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Howard named Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Welfare

Matthew Howard, Ph.D., is being inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Welfare. The organization, established in 2009, is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social good.

Howard is the Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor for Human Services Policy Information, and the associate dean for faculty development, at the UNC School of Social Work. He is the editor-in-chief of Social Work Research, the flagship journal of the National Association of Social Workers; and the North American editor for the British Journal of Social Work, a publication of the British Association of Social Workers.

A renowned researcher and publisher, he was ranked #9 by the British Journal of Social Work in its feature, “Influential Publications in Social Work Discourse: The 100 Most Highly Cited Articles in Disciplinary Journals: 2000-09”.  He has also received numerous teaching awards and other professional honors during his career.

The induction event will be held at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2014.

Howard joins UNC School of Social Work colleagues Mark Fraser, Ph.D., and Sheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D., who were named Fellows in 2010 and 2012, respectively.