Elizabeth Tracy Becomes Fifth Mandel School Faculty Member to be Named Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Elizabeth Tracy

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is proud to announce Elizabeth M. Tracy, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor Emerita in Social Work, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW).

Currently in its eighth year, the AASWSW comprises 129 fellows from nearly 40 universities. Tracy is one of twenty-one scholars elected to the Class of 2019.

"I am deeply humbled to receive this honor,” Tracy says. “I decided on a social work career because I felt it would allow me to impact people as well as the environments that people experienced and confronted. I’ve been fortunate to do this in my career.”

Tracy’s work on social networks and social support has been applied to family preservation programs, youth residential settings, early intervention, community mental health case management and substance abuse treatment services for women. She currently serves as a co-lead for the Eradicate Social Isolation Grand Challenge and recently completed editing a nine-volume book series of Evidence-Based Practices with colleague David Biegel, PhD.

AASWSW Fellowship recognition acknowledges outstanding contributions and stature in the field of social work scholarship, research and education. 

Tracy joins her Mandel School colleagues already inducted as fellows of AASWSW:

Established in 2010, the AASWSW’s mission is to encourage, recognize and celebrate outstanding research, scholarship and practice that contribute to a sustainable and equitable future. It also aims to influence social policy by serving as a source of information for the social work profession as well as Congress and other governmental and non-government entities. The induction ceremony for newly elected fellows will be held at the Society for Social Work and Research’s annual conference in San Francisco Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.