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Mimi Chapman appointed associate dean of doctoral education

Professor Mimi Chapman, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for doctoral education. She succeeds Matthew Howard, Ph.D., who was appointed in 2016 and served in the role before taking extended medical leave earlier this year.

“I have total confidence in Mimi’s ability to provide leadership and direction for the program and to work with the full faculty in full collaboration,” said Dean Gary L. Bowen. “She will build upon the outstanding accomplishments of the doctoral program and the leadership of those who have previously held this position.”

Chapman, who was the doctoral program’s first graduate, joined the School as an assistant professor in 2001. She has taught numerous MSW and doctoral courses. Her research has focused on social work practice, child abuse and neglect, children’s health and mental health, immigration and acculturation.

In 2017, she was selected to join the class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). The SSWR honors members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the society to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.

Chapman is a previous recipient of the University’s Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University by a faculty member. She has also been selected multiple times over the past nine years as a recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award at the School of Social Work.