Ruth Elizabeth Smalley, American educator. Recipient group award of merit National Conference Social Welfare, 1956; Distinguished Alumni award University Pittsburgh, 1969. Fellow American Orthopsychiat. Association; member National Association Social Workers, American Association of University Professors, Council Social Work Education (president 1960-1963), Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Phi Beta, Mortar Board.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1924. M.S.S., Smith College, 1929. D.S.W., U. Pittsburgh, 1949.
Doctor of Laws, Catholic U. American, 1968. Staff board education Bureau Child Guidance, Newark, 1929-1932. Member of faculty University of Chicago, 1932-1935.
Director visiting teacher department Board Education, Rochester, New York, 1935-1937. Faculty School Social Work, Smith College, 1937-1938. Associate professor, then professor School Social Work, U. Pittsburgh, 1939-1950.
Professor School Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, 1950-1967, professor emeritus, 1967-1979, acting dean, 1957-1958, dean, 1958-1966. Fulbright lecturer, Italy, 1966-1967. Lecturer Leader Exchange Program United States-South Africa, 1968.