Professor Ronald Feldman was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Career Achievement Award by the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). The prestigious award honors an individual whose career accomplishments exhibit outstanding scholarship and major contributions to the social work profession. The award was presented at the 16th annual SSWR conference held in Washington, D.C.

The Ruth Harris Ottman Centennial Professor for the Advancement of Social Work Education and Dean Emeritus of the Columbia University School of Social Work, Professor Feldman was a member of the faculty at the University of California – Berkeley and at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was acting dean and received a Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been a Fulbright lecturer, a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

His earliest professional involvements include his work with Boys Town in Nebraska, where he founded the Center for the Study of Youth Development, with the Center for Adolescent Mental Health at Washington University, and later the Center for the Study of Social Work Practice here at the School. Professor Feldman served as chair of the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Educational Policy, vice-chair of the National Institute of Mental Health Task Force on Social Work Research, vice-president of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, and as a board member of the WT Grant Foundation, the IOM Board on Biobehavioral and Mental Disorders, and other organizations. He was a founding officer of SSWR and was a co-convener of the St. Louis Group.

Professor Feldman is the author of 10 books and of 100 publications and is currently the U.S. delegate and senior editorial advisor for social work for Oxford University Press.

The faculty, administrators, and students of the Columbia University School of Social Work congratulates Professor Feldman on his distinguished achievement award.

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