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paula t. silver, dean

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Paula T. Silver PhD, MSW

Dean, School of Human Service Professions

  • PhD Social Work 1992

    Bryn Mawr College (PA)

  • MSW Social Work 1974

    University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • BA Psychology 1965

    University of Chicago (IL)

  • SW 288 Special Topics in Social Work

  • SW 505 Generalist Social Work Practice

  • SW 506 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups

My recent research activities have focused on the pedagogy of civic engagement and service learning, public child welfare practice and policy, and the integration of international content in social work curriculum.

Selected Publications

  • Poulin, J.E., Silver, P.T., & Kauffman, S.E. (2008). An integrated approach to program conceptualization, curriculum analyses, outcome assessment. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.

  • Ledoux, M., Wilhite, S., & Silver, P. (2011). Civic engagement and service learning in a metropolitan university: Multiple approaches and perspectives. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  • Silver, P.T., Poulin, J.E., & Wilhite, S.C. (2006). From rogue department to poster child: A department's shaping of a university's agenda. In K. Kecskes (Ed)., Engaging departments: Moving faculty culture from private to public, individual to collective focus for the common good. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)