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Bernard Paul Indik

Bernard Paul Indik, American social work educator. Recipient Community Appreciation award United Way Central Jersey, 1976, 82, 86, 87; Mayor's Appreciation award South Brunswick, 1976; Small Community Mayors of New Jersey award, 1980.


  • Indik, Bernard Paul was born on April 30, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob Joseph and Ida F. (Kaplan) Indik.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1954. Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1955. Textile engineering certified, Philadelphia Textile Institute, 1955.

      Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1961.


    • Assistant manager Textured Yarn Company, Philadelphia, 1955. Assistant study director Survey Research Center, University Michigan, 1957-1960, study director, 1961. Assistant research specialist Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1961-1965, associate research specialist research program psychology department and Institute Management, 1965-1968, professor social work, from 1968, Distinguished professor social work, from 1978.

      Consultant President's Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967-1968, Governor's Commission Report for Action, 1968, Department Labor and Industry New Jersey, 1965, 74-76. Consultant task force for 21st Century New Jersey General Assembly, 1987-1988.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member executive board South Brunswick Community Council, 1967-1968, executive secretary, 1968-1969. Member executive board South Brunswick Citizens for Johnson, 1964. Trustee South Brunswick Township Library, 1965-1970, treasurer, 1970.

    Member South Brunswick Township Planning Board, 1976-1985, chairman, 1979-1982. Member long range planning committee United Way of Central Jersey, from 1976, trustee, vice president, 1978-1979, 85-86. South Brunswick Township representative Middlesex County Housing and Community Development Committee, from 1976.

    Chairman South Brunswick Township Affordable Housing Agency, from 1986. Served with United States Army, 1955-1957. Fellow American Psychological Association, Society Psychological Study Social Issues.

    Member Council on Social Work Education, National Association Social Workers, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Society General Systems Research, Eastern Psychological Association Clubs: Willows Swim (trustee 1976).


    • Married Harriet Sandra Simberloff, June 26, 1955. Children: Joyce Janet, Martin Karl, Jay Joseph, Debra Ruth, William Aaron.
    • father: Jacob Joseph Indik
    • mother: Ida F. (Kaplan) Indik
    • spouse: Harriet Sandra Simberloff
    • children: Joyce Janet Indik
    • Martin Karl Indik
    • Jay Joseph Indik
    • Debra Ruth Indik
    • William Aaron Indik
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    • 1954
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1955
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1955
      Philadelphia Textile Institute
    • 1959
      University Michigan
    • 1961
      University Michigan
    • 1955
      Assistant, manager Textured Yarn Company
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      assistant, study director Survey Research Center
    • 1961 - 1965
      assistant, research specialist Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, Canada
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