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.
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.
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.
JILL DUERR BERRICK is the Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor at the School of Social Welfare.
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 intersect of poverty, early childhood development, parenting and the service systems designed to address these issues. Berrick’s research approach typically relies upon the voices of service system consumers or providers to identify the impacts of social problems and social service solutions on family life.
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.
Professor and Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services
JEFFREY L EDLESON is the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services in the School of Social Welfare 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.
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.
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.
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.