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M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., PhD

Distinguished University Professor

Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor

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
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
mch2@case.edu
216-368-2323

About

M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad holds the title of Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the 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:


Historic gathering of Mandel School deans on October 14

Sep 27 2016

deans-panelIt’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 cocktail 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.

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.


Join Us and Our Presenters at CSWE APM 2015

Oct 12 2015

CSWEThere are a variety of ways you can join the Mandel School at the Council on Social Work Education 61st Annual Program Meeting (#2015APM), the premiere conference for social justice professionals on October 15-18 in Denver, Colorado.

+ Visit us at booth #517. We have special Centennial gifts and lots of great information for our alumni, colleagues, and prospective students.

+ Join us at a private reception for Mandel School alumni, faculty and students to celebrate our Centennial and another record year of research. It is on Friday, October 16, at 5pm at Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. To RSVP, contact Nada DiFranco (nada.difranco@case.edu). We are also hosting a Centennial Salon for Denver-area alumni hosted by Amy McClellan, MNO 1998, on Thursday, October 15. To RSVP for that alumni networking event, contact Marianne Lax (Marianne.lax@case.edu).

+ Join Dr. Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor, at the Hokenstad International Lecture on Friday, October 16. Dr. Vishanthie Sewpaul from the University of KwaZulu Natal Durban and the South Africa President of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa will present “Challenges to the West and the Rest Value Dichotomies: Culture, Human Rights and Social Work.”

+ An article by doctoral program alumnus Craig R. Boitel, PhD 2002, “Defining Signature Pedagogy in Social Work Education: Learning Theory and the Learning Contract,” which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education was chosen as a JSWE Best Conceptual Article. He will be honored at the Reviewers Reception on Saturday, October 17.

+ Doctoral students Susan Yoon and Hyunyong Park will receive the Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award by the Korean-American Social Work Educator Association (KASWEA) at the conference. Only two awardees were selected this year and both were from the Mandel School!

+ Presentations by our faculty (bold) and doctoral students (italics):

  • Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia, Voith, L. A.  Steigerwald, S. (alumna) Violence exposure and adolescent behavior problems: Parent-child relationships as a mediator. Abstract accepted for interactive poster presentation.
  • Holmes, Megan R., Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia Resilience in physically abused children: Protective factors for aggression. Abstract accepted for oral presentation.
  • Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna), Cage, Jamie, & Yoon, Susan Helping Direct Practice Social Work Students Embrace Their Inner Policy Wonk. Abstract accepted for interactive workshop.
  • Tracy, Elizabeth M., Wood, Zoe Breen, Farkas, Kathleen Making the transition from classroom to online education….and back again. Workshop abstract accepted to present at a Faculty Development Institute.
  • Wood, Zoe & Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna) Be Left for a Newer Model? HBSE Needs a Little Work Done! Abstract accepted for a discussion group section.
  • Hokenstad, M.C.  Engaging in Social Work Education across Borders: Opportunities & Lessons Learned. Abstract accepted for a Partnership Presentation.
  • Hokenstad, M.C. Panelist. Representing Social Work Education at the United Nations. Sponsored by IASSW. 

+ Alumni presenters: David Beimers, PhD 2009; Ralph Belk, MSSA 1996; Carlton David Craig, MSSA 1993; Emily Dakin, MSSA 2001, PhD 2004; Fran Danis, PhD 2000; Laurel Davis, MSSA 1978; Abbie Frost, MSSA 1977, PhD 1984; Altaf Husain, MSSA 1994; Robert Keefe, MSSA 1985; Patricia Kolb, MSSA 1971; Flavio Marsiglia, PhD 1991; Lisa McGuire, PhD 2000; Min So Paek, PhD 2013; Hyeshin Park, MSSA 2010; James Piers, PhD 1997; D. Mark Ragg, PhD 1997; Mary Ann Rawlings, PhD 2008; Joanne Riebschleger, PhD 2001; Maureen Riley-Behringer, MSSA 1994, PhD 2015; Mary Secret, MSSA 1973; Susan Smalling, PhD 2012; and Stacey Steigerwald, MSSA 2015.


Terry Hokenstad to Lead Public Affairs Discussion on China’s Aging Population

Oct 6 2015

hokenstadM.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, will lead a Public Affairs Discussion Group on “China’s Aging Population: Policy Decisions and Program Challenges” on Friday, October 9, at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Mather House Room 100.

The event is presented by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve. Its director, Dr. Joseph White, the Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, writes of this discussion: It has become a cliché to refer to the “timebomb” of “China’s aging population.” That may be an exaggeration, like the “demographic tsunami” that supposedly threatens the United States. But in China’s case it is not part of a campaign to cut protections for the elderly. Instead, it reflects fears that China’s society and policies will not be adequate to prevent human misery. China is unusual in that the proportion of elderly in the population is rising rapidly at lower levels of wealth than in countries like Germany, Japan, or the United States, so before full implementation of social protections. Challenges are exacerbated by migration of younger workers from rural to urban areas, leaving aging parents behind. Chinese traditions of filial obligation to care for the aged thus are also threatened. Chinese policy-makers are well aware of the problem, but finding and implementing effective policies will be difficult.

A worldwide leader in social work education and research, Professor Hokenstad has focused especially on aging issues worldwide. He is a Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School.