Mandel School boasts four of the top 100 social work professors in the country

Dan Flannery, Claudia Coulton, Aloen Townsend and Gerald Mahoney standing with arms around each other facing camera

Four social work faculty members from Case Western Reserve University were recently named among the top 100 social workers in the nation by Taylor & Francis, an international academic publishing company.

The names of those employed by the 76 members of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work resulted in a list of 2,204 social work faculty nationally.

Included from Case Western Reserve’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are:

  • Claudia Coulton (39th), a Distinguished University Professor, the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change and founding director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
  • Daniel Flannery (54th), the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
  • Gerald Mahoney (75th), the Verna Houck Motto Professor of Families and Communities and Associate Dean for Research and Training at the Mandel School
  • Aloen Townsend (95th), the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School

The methodology is based on the “h-index,” a listing of individuals who have extensively published scholarly works which have been highly cited by other researchers.

“What makes this distinction special is that the rankings are based on their peers’ citing their work,” says Grover C. Gilmore, PhD, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences. “This is more evidence that our faculty and researchers are the leaders in their respective fields.”