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Class of 2019 Inducted

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare elected 21 new Fellows for their accomplishments as scholars and practitioners for achievement and advancement of social good in the field of social work. Newly elected Fellows were inducted into the Academy during a ceremony on Jan. 18, 2019, at the Society for Social Work and Research’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Election of Fellows into the Academy is by confidential nomination and confirmation by a super majority of Academy members.  The 21 new Fellows are comprised from over a dozen national and international universities.

Dean Luis Zayas of the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work provided remarks for the ceremony titled, Ending Immigration Detention and Family Separation: The Role of Research and the AASWSW in Advocacy.  His final words made a call to action for all Fellows and researchers to make an impact through participation in advocacy, op eds and policy briefs.

The Fellows received awards and a reception was held after the ceremony.

Class of 2019 Fellows include:

Rami Benbenishty, PhD, MSW, Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University;
John Clapp, PhD, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California;
Frances Brett Drake, PhD, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis;
Eric Garland, PhD, MSW, College of Social Work, University of Utah;
Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, MSW, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis;
Neil Guterman, PhD, MSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University;
Kevin P. Haggerty, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Washington;
Sydney L. Hans, PhD, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago;
David R. Hodge, PhD, School of Social Work, Arizona State University;
Sue Levkoff, ScD, MSW, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina;
Rebecca J. Macy, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Sandra M. Magana, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin;
Katherine Magnuson, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Andrew Peterson, PhD, School of Social Work, Rutgers University;
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, PhD, School of Social Work, Boston College;
Audrey M. Shillington, PhD, School of Social Work, Colorado State University;
Fred Ssewamala, PhD, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis;
Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University;
Lynn Videka, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Michigan;
John Wallace, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh;
Marleen Wong, PhD, MSW, Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California.

Currently in its eighth year, the AASWSW comprises 130 Fellows from over 38 universities and is headquartered at the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work.

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