NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” noted the NAACP Connecticut state conference named Salome Raheim one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut for 2011, according to a story published in the Norwalk Press.
Raheim, who is dean of the University of Connecticut’s school of social work and serves as co-chair of the Provost’s Commission on Institutional Diversity, is a native of Baltimore, and started her academic career at Bowie State University where she achieved her BSW.
Raheim then attended Catholic University of America to obtain her MSW and the University of Iowa to complete her doctorate in communication studies. The article said Raheim’s past positions have included senior associate to the University of Iowa and principal investigator for funded proposals and grants submitted by the Department of Justice, the Office of Victims and Crimes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Raheim now serves as a collaborator for the Privilege Project, a continuing international effort that assists educators, community workers and therapists in addressing issues of privilege and dominance.
Raheim’s focus has been on improving human well-being, supporting improvements for social and economic justice and human rights. From the January 2012 NASW News.