Dean Grover C. Gilmore, PhD
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Social Work
Dean Gilmore in the News:
Apr 11 2017
A statement from Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore:
Today is Opening Day for professional baseball in Cleveland, and it’s an appropriate time to remind our Mandel School community of the racism and oppression represented by the Cleveland baseball team’s mascot.
As a fan of Cleveland sports, I celebrate our teams’ successes and their positive impact on the community. However, the Chief Wahoo logo is a racist image that demeans and dishonors native cultures – people who are our fellow colleagues, classmates, and clients. I do not wear items with that image, and I ask that everyone consider the full impact on members of our community when choosing attire.
This semester our Standing Tall for Social Justice project has challenged us each week to consider what we can do to build a better community for all people. Today I ask you to consider what you can do to support native identifying people.
Dec 9 2016
Dear Mandel School Community,
As the fall semester is concluding and everyone prepares for a much-needed winter break, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer my gratitude to you, reflect on the past few months, and look to what lies ahead in 2017 for fighters for social justice.
First: My most sincere gratitude. This year has seen more milestones than any other year in our school’s 100-year history, and they were all made more meaningful because of YOU – the people who are collaborating as learners, teachers, supporters, advocates, and activists to make MSASS the strongest and most vital school it has ever been.
But we all know 2016 was also filled with some of the most profound challenges we have ever faced. We dealt with a presidential election that stunned all of us. Its outcome raises very real fears and concerns for the safety of ourselves, our loved ones, and the groups of disenfranchised and powerless people we serve. The Cleveland Indians making the World Series was happy for sports fans, but the team’s use of a racist logo is harmful and hurtful. And we are seeing daily assaults on the very notions of equality, diversity, inclusion, and justice that we hold dear.
Yet I recognize we live in a nation where we can make a difference, and our ability to make social change has not been diminished. This happens when we express ourselves and work with others to support our common values. We’ve been reminded that as a school, the education programs that we create and support in social work and nonprofit management are now more meaningful and necessary than ever.
I look forward to working with this strong Mandel School community in 2017 and beyond to continue our work toward a just society for all people – where everyone not only feels valued, but IS valued. We must continue to believe in the work that we do together.
During this winter break and holiday season, I hope you find moments of peace and sources of hope to rejuvenate your spirit and strengthen your soul. Because we have a lot of fighting to do in the new year.
With peace and hope,
Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore
Sep 27 2016
It’s a once-a-century event: All of the former deans of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will join current Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore for “Inspiring Hope, Shaping the Future: The Deans’ Perspectives,” a special Centennial panel and reception on Friday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mandel School Noble Commons (11235 Bellflower Road in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University).
Representing 42 years of influential school history and countless years of personal accomplishment, they will explore what trends have shaped social work, nonprofit management and the Mandel School — in the past, present, and future.
This free Centennial event is open to the public, including all alumni, students, current and former faculty and staff, and friends. 1.5 CEU/PD. The panel discussion is from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and the reception is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This event, which is during 2016 Homecoming+Reunion, will be livestreamed for online and off-campus students.
The panelists are:
+ M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD (Dean, 1974-1983), Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School; National Association of Social Work (NASW) Social Work Pioneer
+ Richard L. Edwards, PhD (Dean, 1988-1994), Chancellor of Rutgers University, New Brunswick; NASW Social Work Pioneer
+ Darlyne Bailey, PhD (Dean, 1994-2002), Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College
+ Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD (Dean, 2002 to present), Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences
Former interim deans and professors emeriti John Yankey, PhD (moderator), and Wallace Gingerich, PhD, will also participate. Family members of former deans Leonard Mayo and Art Naparstek are also expected to attend, along with Case Western Reserve President Barbara Snyder and school benefactor Morton Mandel.
ADMISSION: Free. All guests must RSVP to attend and check in upon arrival. Students, friends, staff and faculty are encouraged to register here. Alumni of the Mandel School and/or CWRU are encouraged to register for Homecoming (http://case.edu/homecoming) and click on the Mandel School events tag.
PARKING: Besides street parking, there are many parking lots and garages nearby on campus (including Ford Road Garage, Severance Hall Garage, Lot 46 Garage on E. 118), in University Circle (Botanical Garden Garage), and Uptown.
Questions? Email MandelSchool@case.edu or call Alumni Relations at 216.368.2281.