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educator , social worker

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, exercise, travel.


James Borum

Daisy Borum