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A Man of Many Firsts: Dr. James R. Dumpson


On October 13, 2015, Fordham GSS will feature a program to celebrate the legacy of Dr. James Dumpson, GSS Dean Emeritus.   An NASW Pioneer, Dr. Dumpson was the first African-American to lead a major social work school.  In addition to his leadership of the Graduate School of Social Service,  Dr. Dumpson was also the first social worker to head the New York City Department of Public Welfare and the Human Rights Administration.

Dr. Alma Carten, faculty member at NYU, will speak about her recent NASW published book Reflections on the American Social Welfare State:  The Collected Papers of James R. Dumpson, PhD.  Come and learn about his contributions in shaping NYC social service policies.  His writings and insight into public policy are as timely now as when they first appeared in the late 1900’s.

Download the event flyer.


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