Dean and Harry & Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services
JEFFREY EDLESON is dean and the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services in the School of Social Welfare. He was a professor of social work at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for 29 years before joining Berkeley in 2012 and the founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.
A leading expert in domestic violence, Dr. Edleson's current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. His work also focuses on international parental abduction in cases of domestic violence and the evaluation of interventions and policies on family violence. His body of publications comprises more than 130 articles and 12 books.
Dr. Edleson is currently serving as the President of the California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD) of Social Work Programs. His other recent appointments include the National Institute of Justice Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women as well as the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Photo: Claudine Gossett
- Program Evaluation
- Family Violence
- Child Maltreatment
- Engaging Men
- Violence Prevention
2016 Edleson appointed to the Harry & Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services at Berkeley Social Welfare
2016 Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
2016 Edleson named one of a dozen highest impact scholars in social work in a new study by Hodge, Krener & Vaughn (2016) appearing in Research on Social Work Practice.
2015 Society for Social Work Research Book Award: Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law: The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention, co-authored with Taryn Lindhorst
Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson and Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women (third edition). Sage Publications, 2018.
Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2016)(Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women, 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (1st edition published in 2001, 2nd in 2011)
Edleson, J.L., Lindhorst, T. & Kanuha, V.K. (2016). Ending Gender-Based Violence: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. Baltimore, MD: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.
Storer, H.L., Casey, E.A., Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2016). Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work. Violence Against Women, 22, 249-268.
Walsh, T.N., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (In press). Engaging men in violence prevention. In Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women, 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kiesel, L., Piescher, K., Edleson, J. (In press). The relationship between child maltreatment, intimate partner violence exposure, and academic performance. Journal of Public Child Welfare.
Carlson, J., Kendall, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2015/16). Becoming a good father: The developmental engine of first-time fatherhood. Fathering, 13, 182-202.
Carlson, J., Casey, E., Edleson, J.L., Tolman, R.M., Walsh, T.B. & Kimball, E. (2015). Strategies to engage men and boys in violence prevention: A global organizational perspective. Violence Against Women, 21, 1406-1425.
Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Kimball, E. (2014). First-time fathers’ experiences of and desires for formal support: A multiple lens perspective. Fathering 12(3).
Casey, E., Carlson, J., Fraguela-Rios, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T.B., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Context, challenges, and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: An ecological approach. Men and Masculinities, 16, 228-251.
Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2011)(Eds.). Companion reader on violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Renzetti, C.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2008)(Eds.). Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (Vols. 1-2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
Edleson, J.L. & Williams, O.J. (2007)(Eds.). Parenting by men who batter women: New directions for assessment and intervention. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Bergen, R.K., Edleson, J.L. & Renzetti, C.M. (2005)(Eds.). Violence against women: Classic papers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Battered mothers, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.
Edleson, J.L. (1999). The overlap between child maltreatment and woman abuse. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Edleson, J.L. (1991). Social Workers' intervention in woman abuse: 1907-1945. Social Service Review, 65, 304-313.
Rose, S.D., Cayner, J.J. & Edleson, J.L. (1977). Measuring interpersonal competence.Social Work, 22, 125-129.