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Ruth Elizabeth Smalley

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.

Background

  • Smalley, Ruth Elizabeth was born on November 14, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Joseph Henry and Grace (Hollister) Smalley.

  • Education

    • 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.

    Career

    • Director vis.

    Works

    • Author: Theory for Social Work Practice, 1966. Also articles.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • father: Joseph Henry Smalley
    • mother: Grace (Hollister) Smalley
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    Born November 14, 1903
    Died July 10, 1979
    (aged 75)
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