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date: 28 October 2020

Vigilante, Josephlocked

  • Michael ReischMichael ReischMichael Reisch is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he has held faculty and administrative positions at six major U.S. universities, and in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and leadership positions in national, state, and local advocacy, professional, and social change organizations. He has published and presented widely on the history and philosophy of social welfare and social work, social justice concepts and practice, and contemporary policy issues. His work has been translated into ten languages and he has lectured in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. His books include The Road Not Taken: A History of Radical Social Work in the U.S.; From Charity to Enterprise: The Development of American Social Work in a Market Economy; Social Work in the 21st Century; The Handbook of Community Practice; Social Policy and Social Justice; and For the Common Good. He has directed political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels in four states and been honored by the Maryland General Assembly, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the National Association of Social Workers, and numerous local and national nonprofit organizations and universities.


Joseph Vigilante (1925–2005) made contributions to the fields of international social work and neighborhood-based social services and promoted the rights of people with developmental and learning disabilities. He became Dean of Adelphi's School of Social Work in 1962.


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