Rosemary Conzemius Sarri, PhD (Emerita)
Inducted in 2010
Passed away in 2022
Last PositionEmerita Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Rosemary Sarri graduated from the Universities of Minnesota and of Michigan, receiving her PhD at Michigan in social work and sociology in 1962. She is professor emerita of social work and of social research at the University of Michigan.
She has also served as a professor at Flinders, Melbourne and James Cook in Australia, at Hong Kong Polytechnic and Chinese Universities of Hong Kong, at Ewha and Yonsei in South Korea, at Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Utah, Etovos Lorand University in Hungary, and at Addis Ababa University. She has consulted and taught the development of social work and social work education in China, Russia, Ethiopia, Korea, and the Philippines.
Her funded research has focused on the impact of social policy on children, youth and families, and on the justice system. She has authored 16 published books and more than 180 chapters and papers in professional publications. She has served as an officer in NASW and CSWE as well as in other professional organizations, social agency boards and community organizations.
She received an honorary degree and numerous awards and special appointments from national and state governments, as well as from private organizations. She considers the opportunity to have taught and worked with thousands of social work students and with community people the most satisfying experiences of her life.