Central Valley. He was the associate director and then director of the ... Read More »

Grace L. Hewell

Grace L. Hewell, 89, a retired social worker and federal education specialist, died March 7 of congestive heart failure at Providence Hospital in the District. She was a resident of the District and Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Hewell was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Spelman College in 1940. After receiving a master’s degree in social work from Atlanta University in ... Read More »