Richard P. Barth, PhD
Inducted in 2009
Current PositionPast President, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Dean and Professor
University of Maryland
School of Social Work
525 W. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Richard P. Barth is Dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy and research.
He was the 1986 winner of the Frank Breul Prize for Excellence in Child Welfare Scholarship from the University of Chicago, a Fulbright Scholar in 1990 and 2006, the 1998 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research from the National Association of Social Workers, the 2005 winner of the Flynn Prize for Research, and the 2007 winner of the Peter Forsythe Award from the American Public Human Services Association.
He has served as a lecturer and consultant to numerous countries, states, and universities. He has testified before Congressional and state government sub-committees about processes and outcomes of child welfare services.
He has served on many editorial boards, on the Board of the Society for Social Work Research, and on the boards of numerous child serving agencies. He is also on several NIH-funded advisory boards including centers on intervention research; child welfare and substance abuse; and early experience, stress, and neurodevelopment.