Linda M. Burton

Dean Linda Burton's research focuses on child welfare & poverty: intergenerational family structures, processes, & role transitions; context & place in the daily lives of families; & childhood adultification & the accelerated life course.

Susan Stone

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Catherine Mary and Eileen Clare Hutto Professor of Social Services in Public Education Susan Stone is a leading authority on social work in education and its impact on the academic progress of vulnerable youth.

Michael J. Austin

Professor of the Graduate School MICHAEL J. AUSTIN served as the director of the Mack Center on Nonprofit and Public Sector Management in the Human Services and as editor of Human Service Organizations. He is also the former dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Florida State University and the University of Washington, where he chaired the macro practice specializations.

As a leading contributor to the field of human services management, Dr. Austin has taught in the areas of theory for practice and the...

Jill Duerr Berrick

JILL DUERR BERRICK is a Distinguished Professor and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor of Social Welfare. She also holds a joint appointment as a Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Dr. Berrick's research focuses on the child welfare system and efforts to improve the experiences of children and families touched by foster care. Her interests target the intersection of poverty, childhood development, parenting and the service systems designed to address family well-being. Berrick’s research approach typically relies upon the voices of service system consumers or...

Julian Chun-Chung Chow

Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation Professor Julian Chun-Chung Chow is a leading scholar in community practice. His research looks at why racial/ethnic and immigrant minorities struggle to access available services, aiming to identify ways to transform social services for the underserved and improve service delivery for immigrant populations and communities. His recent projects examine social services for China's migrant populations as well as social work education and its development in China.

Honors and Awards Recipient of the 2020 Honorary Member for...

Jeffrey L. Edleson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School JEFFREY L EDLESON is the Harry and Riva Specht Chair Emeritus and served as Dean from 2012 through August 2019. 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...

Eileen Gambrill

Eileen Gambrill is professor of the graduate school at the School of Social Welfare. Her research interests include professional ethics and education; evidence-based practice; professional decision making; social learning theory; behavioral methods; evaluation of practice; and social skills training.

Dr. Gambrill is a grantee of the University of Bristol's Benjamin Meeker Fellowship as well as a two-time recipeint of the Pro Humanitate Award, which is bestowed by the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare. She has also served as a visiting scholar at the University of...

Neil Gilbert

Neil Gilbert is the Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and Social Services. Dr. Gilbert is director of the Center for Comparative Family Welfare and Poverty Research and was the founding director of the Family Welfare Research Group.

Dr. Gilbert served as the School's acting dean (1994-96) as well as chair of the doctoral program for a five-year period. His University service has included posts as vice-chair and chair of the Berkeley Senate Faculty's Graduate Council, and membership on the Senate Divisional Council, the Committee on Privilege and Tenure,the...

Stephen Hinshaw

UC Berkeley Professor of Psychology Stephen Hinshaw is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Professor Hinshaw's interests lie in the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology. Major themes include the diagnostic validity of childhood disorders, the role of family and peer relationships in normal and atypical development, the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems, the neuropsychology and neurobiology of impulsive and externalizing behavior, expressions of psychopathology in female samples and the...

David Lindeman

Affiliated faculty member David Lindeman is director of UC Berkeley's CITRIS Health Initiative. He also serves as director of the Center for Technology and Aging, which was developed with support from the SCAN Foundation, and co-director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which advances the use of technology to support population health. He joined CITRIS in 2013.

Previously, Dr. Lindeman was the founder and director of the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in Evanston, Ill., where he was responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based applied...