On the Making of Female Macro Social Work Academics

  • Monica Leisey Assistant Professor Salem State University School of Social Work
  • Portia L. Cole Virginia Union University Department of Social Work
  • Karen Hopkins Associate Professor & Coordinator, MSW-MBA Dual Degree, University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Jenny L. Jones Associate Professor & MSW Program Director Florida A&M University School of Social Work
  • Youngmi Kim Assistant Professor Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work
  • Elizabeth A. Mulroy Professor Emerita University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • F. Ellen Netting Professor Emerita Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work
  • Mary Katherine O’Connor Professor Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work
  • Karen Smith Rotabi Associate Professor United Arab Emirates University
  • M. Lori Thomas Assistant Professor & Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Marie O. Weil Professor University of North Carolina School of Social Work, Chapel Hill
  • Traci L. Wike Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work

Abstract

Abstract: This manuscript explores the experiences of a group of female macro social work academics using the collective biography process (Davies and Gannon, 2006) . The narrative includes remembrances that the authors believe shaped who we are as macro social work academics and the work that we do. The shared stories are presented in a chronological manner and include analysis of the themes we identified as being important to the development of each academic within the group. Themes emerged pointing to a common understanding of the experiences and perhaps a view of the world. This suggested something unique in the development and socialization of women who become macro social work academics .

Author Biography

Monica Leisey, Assistant Professor Salem State University School of Social Work
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Published
2014-06-26