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Valerie Borum

Valerie Borum, American social worker, educator. Recipient Recognized, Empathetic and Concrned Helper award, Gallaudet University, 1994, Isaac L. Jordan Senior Faculty Pluralism award, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2003-2004.


  • Borum, Valerie Daughter of James and Daisy Borum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Psychology, Mundelein College, Loyola University, Chicago, 1985. Master of Social Work, Gallaudet University, Washington, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University, Washington, 2001.


    • Postdoctoral fellow University Rochester, School Medicine, Department Psychiatry, New York, 2001—2002. Faculty Rochester Institute of Technology, 2002—2004, Fordham University, New York City, 2004—2007, University Illinois, Chicago, since 2007. Chair, co-chair International Union of Railways (UIC, French: Union Internationale des Chemins de fer) Diversity Strategic Thinking and Planning Committee, Chicago, since 2009.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Liberal


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member American Association People with Disabilities, Chicago, 2009—2010. Councilor Council Social Work Education, Commission Disability and Persons Disabilities, Washington, 2003—2006. Member National Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Chicago, 1991—1993, Anti-Racist Task Force and New York City Educators’ Group, New York City, 2004—2007.

    Participant People's Institute Survival and Beyond AntiRacism Alliance, 2005—2007. Member Clergy and Laity Concerned, Chicago, 1991—1995, National Black Deaf Advocates, Washington, 2003—2004, Regional Center Indiana Living, Chicago, 2003—2006, Commission Promoting Pluralism & Strategic Planning Community Task Force, Rochester, 2003—2004. Member of National Alliance Interpreters Translators Color, Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network, National Association Black Social Workers.



    Reading, writing, exercise, travel.


    • father: James Borum
    • mother: Daisy Borum
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    • 1985
      Mundelein College
    • 1996
      Gallaudet University
    • 2001
      Howard University
    • 2001 - 2002
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Rochester
      New York, United States
    • 2002 - 2004
      Technology, faculty Rochester Institute
    • 2004 - 2007
      Technology, faculty Rochester Institute
    • 2007
      Technology, faculty Rochester Institute
      Chicago, Illinois, United States