John A. Yankey

Leonard W. Mayo Professor Emeritus of Family and Child Welfare

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S.W., West Virginia University
B.A., Alderson-Broaddus College

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164

Biographical Sketch   (PDF Format)

Curriculum Vitae   (PDF Format)

Classes I Teach:

  • SPPP 512 Legislative & Political Processes
  • SSWM 531 Strategic Alliances
  • MAND 409A Strategic Planning
  • MAND 409B Strategic Planning


  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Leadership Academy, Cleveland State University
  • The John Glenn Institute, Ohio State University

Scholarly Interests:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Alliance Development
  • Fundraising
  • Legislative Processes

How I Chose this Profession:

I chose this profession “by accident.” Wanting to work with children, I prepared to be a minister and/or a teacher. During the summer months while considering several teaching opportunities, I took a position as a child welfare worker in a public social services agency. It was my “calling” and I never looked back.

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