Roberta Iversen: Interim Associate Dean of Social Work

Dr. Roberta R. Iversen, who joined the Social Work faculty at the start of the 1997-98 academic year as an assistant professor and clinician educator, will assume the position of interim associate dean for academic programs on October 15. She succceeds Dr. Peter Vaughan who was named dean of the School of Social Service at Fordham. Dr. Iversen received her Ph.D. in social work and social research and her M.S.S. in clinical social work from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Prior to joining the Penn faculty, Dr. Iversen was a clinical social work practitioner and supervisor at a non-profit family agency where she worked with individuals, families and groups. She also was a faculty lecturer at Bryn Mawr College and Temple University where she taught courses in social work practice, race and ethnicity, and theories of adolescence. Dr. Iversen's research interests and publications center around occupational attainment among poor women, including related issues of adolescent childbearing, education, family, race/ethnicity and mental health. Her publications in social work and sociological journals have implications for practice and policy and for the inclusion of gender, race and class in the development of status attainment theory.

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 4, September 19, 2000

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