Dean Neil B. Guterman Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Dean Neil B. Guterman at Podium
Dean Neil B. Guterman at Podium

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has elected Dr. Neil B. Guterman, Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, as a Fellow of the Academy.

One of the nation’s leading experts on the prevention of child abuse and neglect and children’s exposure to violence more broadly, Dr. Guterman has published numerous peer reviewed scholarly articles on these topics, and is the author of Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts: Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services (Sage, 2001). His work currently examines the role of fathers in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and his expertise has been tapped by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, among others.

“In less than a decade since its founding, AASWSW has elevated social work research, scholarship, and practice, and harnessed the power of our profession to tackle the country’s toughest social problems,” Dr. Guterman said. “I am deeply honored to be elected to serve as a fellow of the Academy alongside such distinguished peers.”

Dr. Guterman joins Silver School colleagues Dr. Deborah Padgett, Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, and Dr. James Jaccard as members of the AASWSW. He and 20 other scholars and practitioners will be inducted into the elite body on January 18, 2019, at the Society for Social Work and Research conference in San Francisco.

Established in 2009, the AASWSW is an honorific society dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social good. It is currently comprised of 129 Fellows from over 38 universities and is headquartered at the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work.