William Runyan

Emeritus Professor

William McKinley Runyan is professor emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. An expert in the fields of history, psychology and psychobiography as they relate to social work and social welfare, Runyan's research considers such topics as the history of psychoanalysis and personality psychology, life histories and case histories, adult development and the history and philosophy of the social sciences.

Expanded Publications

Runyan, W. M. (2013). Psychobiography and the Psychology of Science: Encounters With Psychology, Philosophy, and Statistics. Handbook of the Psychology of...

Andrew Scharlach

Emeritus Professor and Professor of the Graduate School

Professor of the Graduate School Andrew Scharlach served as the longtime Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the School of Social Welfare. He also directed the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services.

Dr. Scharlach’s research examines innovative social and community supports designed to promote healthy aging. His current multi-year program of research examines emerging initiatives for helping communities to become more aging-friendly. Dr. Scharlach’s other research interests include aging policies, programs and services; social support; family caregiving; work/...

Steven P. Segal

Emeritus Professor and Professor of the Graduate School

Steven P. Segal is professor of the graduate school at the School of Social Welfare. His research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness, community mental health, homelessness, social work practice, psychiatric epidemiology, social support systems, social ecology, health policy and psychiatric emergencies.

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Paul Terrell

Emeritus Lecturer and Coordinator of Academic Programs

Paul Terrell is lecturer and coordinator of academic programs emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on social policy, particularly the financing and organization of social welfare programs and public voluntary sector relationships and contracting.

Yu-Wen Ying

Emerita Professor

Yu-Wen Ying is professor emerita at the School of Social Welfare. Her research considers family and mental health across cultures and how they are influenced by the experience of immigration. Specific research topics of interest include mental health among Asian Americans, immigrant and refugee family relationships, cross-cultural adaptation, acculturation and ethnic identity formation, treatment and prevention of mental health disorders among ethnic minority populations and cross-cultural competence. Dr. Ying’s work also considers the relationship between spirituality and social work.