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Geoffrey Greif, PhD

Inducted in 2020

Current Position

Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work


PhD, Columbia University

Dr. Geoffrey Greif (MSW, U Penn; PhD, Columbia) is Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He was Associate Dean from 1996 to 2007. He is the author of over 135 journal articles and chapters and 14 books. These include: When Parents Kidnap (with Hegar); Single Fathers; Beating the Odds: Raising academically successful African American males (with Hrabowski and Maton); and Group work with populations at risk (co-edited with Knight). Recent books include Buddy System, Two Plus Two (with Deal), and Adult Sibling Relationships (with Woolley). In 2001, he chaired Governor Glendening’s Commission on sexual orientation discrimination. Since 2011, he has led fathering groups for federal detainees and for formerly homeless men. He has received numerous teaching awards including the UMB Teacher of the Year. His research has been cited in news outlets throughout the world.

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