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Michael Stewart Reisch

Michael Stewart Reisch, American social worker, educator, political activist. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, 1972-1973; Fulbright senior scholar, 2001-2006, Fulbright scholar University Queensland, Australia, 2005.

Background

  • Reisch, Michael Stewart was born on March 4, 1948 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Charlotte (Rosenberg) Reisch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History with highest honors, New York University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in History with distinction, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1975. Master of Social Work with honors, City University of New York, 1979.

    Career

    • Youth worker Washington-Heights-Inwood YM-YWHA, New York City, 1965-1966. Editor, columnist Heights Daily News, Bronx, New York, 1966-1968. Research/teaching assistant State University of New York, Binghamton, 1970-1972.

      Unit director, program consultant Child Study Association-Wel Met, Incorporated, New York York City, 1970-1972. Assistant director youth division Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center, Bronx, 1972-1973. Project director Silberman Foundation/New York Association Deans, New York City, 1973-1974.

      Assistant dean School Social Welfare, assistant professor State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1974-1979. Assistant professor, then associate professor School Social Work University Maryland, Baltimore, 1979-1986. Director School Social Work, professor social work/public administration San Francisco State University, 1986-1995.

      Professor social work University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1995-1999, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1999. President Children Now, Oakland, California, 2002—2003. Zellerbach professor University California, Berkeley, 2006-2007.

      Consultant and speaker in field.

    Works

    Membership

    Consultant numerous local, state, and federal political campaigns, since 1971. Member Governor's Advisory Council Human Resources, Maryland, 1983-1986. President Welfare Advisers, Maryland, 1983-1986.

    Campaign manager Republican Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore, 1982. Board directors Coleman Advisers for Children and Youth, 1987-1995, San Francisco International Program, 1987-1995, California Social Work Education Center, 1991-1995, Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement, 1992-1995, American Jewish Congress, N. California, 1994-1995, Council International Programs, 1995, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, 1997-1999. Chair Children's Budget Task Force City of San Francisco, 1989-1992.

    Member Mayor's Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, San Francisco, 1988-1991. Member steering committee Poverty Action Alliance, 1993-1995. Member advisory committee Montreal Consortium for Human Rights Advocacy, since 1995.

    Member Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice, Michigan, since 2004. Member National Association of Social Workers (delegate 1990-1992, 94-96, chair peace and justice committee 1992-1997), Council on Social Work Education (committee on status of women 1989-1992, board directors 1993-1997, chair commission on educational policy 1994-1997), American History Association, Social Welfare Action Alliance, Society for Social Work and Research, Association for Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Association Community Organizations and Social Adminstrn, National Association of Child Advocates.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, hiking, cooking, swimming, creative writing.

    Connections

    • Married Amy Jane Lewis, May 21, 1972 (divorced 2002). Children: Jennifer, Nikki. Married Lily Jarman, March.
    • father: Joseph Reisch
    • mother: Charlotte (Rosenberg) Reisch
    • spouses: Amy Jane Lewis
    • Lily Jarman
    • children: Jennifer Reisch
    • Nikki Reisch
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    Born March 4, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      New York University
    • 1975
      State University of New York
    • 1979
      City University of New York
    • 1965 - 1966
      Youth worker, Washington-Heights-Inwood YM-YWHA
    • 1966 - 1968
      editor
      Bronx, New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      research/teaching assistant, State University of New York
      Binghamton, New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      unit director, Child Study Association-Wel Met
    • 1970 - 1972
      program consultant, Child Study Association-Wel Met
    • 1972 - 1973
      assistant, director youth division Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center
      Bronx, New York, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      project director, Silberman Foundation/New York Association Deans
    • 1974 - 1979
      assistant, professor State University of New York
      Stony Brook, New York, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      assistant, professor State University of New York
      Stony Brook, New York, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      assistant, professor School Social Work University Maryland
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      then associate, professor School Social Work University Maryland
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1986 - 1995
      director, social work/public administration San Francisco State University
    • 1986 - 1995
      professor, social work/public administration San Francisco State University
    • 1995 - 1999
      professor, social work University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1999
      professor, social work University Pennsylvania
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 2002 - 2003
      president, Children Now
      Oakland, Tennessee, United States
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