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Albritton appointed assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion

Travis Albritton, Ph.D.Travis Albritton, Ph.D., has been appointed to the newly created position of assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the UNC School of Social Work. Albritton serves as a clinical assistant professor and director of the School’s Triangle Distance Education MSW Program; he will assume his new role Aug. 1. 


Chowa appointed associate dean for global engagement

Gina Chowa, Ph.D.Gina Chowa, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for global engagement at the UNC School of Social Work. In this new role, Chowa, an associate professor and director of Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) at UNC, will be responsible for creating and advancing the School’s vision for making an impact around the world and for leading and coordinating the efforts needed to fulfill the University’s overall global strategic plan and initiatives, said Dean Gary L. Bowen.


Cuddeback to coordinate Tate Talks series

Gary Cuddeback, Ph.D.The popular Tate Talks lecture series at UNC School of Social Work has a new leader. Gary Cuddeback, Ph.D., will assume responsibilities for the series on July 1, 2018. Cuddeback replaces Mark Fraser, Ph.D., who founded the series and is retiring this summer.


Mimi Chapman serves as adjunct professor in China

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) has named Mimi Chapman as Distinguished Visiting Professor to its International School of Social Work in Shanghai.

Mimi Chapman at ECUST"This is an honor that acknowledges Mimi's great contributions to the development of Chinese social work over the past decades," reported Shiyou Wu (Ph.D. '17), who is an assistant professor at Arizona State University.

This summer, Chapman, Wu and Steve Day are leading intervention research training at ECUST as part of the ongoing collaboration between ECUST and UNC School of Social Work.


Lippold promoted to associate professor

Melissa LippoldMelissa Lippold, Ph.D., has received a promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2018.

“Dr. Lippold brings high standards and enthusiasm to her research, teaching and service and sets an example for the School,” Dean Gary Bowen said in making the announcement.

Lippold joined the UNC School of Social Work in 2013. She serves on the faculty of the Center for Developmental Science, an inter-institutional community of researchers who are studying human development, and as a faculty affiliate with the Sheps Center for Health Services Research.