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Dr. June Gary Hopps

June HoppsDr. June Gary Hopps has led the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work for 23 years. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dean Hopps was active in the Civil Rights Movement. She completed her MSW from Clark-Atlanta University School of Social Work and received her Ph.D from the Florence Heller School for Advance Studies in Social Welfare at Brandies University. Prior to her work at Boston College, she chaired the research sequence at Ohio State University. She has consistently been a leader in national efforts to build a research base for the profession.

Dr. Hopps has served as the editor and chief of Social Work, the flagship journal of the profession, and the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. She is the author of five books and over 40 scholarly articles. Her most recent work, a co-authored book entitled, Social Work at the Millennium (Free Press) is in the area of services to overwhelmed clients.

Dr. Hopps has served on the board of many local agencies and currently chairs the Board of Trustees of Spelman College. She has been active in the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers. Dean Hopps has received numerous awards for leadership in the profession. Special areas of interest to Dr. Hopps include: Program Evaluation, Social Welfare Policy, Social Work Education and Social Work with Overwhelmed Clients.

Published Books of June Gary Hopps:

SOCIAL WORK AT THE MILLENNIUM: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSION (Co-authored with ROBERT MORRIS, PH.D)

GROUP WORK WITH OVERWHELMED CLIENTS: HOW THE POWER OF GROUPS CAN HELP PEOPLE TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES
(co-authored with ELAINE PINDERHUGHES) (FREE PRESS 1999)

PRIVATIZATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
(JUNE GARY HOPPS co-editor with DEMETRIUS S. IATRIDIS) (PRAEGER PUBLISHING 1998)

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL WORK (19TH ED (3 VOL. SET)
(JUNE GARY HOPPS co-editor with RICHARD L. EDWARDS (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS 1995)

THE POWER TO CARE: CLINICAL PRACTICE EFFECTIVENESS WITH OVERWHELMED CLIENTS (FREE PRESS 1994)

EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN HUMAN PROGRAMS
(co-authored with WILLIAM C. SZE)(SCHENKMAN BOOKS INC. 1978)