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Edleson named to national academy on social work

Jeffrey EdlesonSchool of Social Work Professor Jeffrey Edleson, Ph.D., has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Edleson is one of 11 scholars who will be inducted into the academy at a ceremony on May 6, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Edleson is the school's director of research and is director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He is one of the world's leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence and has published more than 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation.

The academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social good. It aims to serve as a frontline source of information in the national debate on issues critical to social work and social welfare.

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