In Memoriam: Dr. Elizabeth Clark & Alberto Godenzi, MBA, PhD

June 23, 2020

Oxford University Press remembers the lives of two of the founding board members of the Encyclopedia of Social Work: Dr. Elizabeth Clark and Alberto Godenzi, MBA, PhD.

Elizabeth Clark


Dr. Elizabeth Clark (1944-2020) served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Clark’s background was in health care with a specialization in oncology, hope, end-of-life care, and bereavement. Dr. Clark held master’s degrees in social work and public health and a doctorate in medical sociology. She was also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.


Discover a selection of entries commissioned by Dr. Elizabeth Clark for the Encyclopedia of Social Work:

Alberto Godenzi


Alberto Godenzi, MBA, PhD (1952-2019) was Dean and Professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He was Professor and Director at the Department of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education; Secretary General of the International Consortium for Social Development; and President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.


Discover a selection of entries commissioned by Alberto Godenzi, MBA, PhD for the Encyclopedia of Social Work: