Ann Hartman ’47 is a visiting professor at Fordham University School of Social Service and dean/professor emerita of the Smith College School of Social Work. She is a noted expert in family therapy and social work theory and practice.
Training and Social Work
From 1950 to 1953, she was a caseworker for the Summit County Child Welfare Board in Akron, Ohio, and in 1954, she received her M.S.W. from the Smith College School of Social Work.
Hartman continued her casework at the Community Service Society in New York City and the Mid-Nassau Community Mental Health Center in Hicksville, N.Y. From 1958 to 1966, Hartman served as executive director of the Southeast Nassau Guidance Center.
While working towards her Ph.D. at Columbia University in the late 1960s, Hartman consulted part-time at the Family Service Association of Nassau County and taught social-work theory and practice at Fordham University.
In 1986, Hartman left Michigan to become dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College. The school's program alternates intensive summer academic sessions with periods of supervised clinical practice. It earned a high level of recognition during Hartman's tenure, culminating in a national top-10 ranking.
Research and Authorship
In tribute to Hartman's contributions to social work, the NASW published Reflection and Controversy in 1994, a collection of her most acclaimed editorials.
Other awards include Case Western University's Herman Stein Distinguished Social Work Educator Award; the Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the NASW; and the Distinguished American Social Worker Award from the University of Cincinnati.
Selected Books by Ann Hartman
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