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With its focus on “demonstrated competency,” Social Work and Social Welfare: An Introduction provides an additional rationale and theme illustrating how social work and social welfare require collaborative efforts in advancing social and economic well-being.). As a historically collaborative profession across broader societal institutions (business and government), students new to social work will be able to learn what social workers do and how their work relates to other professions such as sociology, psychology, human services, and counseling.
Jerry Marx, PhD, MSW, is a tenured, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2003, he received the Teaching Excellence Award from the U.N.H. College of Health and Human Services. Jerry's research interests are community and administrative practice. His articles have appeared in Social Work, Administration In Social Work, the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, and the Journal of Technology in Human Services. His scholarship resulted in a college research award in 1999 and an invitation to the first White House Conference on Philanthropy in 1999. His first book is Social Welfare: The American Partnership, published with Allyn & Bacon.
Jerry serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Community Practice, Journal of Evidence-based Practice, Social Workin Public Health and as a Reviewer for the Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Jerry received his Ph.D. from Boston College in 1994 and his MSW from Boston College in 1984. Before earning his Ph.D., he served as Executive Director of a private nonprofit human service agency in Portland, Maine for eight years.
Fleur A. Hopper, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maine. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Women’s Studies from Colby College and her Master’s of Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Fleur has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of clinical social work settings, including residential treatment, public schools, college counseling and private practice. She has also worked in macro social work settings including nonprofit organizations and state government.
David Worster earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Keene (NH) State College in 1973 and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Connecticut in 1983. Following graduation, David worked as a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker with developmentally disabled adults and was Director of Staff Development for NH Hospital. Since 1989, David has been the Director of Concord (NH) Hospital’s EAP. David is a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers (ACSW), a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire and South Carolina and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).
David has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the UNH Department of Social Work since 1987 developing a specialty in teaching introductory social work classes. He was awarded a President’s Steward Award for teaching excellence in 2007. Among his contributions to the literature have been articles on rural social work, diversity in the workplace, down-sizing and the rising cost of healthcare.
David has served in numerous leadership roles with NH Chapter – NASW over the years. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) in 1998 and is currently serving as that Association’s President.
Anne Broussard, Ph.D., MSW, is associate professor and department chair-elect of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. She is the Principal Investigator for the Title IV-E Child Welfare Educational Partnership between the New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and Families and the University. Dr. Broussard has chaired the Sociology and Social Welfare Division for the Society for the Study of Social Problems and currently serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Poverty, The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics and the Marriage and Family Review. Her research, which focuses on structural inequities in schools and in the health care system that put some families and children at risk, has appeared in a number of scholarly journals including Children and Schools, Equity and Excellence in Education, Health and Social Work, Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, and Social Work in Health Care. In 2008, she published Families in Diverse Contexts (New York: Routledge) with Alfred Joseph. Dr. Broussard earned her BA degree from the University of Texas and her MSW from Louisiana State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Washington State University in 1986.