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Dr. Alberta J. Ellett

Associate Professor | University of Georgia

Renowned in the child welfare field, Bert Ellett has excelled at research, grantsmanship, teaching, and service in this social work specialty area.

Ellett was the principal investigator of a recent statewide study in Georgia investigating child welfare staff retention and turnover, which lead to development of an employee selection protocol and a U.S. Children's Bureau grant in child welfare.

She has been the principal investigator of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program since 2001 and is currently coeditor of the Journal of Public Child Welfare. She chairs the Child Welfare Track at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting.

Award: Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award

Citation: Alberta J. “Bert” Ellett is being recognized for her outstanding recent work in the area of child welfare through research, grantsmanship, teaching, and service.