biegelDr. David E. Biegel, the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, is the new chair of the Mandel School’s doctoral program effective June 1. This is his second term in this office.

He takes over for Dr. Aloen Townsend, who served as the doctoral program chair for five years. In his announcement of the transtion, Dean Grover C. Gilmore thanked both for their leadership, dedication, and service to students in this key program, which was founded in 1952 as one of the first five social work doctoral programs offered in the United States.

Dr. Biegel will be hosting a Doctoral Program Open House on June 16 at 6pm. More information is at

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