UNC School of Social Work Professors Gary Bowen and Dennis Orthner, with University of Georgia Professor Jay Mancini, spoke in December in the Department of Psychology at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. They presented their work on the Social Organization Theory of Community Action and Change, including recent work with U.S. military families to model and empirically examine social psychological mediators between structure and action.
They were sponsored by Professor F. Peterander and Judith Peterander, longtime colleagues of retired faculty member Irene Zipper, who helped coordinate the opportunity. Peterander presented his work at the UNC School of Social Work in Sept. 2012.
During the trip, the team began planning a future research agenda on early intervention with families with children with special needs.