Doing the Right Thing: A Narrative Interview with Irving Miller

  • Joshua Miller Smith College, School for Social Work
Keywords: group work, case work, disability, blindness, Judaism


Irving Miller was a social worker and subsequently a professor at the Columbia School for Social Work from the 1940s through the 1980s. He was an expert on organizational behavior and part of a cohort of group workers at Columbia University who were influential in the development of this modality. The interview with him is a reflection on a career in social work during an important phase of its development and offers important historical context as well as sharing a story about a life and career.

Author Biography

Joshua Miller, Smith College, School for Social Work

Professor and Associate Dean.  Specializing in antiracism work and disaster response.