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Janice Wood Wetzel, American Dean, researcher, educator. License independent clinical social worker, Massachusetts.


Wetzel, Janice Wood was born on November 30, 1931 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States.


Student, University Missouri, 1949-1951; Bachelor of Science with honors, Washington University, St. Louis, 1972; Master of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1976.


Director program planning department, Mayor's Council on Youth, St. Louis, 1968-1974; assistant professor, research associate, University Texas School Social Work, Austin, 1976-1980; associate professor, chair research, Smith College School Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1980-1983; director, professor, U. Iowa School Social Work, Iowa City, 1983-1988; Moses distinguished visiting professor social work, Hunter College, New York City, 1988-1989; dean, professor, Adelphi U. School Social Work, Garden City, New York, since 1989. Research consultant Barnes Hospital Complex, St. Louis, 1974-1976, San Antonio Health Sciences Center, Bexar County Hospital, 1976-1978, Austin Eastern State Hospital, 1978-1979, Northampton Eastern State Hospital, 1982-1983, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, 1982-1989, U. Iowa School Medicine Department Psychiatry, 1986-1992. Presenter in field; member of national Executive Committee Center for Understanding Aging, 1983-1986.


  • License independent clinical social worker, Massachusetts.


Member New York Housing Commission, since 1991. Fellow American Orthopsychiat. Association, Gerontological Society American.

Member National Association Deans and Dirs. Schools of Social Work (Executive Board, treasurer 1991-1993), Am.Assn. International Aging, International Association Schools of Social Work (United Nations rep.and chair Women's Caucus Executive Board), International Council Social Welfare, World Federation Mental Health, New York State Deans and Dirs. of Schools of Social Work (president 1993-1994), Society Study Social Problems, Inter-University Consortium International Social Development National Committee Gerontology in Social WorkEdn.

(Fellow, research, planning and practice section), National Association SocialWorkers (house of deals 1983-1988, international committee since 1990, education policy & planning committee 1989-1990, Council on Social Word Education.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography (candid photos of women throughout world).


Daughter of John and Lynn Fullarton (Murty) Wood. Divorced; children: Richard Alan, Kathryn Lynn Robyn, Robert Stuart.

John Wood

Lynn Fullarton (Murty) Wood

Richard Alan Wetzel

Kathryn Lynn Robyn Wetzel

Robert Stuart Wetzel