I have been actively engaged in social work education for over forty years, starting as an undergraduate educator, establishing a masters and doctoral program and currently as dean and professor emerita of social work.
I have had the privilege to serve in leadership capacities over the years such as co-chair, women’s interest group, IASSW; president, National Association of Dean and Directors of Schools of Social Work; chair, practice research network, National Association of Social Workers; president, National Association of Social Workers, Minnesota Chapter; president, International Consortium for Social Development and treasurer and board chair, Council on Social Work Education.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve IASSW as its secretary for the past two years. I have been personally and professionally enriched by working with colleagues from all over the world. Together we have worked diligently to support and promote global social work education, continue our tripartite collaboration and strengthening IASSW.
I ardently believe in collaboration, creating and sustaining partnerships, active engagement, service and the importance of strong professional associations for social work education and practice. I contribute my success to my colleagues, both national and international, who have provided these opportunities for me to serve our profession.