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Academy Elects 12 New Fellows for Class of 2021

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony will be featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on January 22, 2021.

Election into the AASWSW is through a confidential nomination by current Fellows and election by a supermajority of Fellows. This represents an effort by the leading national social work organizations to strengthen the capacity for analysis to guide effective human services policies, programs and practices. The election of Fellows encourages and recognizes scholarship and national practice and policy leadership, contributing to a sustainable, equitable and just future.

Congratulations to our outstanding Class of 2021! Fellows to be inducted in January 2020 include:

Amy L. Ai, PhD
Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University

David L. Albright, PhD
Professor and Hill Crest Endowed Chair of Mental Health Research, School of Social Work, The University of Alabama

Catherine Cubbin, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Renee M. Cunningham-Williams, PhD, MPE
Associate Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, PhD
Dean, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Colleen Galambos, PhD
Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Barbara L. Jones, PhD, MSW
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Josleen and Frances Lockhart Professor of Direct Social Work Practice, and Associate Dean for Health Affairs, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Charles E. Lewis, Jr., MSW, PhD
Director, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy; Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH 
Executive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, Silver School of Social Work, New York University; Aspen Health Innovators Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Kurt C. Organista, PhD
Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Kristen S. Slack, PhD
Professor, School of Social Work, and Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dexter R. Voisin, PhD
Dean and Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

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