Posts Tagged "GSSW Deans and Directors Series"

9th GSSW Director/Dean – James Herbert Williams, PhD – GSSW’s current Dean

James Herbert Williams, PhD, MSW, MPA, University of Denver 9th GSSW Dean/Current Dean 2010 – Present James Herbert Williams is Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. His research and practice focuses on human security and economic sustainability, health promotion and disease ...

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8th Director/Dean – Catherine Alter

CATHERINE FOSTER ALTER (1938-present) Dean and Professor (1996-2006) Dean Emerita (2006-present) Catherine Alter attended Grinnell College (Iowa), graduating in 1960 as a double major in American Studies and Journalism. Her MSW was completed at University of Iowa (1975). The results from her masters thesis, indicating the overrepresentation of children of color in special ...

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7th GSSW Dean – Dr. John ‘Jack’ Jones 1987-1996, Dean Emeritus, 2004-2013

John F. Jones (“Jack”) 1923-2013 Dean and Professor, GSSW,1987-96 Interim Provost, 1989 Professor 1996-2004 Dean Emeritus, 2004 -2013 Photo courtesy of University of Denver Magazine  Jack Jones was born in Dublin, Ireland. He earned a BA from the National University of Ireland (1953), an MSW from the University of Michigan (1966), an MA in Public Administration ...

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6th Head of GSSW – Katherine “Kay” Vail – Acting Dean 1985-1987

KATHERINE VAIL (“Kay”) (1924-2007 ) GSSW Professor (1969-1989) Acting Dean (1985-1987), 6th Head of GSSW Emeritus Professor (1989) “Kay Vail is an organizer. She organizes organizations and people in the organizations.” The Denver Post, March 19, 1973 Kay Vail was born in Topeka, Kansas, but grew up in a small town in Texas where her father ...

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GSSW Deans and Directors Series: Leverne McCummings, 5th GSSW Dean, 1978-1985

LEVERNE MCCUMMINGS (1932-) 5TH GSSW Dean, 1978-1985 The first person of color to serve as director or dean of GSSW. The first African American to serve as a graduate dean at the University of Denver. LeVerne McCummings was born and raised in South Carolina, attending segregated elementary and secondary schools in Marion County. ...

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4th GSSW Dean – Kenneth W. Kindelsperger (1914-2000)

KENNETH W. KINDELSPERGER (1914-2000) 4th GSSW Dean (1971-1978) Interim Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1978-1979) Acting Dean, Colorado Women’s College, 1980-82 (supervising its merger with DU) Recipient, Outstanding Service to the University of Denver Award, 1986 Ken Kindelsperger was born in Galesberg, Illinois. Ken received a B.S. and M.S. degree in social group work from George ...

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18th Chancellor for the University of Denver named

Dr. Rebecca Chopp 18th Chancellor University of Denver Photo courtesy of: University of Denver   The University of Denver announced today, June 12, 2014 that the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver is Dr. Rebecca Chopp. Dr. Chopp comes to DU from from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where she has served as President since ...

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GSSW Deans and Directors Series: Emil M. Sunley – 3rd GSSW Director/1st Dean

EMIL M. SUNLEY (“Sun”) (1906-1977) 3rd GSSW Director/Dean (1947-1971) Dean Emeritus NASW Foundation Social Work Pioneer Following college, Sunley worked at the United Charities of St. Paul, MN, and eventually was promoted to Assistant Secretary. Later, he was appointed to a teaching position with the Department of Social Administration, State University of Iowa while also earning ...

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GSSW Deans & Directors Series: Director Florence Hustinpillar (1934-1947) – 2nd Director of the School of Social Work

  GSSW’s celebration of DU’s Sesquicentennial continues with our next Director/Dean of what is today the Graduate School of Social Work. Meet Florence Hustinpiller who served as the 2nd Director of GSSW from 1934-1947.   Picture & text written & researched by John Kayser, GSSW Faculty Member Blog posted by Nick Ota-Wang, GSSW Social Media   Watch ...

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GSSW Deans and Directors Series: (Grace) Elenaor Kimble 1894-1977

The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver (GSSW) invites you to meet the Deans and Directors who have shaped our school during the 80+ years we’ve been educating social work leaders. Each month from March 2014 – December 2014 we will be highlighting one of our ...

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