M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., PhD

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus

Professor of Global Health (School of Medicine)


Cert. Educational Management,
Harvard University
PhD, Brandeis University
MSW, Columbia University
BA, Augustana College
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 318
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

mch2@case.edu
216.368.2323

About

M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and also serves as Professor of Global Health in the School of Medicine. In a career spanning more than four decades, Hokenstad is recognized as a worldwide leader in social work education and research. He is a past president of the North American and Caribbean Region of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, and has served as president of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and chair of the International Committee for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He has been a trustee of the National Council on Aging and the National Conference on Social Welfare. He is a member of the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Aging, and served on the U.N. Technical Committee responsible for drafting the International Plan of Action on Aging. In 2002, he was named to the United States delegation to the U.N.s World Assembly on Aging.A prolific scholar, Hokenstad has authored nine books and numerous articles, chapters, and monographs, in the fields of comparative social welfare, care of older people, and social work practice and education. In addition, he has served as editor-in-chief of The International Social Work Journal and co-editor of special issues of publications such as Ageing International, Social Policy & Administration, the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, and the Journal of Applied Social Sciences. He serves on the editorial board of several other scholarly journals.
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Course List

  • SASS 630 Seminar in Social Work Education
  • SSWM 546 International Social Work
  • SPPP 513 Aging Policy and Service Delivery
  • SPPP 470 Social Policy

Affiliations

  • United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing
  • International Association of Schools of Social Work
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • American Society on Aging

Scholarly Interests

  • Innovative Programs in Aging
  • United Nations and International Organizations
  • International Social Welfare and Social Work
  • Health and Social Services Policies and Programs for Older People
  • Cross-national Studies of Social Service Delivery Systems
  • Retirement Patterns and Pension Policies
  • Assessment for Long Term Care Services

Recent Publications

Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, T.  (2014) Rolling Downhill:  Effects of austerity on local government social services in the United States. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.

Hokenstad, M.C., Healy, L. &  Segal,U. (2013) Teaching Human Rights:  Curriculum Resources for Social Work Educators.  Alexandria ,Virginia:  Council on Social Work Education.

Hokenstad, M.C. and Roberts, A.R. (2013). Aging in the twenty first century:  Global challenge and international action.  GENERATIONS,  Vol.37. No.1.

Roberts, A. R., Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, Jr., M. C. (2012).  Long term care insurance beyond the CLASS program, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XXXIV, Number 3, 85-109.

Hokenstad, M., (2012), Social work education:  The international dimension. In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage Handbook on International Social Work  (pp. 163-178).

Hokenstad, Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2012). Older persons and social work: A global perspective. In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad Jr., M.C., & Choi, M. (2012). Global aging. In L. M Healy & R. J. Link (Eds.), Handbook of international social work: Human rights, development, and the global profession (pp. 137-141).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lyons, K.,  Hokenstad, M.C., Pawar, M.S., Hueglar, N. & Hall, N. (Eds). (2012). Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2011). International policy on ageing and older persons: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 54, 330–343.

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2010). Global greying and active aging: Challenges for international social work.  Journal of Global Social Work Practice, 3(2). Retrieved from http://www.globalsocialwork.org/vol3no2/Hokenstad.html

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2010). Social Work’s role in ensuring enabling and supportive environments for older persons. A global perspective. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 19(2), 25–38.

Boitel, C., Farkas, K., Fromm, L., & Hokenstad, M. C. (2009) Learning transfer principles in a comprehensive integration model.  Journal of Teaching & Social Work, 29,400–417.

Recent Presentations

Hokenstad, M. C. (April, 2015)  Pension policies in China and the United States. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, M.C. (October, 2014)  Integrating international social work content within an online course.  Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Hokenstad, M. C. (July, 2014)  Aging in the New Millennium: Global Challenge and International Action.  American Society on Aging Webinar, San Francisco, California.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013).  International organizations and humanitarian programs.  Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013).  Active ageing from an international perspective.  School of Human Development and Social Services S.I.M. University, Singapore.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013). Social work agenda for global action.  Inaugural Lecture, Global Institute of Social Work. Singapore.

Hokenstad, M. C. (October, 2013). Teaching human rights in social work education.  Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education.

Hokenstad, M. C. (December, 2012). Global challenges for social work in China and the United States. Keynote  Speech: Northwest China Symposium. Northwest University. Xian, China.

Hokenstad, M. C. (December, 2012).  The global agenda for social work. Symposium on Strengthening Social Service Delivery Capacity in China. Beijing Normal University. Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (December, 2012). Teaching policy analysis in social work education. China – U.S. Collaboration Conference, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). Disaster management: An international challenge for social work. Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). Global social work: An action agenda for the 21st century. Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). The global agenda for social work: Trends, themes and actions. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (July, 2012). Human rights challenges and roles for social work. World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (July, 2012). Teaching human rights in social work education:Global concepts and local applications . World Conference on Social Work and Social Development,  Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Lyons, K.,  Hokenstad, M.C., Pawar, M.S., Hueglar, N. & Hall, N. (Eds). (2012). Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.
  • Lessons from Abroad: Adapting International Social Welfare Innovations. Edt. with James Midgley. Washington: NASW Press, 2004.
  • Models of International Collaboration in Social Work Education. Edt. with Lynne Healy and Yvonne Asamoah. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education (2003).
  • Issues in International Social Work: Global Challenges for a New Century. Edt. with James Midgley. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 1997.
  • Profiles in International Social Work. Edt. with S.K. Khinduka and James Midgley. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 1992.
  • Gerontological Social Work: International Perspectives. Edt. with Katherine A. Kendall, New York: Haworth Press, 1988.
  • Linking Health and Social Services: International Perspectives. Edt. with Roger A. Ritvo. Beverly Hills, California: SAGE Publications, 1982.
  • Participation in Teaching and Learning: An Idea Book for Social Work Educators, with Barry D. Rigby. New York and Vienna: International Association of Schools of Social Work, 1977.


2009 Partners in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award
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M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, won the 2009 Partners in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award from the Council on Social Work Education. For the past 40 years, Hokenstad has been involved with research in his field, producing international curriculums and working with schools and governments from Canada to Hungary to the Philippines. He also has worked closely with the United Nations.

– The Plain Dealer “Honored” column, November 24, 2009

Terry Hokenstad in the News

  • Hokenstad Gives $100,000 to International Scholarship Fund
    by Mandel School on July 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    After establishing the Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund in 2014 with a $25,000 donation, M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, has given the fund another major boost with a $100,000 gift on July 1, 2017, upon the occasion of his retirement from teaching. The Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support for international students at [… […]

  • Compassion Propelled Social Work Pioneer to Peerless Career
    by Mandel School on May 9, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    It’s only fitting that trinkets of owls—a universal symbol of wisdom—adorn the office of M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, a social work pioneer whose influence on research, education and policy extends far beyond the campus of Case Western Reserve University, where he’s served his students, colleagues and field for 43 years. The owls—many given to Hokenstad during [… […]

  • Retirement Celebration in Honor of Terry Hokenstad on May 9
    by Mandel School on April 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    You are cordially invited to join Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore at a Retirement Celebration on Tuesday, May 9th, to honor M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, upon the occasion of his retirement from teaching, to celebrate his illustrious 43-year academic career at the Mandel School, and to recognize his substantial worldwide impact. The celebration at 4:00 to 6:00 [… […]