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Dumpson, James R.  

Nancy Boyd Webb

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Aug 2015
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James R. Dumpson (1909–2012) was the first African American dean of a non-black school of social work following a career in public service in New York where he worked tirelessly to promote ... More

Dunham, Arthur  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Arthur Dunham (1893–1980) was a pacifist, writer, and social work educator. He wrote extensively about community development and social welfare administration. His writing contributed to ... More

Dybwad, Rosemary Ferguson  

Constance W. Williams

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Jun 2013
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Rosemary Ferguson Dybwad (1910–1992) was writer and social work activist. She brought together nationally organized groups of parents of children with intellectual limitations. She was ... More

Egypt, Ophelia Settle  

Carrie J. Smith

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Jun 2013
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Ophelia Settle Egypt (1903–1984) was a pioneer in family planning among economically disadvantaged African Americans. She is best known for her work in planned parenthood through her ... More

Eliot, Martha May  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Martha May Eliot (1891–1978) was an educator and public health official. She was the first woman president of the American Public Health Association. She became chief medical consultant for ... More

Epstein, Abraham  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Abraham Epstein (1892–1942) was an economist, educator, and writer. He was a leader in the post-World War I movement for passage of social security legislation. In 1927 he founded the ... More

Epstein, Laura  

Jeanne C. Marsh

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Jun 2013
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Laura Epstein (1914–1996) was a social worker, writer, and academic. She developed the task centered treatment method of social work intervention. Her search for more humane and effective ... More

Estemirova, Natalya  

Norma D. Thomas

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Dec 2013
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Natalya Estemirova (1958–2009) was a human rights activist, a journalist, and a teacher who was abducted and killed in 2009 after working on stories of human rights abuses by the Russian ... More

Farley, Rawle  

Phylis J. Peterman

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Jul 2013
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Rawle Farley, PhD (1922–2010), economist, scholar, academician, and advocate; known for his groundbreaking work in the study of economics in developing nations.

Farmaian, Sattareh Farman  

Karen Smith Rotabi

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Jun 2015
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Biographies

Sattareh Farman Farmaian (1921–2012) founded the Tehran School of Social Work in Iran.

Fauri, Fedele Frederick  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Fedele Fauri (1909–1981) was a specialist in social legislation and public welfare in the United States. He was dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work for nearly 20 years ... More

Federico, Ronald Charles  

Dean Pierce

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Jun 2013
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Ronald Federico (1941–1992) was a teacher, program administrator, and scholar. He was a leader in the development of undergraduate social work education. He provided curriculum consultation ... More

Fernandis, Sarah A. Collins  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Sarah Fernandis (1863–1951) was a civic leader and organizer of public health activities in Black communities. She founded the first black social settlement in the United States. In 1920, ... More

Fizdale, Ruth  

Linda Beebe

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Jun 2013
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Ruth Fizdale (1908–1994) was a caseworker and administrator in health care. She was a pioneer in professionalizing social work working with many organizations such as NASW. For 19 years, ... More

Flexner, Abraham  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Abraham Flexner (1866–1959) was a teacher and educational reformer. He challenged the professional status of the field of social work, concluding that it did not qualify as a profession as ... More

Folks, Homer  

Sara Harmon

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Jun 2013
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Homer Folks (1867–1967) was a social work pioneer, recognizing illness as a major cause of poverty. His public service activities included the care of dependent children, mental hygiene, ... More

Follett, Mary Parker  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933) was a vocational counsellor and social work reformer. She was active in vocational guidance, industrial relations, civic education, and settlement work. She ... More

Frankel, Lee Kaufer  

Maryann Syers

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Jun 2013
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Lee Kaufer Frankel (1867–1931) was a chemist and developer of family casework practice. He is known for his contributions to health insurance, family services, and Jewish welfare. He was an ... More

Frazier, Edward Franklin  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Edward Franklin Frazier (1894–1962) was a research sociologist and educator. Noted for his work on the Black family and the Black middle class, he was head of the Department of Sociology at ... More

Freire, Paulo  

Edna Comer

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Oct 2013
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Biographies
Paulo Freire (1921–1997), a Brazilian educator and author, is known for his theoretical contributions to education. His text Pedagogy of the Oppressed is considered one of the foundational ... More

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