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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 […]

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 […]

Jill B. Jones, Ph.D. ’97, Publishes Study of Women Working in Casinos

Posted November 15, 2011
book-cover image: Casino Women

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research alumna Jill B. Jones, Ph.D. ’97, has co-authored a new study of women who work in the gambling industry. Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places, published by Cornell University Press, is based on “extensive interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, managers, and vice […]

Robert Young, M.S.S. ’57, Publishes Book of Poetry

Posted July 21, 2011
book cover: If Not Now, When

Robert Young, M.S.S. ’57, is the author of If Not Now, When, a volume of poetry issued in May by Poetica Publishing Company. Young, who also holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, has taught at Bryn Mawr, Penn, Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State, and Old Dominion University. From 1973 […]

Yvette Bradford, M.S.S./M.L.S.P. ’90, Wins Temple Field Instruction Award

Posted February 16, 2011

Yvette Bradford, M.S.S./M.L.S.P. ’90, was honored with the Nancy Fredland Outstanding Field Instruction Award from the Temple University School of Social Work. Bradford, who is the Director of Quality Improvement and Training at Lutheran Children and Family Services in Philadelphia, was nominated for the honor by a Temple student who fulfilled field placement requirements under […]

GSSWSR Alumna Gail Steketee’s Book on Compulsive Hoarding Draws Media Attention

Posted May 19, 2010
Photo of Gail Steketee

The recently published Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, written by Gail Steketee, M.S.S. ’72 and Ph.D. ’87, and Smith College Professor Randy Frost, has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, Salon, Time, The Wall Street Journal,  and The Washington Post, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among other media outlets. Steketee is a professor […]

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