Victor Groza

Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies

Director, Child Welfare Fellows Program

PhD, University of Oklahoma
MSW, University of Oklahoma
BA, University of Tulsa


Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 310
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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Victor Groza is the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He is a licensed social worker and has a doctorate in Sociology. His research in child welfare focuses on three areas: (1) an examination of the institutional care of children, ways to improve the care of children who must reside in institutions, and the negative impact on child development from early institutionalization; (2) family, children and service system issues in domestic, older-child adoption and international adoption; and (3) child welfare workforce issues. Since 1991 he has been involved in various child welfare technical assistance, research and training projects in Romania, India, Ukraine, Guatemala & Ethiopia.

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Victor Groza in the News

  • Study Abroad in Nicaragua in June: Child Development and Welfare
    by Mandel School on March 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    The Mandel School has just announced a new short-term Study Abroad course, Child Development/Child Welfare in Nicaragua (SASS 375J/575), on June 1-30. Open to all Case Western Reserve undergraduates and graduate students, it offers unique international service learning placements, direct engagement with Nicaraguans, and immersive Spanish language instruction during the month of June. It is based in Granada, [… […]

  • Professor Victor Groza Awarded Honorary Degree from West University of Timosoara
    by Mandel School on December 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    On November 3, the West University of Timisoara in Romania awarded Victor K. Groza, PhD, the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School, with an honorary doctoral degree called the Doctor Honoris Causa Award. This award recognizes Dr. Groza’s significant contributions toward developing social work education in Romania, as well as his outspoken and [… […]

  • European Union Changes Allow Mandel School Faculty Exchange with Romanian University
    by Mandel School on July 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    The Mandel School and its partner university in Romania will benefit from a change in European Union (EU) funding that now allows European universities to create faculty and student exchange programs with universities in the United States. West University of Timisoara in Romania secured funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ Program that allows the university to [… […]