Ronald W. Toseland, PhD
Inducted in 2010
Current PositionDirector and professor at the Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Dr. Ronald W. Toseland is the director and professor at the Institute of Gerontology, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York. He has published six books and over 110 articles and book chapters, many of which have focused on clinical practice with the frail and chronically ill older adults and their family caregivers.
His most recent book, Toseland, R. and Rivas, R. (2009). An Introduction to Group Work Practice (6th.ed.) Needham Heights, Mass.: Pearson has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. An edited book (with David Haigler and Deborah Monahan) Education and Support Group Programs for Family Caregivers: Implications for Practice, Research and Policy is in press (N.Y.: Springer).
Dr. Toseland is internationally recognized for his research on social work practice with groups and effective interventions for problems faced by aging individuals. His findings help to guide the delivery of evidence-based social and health care services to older persons and have been featured in Congress and internationally. Dr. Toseland has received more than $10 million in grants for research.
He was awarded the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Career Achievement Award in 2007 for outstanding lifelong contributions in gerontological social work, and the Society for Social Work and Research Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008.