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Nancy Hooyman, PhD

Inducted in 2011

Current Position

Professor, Hooyman Professorship of Gerontology; Dean Emeritus, University of Washington School of Social Work,
Director of the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare


MSW, PhD, University of Michigan

Nancy Hooyman received her MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan. She currently holds the Hooyman Professorship of Gerontology and is dean emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work where she is Director of the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare.
She is author of 12 books and over 130 articles and chapters. Her books include a widely used text, Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (10th Edition); Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology; Feminist Perspectives on Family care: Policies toward Gender Justice; Taking Care of Older Relatives, one of the first widely used books on family caregiving, and Grief and Loss: Interventions across the Lifespan (2nd edition 2019). She is a frequent presenter on multigenerational policy and practice, gender inequities in family caregiving, feminist gerontology, loss and grief, end-of-life care, and gerontological curricular change. She was co-Principal Investigator of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education 2002-2015, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2009 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work Education and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Education, and was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011, where she currently serves on the Board and is co-chair of the mentoring initiative. She is a Fellow and past-chair of the Social Research Policy and Practice (SRPP) Section of GSA; Past-President of SSWR; and Past-President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work, and served on the Advisory Boards for all the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiatives.

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