M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., PhD

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Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Professor of Global Health, School of Medicine

Education

Certificate, Educational Management, Harvard University
Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University
Master of Social Work, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Room 318
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7164
mch2@case.edu
216.368.2323

M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and also serves as Professor of Global Health in the School of Medicine.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Hokenstad is recognized as a worldwide leader in social work education and research. He is a past president of the North American and Caribbean Region of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, and has served as president of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and chair of the International Committee for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Global aging has been a special focus of Hokenstad’s work. He has been a trustee of the National Council on Aging and the National Conference on Social Welfare. He is a member of the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Aging, and served on the U.N. Technical Committee responsible for drafting the International Plan of Action on Aging. In 2002, he was named to the United States delegation to the U.N.s World Assembly on Aging.

His cross-national research projects have examined innovations in elder care and pension policies in countries throughout the world. He has led delegations of social workers and social work educators to China, Cuba, Japan, Russia, and South Africa, and has lectured and led workshops in those countries, as well as in the Philippines, India, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and throughout Europe.

A prolific scholar, Hokenstad has authored nine books and numerous articles, chapters, and monographs, in the fields of comparative social welfare, care of older people, and social work practice and education. In addition, he has served as editor-in-chief of The International Social Work Journal and co-editor of special issues of publications such as Aging International, Social Policy & Administration, the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, and the Journal of Applied Social Sciences. He serves on the editorial board of several other scholarly journals.

Hokenstad earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at Augustana College in South Dakota, his professional social work degree at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He was the winner of the 2006 International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the NASW, which has also recognized him as a Social Work Pioneer. He has received the CSWE’s Significant Lifetime Achievement Award, and, in 2004, the IASSW Katherine Kendall Award for a “Lifetime of Distinguished International Service to Social Work Education.” In 2009, he was named “Educator of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education, and a “Partner in Advancing Education for International Social Work” by the CSWE Global Commission.

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • SASS 630 Seminar in Social Work Education
  • SSWM 546 International Social Work
  • SPPP 470 Social Policy
  • SPPP 513 Aging Policy and Service Delivery

Research Interests

  • Innovative Programs in Aging
  • United Nations and International Organizations
  • International Social Welfare and Social Work
  • Health and Social Services Policies and Programs for Older People
  • Cross-national Studies of Social Service Delivery Systems
  • Retirement Patterns and Pension Policies
  • Assessment for Long Term Care Services

Grants

Advanced Practice and Leadership in Gerontology Program for Social Workers
Project Director
H.C.S. Foundation
$123,326
2007-2009

Recent Publications

Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, T.  (2014) Rolling Downhill:  Effects of austerity on local government social services in the United States. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.

Hokenstad, M.C., Healy, L. &  Segal,U. (2013) Teaching Human Rights:  Curriculum Resources for Social Work Educators.  Alexandria ,Virginia:  Council on Social Work Education.

Hokenstad, M.C. and Roberts, A.R. (2013). Aging in the twenty first century:  Global challenge and international action.  GENERATIONS,  Vol.37. No.1.

Roberts, A. R., Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, Jr., M. C. (2012).  Long term care insurance beyond the CLASS program. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 39, No. 3 (September 2012), 85-109.

Hokenstad, M., (2012), Social work education:  "The international dimension." In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage Handbook on International Social Work  (pp. 163-178).

Hokenstad, Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2012). "Older persons and social work: A global perspective." In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad Jr., M.C., & Choi, M. (2012). "Global aging." In L. M Healy & R. J. Link (Eds.), Handbook of international social work: Human rights, development, and the global profession (pp. 137-141).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lyons, K.,  Hokenstad, M.C., Pawar, M.S., Hueglar, N. & Hall, N. (Eds). (2012). Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2011). International policy on aging and older persons: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 54(3), 330–343.

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2010). Global greying and active aging: Challenges for international social work. Journal of Global Social Work Practice, 3(2).

Hokenstad Jr., M. C., & Roberts, A. R. (2010). Social Work’s role in ensuring enabling and supportive environments for older persons. A global perspective. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 19(2), 25–38.

Boitel, C., Farkas, K., Fromm, L., & Hokenstad, M. C. (2009) Learning transfer principles in a comprehensive integration model.  Journal of Teaching & Social Work, 29,400–417.

Books

Lyons, K.,  Hokenstad, M.C., Pawar, M.S., Hueglar, N. & Hall, N. (Eds). (2012). Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad, M.C. (Author, Editor), Midgley, J. (Editor). Lessons from Abroad: Adapting International Social Welfare Innovations. Washington: NASW Press, 2004.

Healy, L (Author), Asamoah, Y (Author), Hokenstad, M.C. (Author). Models of International Collaboration in Social Work Education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education (2003).

Hokenstad, M.C. (Author, Editor), Midgley, J. (Author, Editor). Issues in International Social Work: Global Challenges for a New Century. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 1997.

Hokenstad, M.C. (Author), Khinduka, S.K. (Author), Midgley, J. (Editor). Profiles in International Social Work. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 1992.

Hokenstad Jr., M.C.(Author), Kendall, K. (Author). Gerontological Social Work: International Perspectives. New York: Haworth Press, 1988.

Hokenstad, M.C. (Editor), R.A. Ritvo, R.A. (Editor). Linking Health and Social Services: International Perspectives. Beverly Hills, California: SAGE Publications, 1982.

Hokenstad, M.C. (Author). Participation in Teaching and Learning: An Idea Book for Social Work Educators, with Barry D. Rigby. New York and Vienna: International Association of Schools of Social Work, 1977.

Recent Presentations

Hokenstad, M. C. (April, 2015) Pension policies in China and the United States. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, M.C. (October, 2014) Integrating international social work content within an online course. Council on Social Work Education: Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Hokenstad, M. C. (July, 2014) Aging in the New Millennium: Global Challenge and International Action. American Society on Aging Webinar, San Francisco, California.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013). International organizations and humanitarian programs. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013). Active aging from an international perspective. School of Human Development and Social Services S.I.M. University, Singapore.

Hokenstad, M. C. (November, 2013). Social work agenda for global action. Inaugural Lecture, Global Institute of Social Work. Singapore.

Hokenstad, M. C. (October, 2013). Teaching human rights in social work education. Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education.

Hokenstad, M. C. (December, 2012). Global challenges for social work in China and the United States. Keynote Speech: Northwest China Symposium. Northwest University. Xian, China.

Hokenstad, M. C. (December, 2012). The global agenda for social work. Symposium on Strengthening Social Service Delivery Capacity in China. Beijing Normal University. Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (December, 2012). Teaching policy analysis in social work education. China – U.S. Collaboration Conference, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). Disaster management: An international challenge for social work. Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). Global social work: An action agenda for the 21st century. Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (November, 2012). The global agenda for social work: Trends, themes and actions. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (July, 2012). Human rights challenges and roles for social work. World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hokenstad, Jr., M.C. (July, 2012). Teaching human rights in social work education:Global concepts and local applications. World Conference on Social Work and Social Development,  Stockholm, Sweden.

Affiliations

  • United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing
  • International Association of Schools of Social Work
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • American Society on Aging

In the News

CSWE 2019 APM: Presenters | Award Winners | Hokenstad Lecture
October 21, 2019

Social Justice Beyond Borders: Stein International Roundtable on October 12
October 9, 2019

Living On: ‘Silver Tsunami’ coming to Northeast Ohio: Are we ready? (By Joanna Connors, The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com) (February 5, 2018)

Manuscript: Dr. Manohar Pawar’s Hokenstad International Lecture at 2017 CSWE APM
by Mandel School on November 9, 2017

Join Us and Our Presenters at CSWE 2017 APM
by Mandel School on October 11, 2017

Hokenstad International Lecture at 2017 CSWE APM with Dr. Manohar Pawar
by Mandel School on October 11, 2017 

2014

Book Edited by Mandel School’s Terry Hokenstad is Resource for Social Work Curriculums

Distinguished University Professor recognized in paper by Council on Social Work Education

2013

Professor offers ”lessons from abroad” on caring for a graying population

MSASS Faculty Meet in Beijing for China-U.S. Collaborative

2012

Professor Hokenstad Visits Russia, Social Work Educators

Mandel School’s Terry Hokenstad debuts book, presents on human rights in Sweden

Case Western Reserve tapped to help build China’s social work education programs

ODA Names Terry Hokenstad to Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Dr. M.C. Hokenstad, of Shaker Heights, Receives Award from Menorah Park in Beachwood

2010

Faculty Members Honored at Convocation as Distinguished University Professors

2009

2009 Partners in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award

M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, won the 2009 Partners in Advancing Education for International Social Work Award from the Council on Social Work Education. For the past 40 years, Hokenstad has been involved with research in his field, producing international curriculums and working with schools and governments from Canada to Hungary to the Philippines. He also has worked closely with the United Nations.
– The Plain Dealer “Honored” column, November 24, 2009

2009 Educator of the Year Award from the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education

2006

Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers

2004

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Professor Awarded for Significant Contributions to Social Work Education

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Receives $92,000 from McGregor Foundation for Certificate Program in Gerontology Practice and Leadership

2003

NASW Social Work Pioneers: Terry Hokenstad

2002

CWRU’s Hokenstad Receives CSWE Lifetime Achievement Award

U.N. Assembly Advocates. ‘Active, Productive Aging’