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Memoir

Charles Garvin
Regents' Proceedings 317

Charles D. Garvin, Ph.D., professor of social work, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2001.

Professor Garvin received his M.A. (1951) and Ph.D. (1968) degrees in social work from the University of Chicago. He joined the University of Michigan School of Social Work as an assistant professor of social work in 1965 and was promoted to associate professor in 1969 and professor in 1972.

His major interests were in the development of effective group work procedures and, more recently, on the rehabilitation of individuals with a dual diagnosis of both mental illness and substance abuse. He has conducted research on how different societies direct programs to ameliorate ethnic and class conflicts among youth. This research involved the development and testing of a family intervention for dually diagnosed individuals who are unmotivated for treatment. He has also had extensive international experience, having worked with colleagues in Hungary, Poland, Macedonia, and Croatia.

Professor Garvin has taught an extraordinary range of courses in social work, including intervention methods with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities as well as courses on human behavior and the social environment and recently, international social work. He has served as chair of the Interpersonal Practice Program, Curriculum Committee, Dean's Search Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. He has served two terms on the school's executive committee and was the director of the doctoral program from 1989-96.

Professor Garvin has authored several books, including Social Work in Contemporary Society, Contemporary Group Work, Interpersonal Practice in Social Work, and The Work Incentive Experience, which reports a four-year research project on the Work Incentive Program.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Charles D. Garvin professor emeritus of social work.