This week, Associate Professor and Chair of the Faculty, Dr. Beth Angell, will be joining the 2018 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) at the annual conference held in Washington D.C. from Jan. 11 throught Jan. 14. SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to support the mission of the Society; namley, to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society. This distinction is rare, as fewer than one percent of SSWR members are invited to be inducted each year.
The SSWR Fellowship was created to honor and recognize current SSWR members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to SSWR as a scientific society. In this capacity, fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in social work research and advance the mission of the Society.
Angell, whose research interests include mental health services and severe mental illness, has been an active member of SSWR for several years. This year (as in past conferences), she assisted on several symposiums and presentations.
She will be awarded this honor at the Fellows and Awards ceremony held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Washington DC. We congratulate her on this note-worthy accomplishment.
In 2016, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Antoinette Farmer and Dr. Judy Postmus, Professor and Director of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, were honored as SSWR fellows as well.