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Black earns national award for contributions to social work education

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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The Council on Social Work Education has chosen University of Texas at Arlington professor Beverly Black to receive its 2013 Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award. The award honors significant and broad contributions to social work education in scholarship, pedagogy and organizational leadership.

Beverly Black

Beverly Black

Black serves as director of the social work doctoral program at UT Arlington, where she holds the Jillian Michelle Smith Professorship in Family Violence Research. She is noted for her energy, commitment, and vision, as well as for her effective and collaborative approach to leadership.  

“As a social worker, Dr. Black is passionate about teaching and research. Her love for educating people about social work has changed lives,” said Scott Ryan, dean of the UT Arlington School of Social Work.

“We are tremendously proud of Dr. Black and the work that she is doing to further distinguish UT Arlington in the field of social work.”

Black said she is honored to receive such recognition.

“I am passionate about social work education and committed to excellence in teaching about social work, service work, research and leadership at all levels of academia,” she said. 

The Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award will be presented in October at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Dallas.

About the Council on Social Work Education

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,800 students and 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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