Faculty member recognized for advancing international education
Arizona State University’s Dr. David Androff and University of Georgia’s Dr. Jane McPherson were recognized with the 2022 CSWE PIE (Partners in International Education) Award in the Organization category.
Androff and McPherson created the Human Rights and Social Work Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2011, representing the first formal gathering of scholars and educators working at the intersection of social work and human rights. Since then, the momentum created by this group has contributed to the development of the Human Rights and Social Work Committee of the Global Commission, the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, and many other books, events and gatherings.
Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education.
Androff is an associate professor in the ASU School of Social Work and director of the school’s Office of Global Social Work. He also serves as the School of Social Work's associate director for doctoral education and as a senior global futures scholar in ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory.
Young African leaders find innovation at ASU
Fifty young African leaders who are visiting Arizona State University will take home memories of the scorching summer heat, but they also will carry back new ways to improve their communities. The group is part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and they are in the United States for six weeks, including academic work at ASU, community service and a meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. This is the third year of the fellowship program, begun in 2014 as the main part of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
ASU Regents' Professor a major strategist in substance-abuse prevention
Flavio Marsiglia’s work on diversity, substance use and youth development is regarded to be among the best and most influential in the field. He has pioneered programs that have been implemented in all 50 states as well as in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom, among other countries.