Research and Training 2013-2014 Annual ReportThe 2013-2014 Research & Training Annual Report has been published by the Mandel School’s Office of Research & Training, detailing a record year for our highly productive faculty and research staff:

  • Research and training grant awards totaled $9,188,090 in 2013-2014 – a new school record and an increase of 58% over the previous year.
  • Since 2005, Mandel School’s research grant funding has increased over 270%.
  • Over 70% of faculty members submitted a total of 104 research or training grant proposals (a 71% increase over the previous year) and had 163 publications since 2011.
  • The Mandel School is ranked #8 for scholarly productivity among U.S. social work schools, using the H-index, and also maintains an 8:1 student/faculty ratio in the classroom, reflecting a deep commitment to teaching.

Mandel School research is comprehensive, ranging from individuals and families to communities and nations, and embracing the lifespan from prenatal development to the elderly. The findings are used by human service agencies, county and state governments, federal entities, and international organizations to improve practice and service delivery and to impact public policy.

The 2013-2014 Annual Report was overseen by David E. Biegel, the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, who served as the Associate Dean for Research and Training for the past six years and during a time of significant growth for the school’s research and training grant portfolio. On September 1, 2014, Dr. Biegel stepped down from this position and Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore announced that Elizabeth M. Tracy, the Grace Longwell Coyle Professor in Social Work, is the new Associate Dean for Research and Training. Dr. Tracy’s previous leadership of the Mandel School’s doctoral program and strong history of obtaining external grant funding make her an ideal candidate for this position.

Read the complete report here.

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