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Inabel Burns Lindsay

university dean

Inabel Burns Lindsay, American university dean. Recipient training specialist grant for study and lecture, Norway and Sweden, 1958.


Lindsay, Inabel Burns was born on February 13, 1900 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Joseph Smith and Margaret L. Hartshorn (Hawkins) Burns.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Howard U., 1920. Urban League fellow New York School Social Work, 1920-1921. Master of Arts (University fellow), University of Chicago, 1937, postgraduate School Social Service Administration, summers 1938, 40.

Doctor Social Work, U. Pittsburgh, 1952.


Assistant to executive Cleveland Urban League, summer 1922. Teacher Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missoury, 1922-1925. Social case work, Public Welfare Administration, 1926-1936.

Instructor, assistant charge div. social work Howard U., 1937-1942, acting director, assistant professor, 1943-1945, associate professor, dean School Social Work, 1945-1951, professor, dean 1951-1983. Visiting professor U. College West Indies, Jamaica, 1960-1961.


  • Contributor numerous articles professional publications. Author monograph.


Member advisory council nat. orgns. planning White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1950, chairman work group on minorities, 1960. Member Council Social Work Education (council delegations 1952), National Association Social Workers, National Conference Social Welfare (Chairman of Commission social research and social studies.


Married Arnett G. Lindsay, June 27, 1925.

Joseph Smith Burns

Margaret L. Hartshorn (Hawkins) Burns

Arnett G. Lindsay