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'Graduate School of Social Work' Archive

GSSWSR Graduate Patrick McCarthy Gives TEDx Talk on Youth Prisons

Posted September 11, 2015

Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, recently gave a TEDx presentation on the topic of youth prisons in the Unites States. McCarthy is the president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. A respected clinician and public sector leader, McCarthy joined the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1994 to manage its Mental […]

Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, Named Dean of the Simmons School of Social Work

Posted July 20, 2015
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Cheryl A. Parks, Ph.D. ’97, was named dean of the Simmons School of Social Work. Parks is a social work clinical care intervention expert who specializes in sexual minority identity development. She worked for 18 years as a practicing social work clinician, administrator, and private practitioner before returning to academia to earn her Ph.D. In addition […]

Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, Named President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Posted September 25, 2014

The board of trustees of California State University has appointed Soraya M. Coley, M.S.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’81, as the next president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. When she takes office by the beginning of 2015, she will be the sixth president of the university and the first woman to hold the position. Cal Poly […]

Jennifer W. Campbell, Ph.D. ’05, Quoted by New York Times’ Health Blog

Posted November 8, 2012

Jennifer W. Campbell, Ph.D. ’05, was quoted in an article in the New York Times’  health blog, The New Old Age, about elderly adults in times of natural disasters and crisis. This interview came about when Campbell, a former director of the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly, wrote an article for the American Society of […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Attend Women in Public Service Project Conference in Paris

Posted November 7, 2012

Laurie Fenlason ’87, Anne Kauth ’11, Fatu Badiane ’07, Theresa Kim ’01, and Kyra Turner-Zogbekor , GSSWSR ’12, attended a four-day Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) conference held in Paris in October.

Steven Becker, Ph.D. ’96, Named Member of Government’s Nuclear Waste Review Board

Posted October 18, 2012

President Obama recently appointed Steven M. Becker, Ph.D. ’96, a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB). This review board is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government with the sole purpose of providing oversight to the Department of Energy’s program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear […]

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, Publishes Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa

Posted September 12, 2012

Joanne Corbin, MSS ’86, has published Children and Families Affected By Armed Conflicts in Africa, a book aimed at enhancing the awareness and knowledge of helping professionals working with children and families who have experienced armed conflict in Africa. Published by NASW press, Children and Families draws on the experiences of working practitioners with populations […]

Ilene Warner-Maron, MLSP ’96, Named Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Posted March 1, 2012

Ilene Warner-Maron ’96 has been named a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest professional medical institution of its kind. Maron, who received her Master of Law and Social Policy degree from Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Philadelphia […]