2018 PIE Awards

The CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Partners In International Education (PIE) Awards program, honoring the contribution of social work faculty members, social work students (BSW, MSW, or PhD), and organizations as partners in advancing education for international social work. The PIE Awards are given in recognition of conceptual, curricular, and programmatic innovations in education for international social work. Priority is given to U.S.-based nominees.

The PIE Awards will be presented at 8:45 am, immediately preceding the Hokenstad International Lecture at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.


Eligible Recipients

Up to three awards are given annually, one for reach of the following categories of contributors to education for international social work:

  1. Social work faculty member
  2. Social work student (BSW, MSW, or PhD level)
  3. Local (APM host city), national, or international organizations

 

Recognition

Award recipients receive an engraved plaque honoring their contributions to the advancement of education for international social work. Awards are presented jointly by the chair of the CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education and the chair of the PIE Awards Committee. There is no financial support associated with this award.

 

Nominations Process

All nomination submissions must include the following:

  1. The name and contact information for each nominee
  2. The nominator’s rationale for the nomination (with a clear statement concerning the innovations made by the nominee in advancing education for international social work)
  3. Documentation in support of the nomination (e.g., a current curriculum vitae and copies of selected publications for individual nominees; or, in the case of organizational nominees, copies of relevant stories concerning the nominee organization in the public media, as well as a detailed description of the activities engaged in by the nominee that contribute to the advancement of education for international social work)
  4. Other materials that nominators believe would be helpful to the PIE Awards Committee in reviewing the merits of nominees. Please limit submission materials to 6 pages, excluding CVs (for individuals)

Reviewers will use the evaluation rubric to score each nomination.

Nominations must be submitted through FluidReview. Instructions can be found here. Please note that the application will require you to complete form fields and upload a cover letter and your nominee's CV.  E-mailed or incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations are open to individuals, students, and organizations located either in or outside the United States. Preference will be given to nominations that have a demonstrable link to the advancement of education for international social work in the United States.
 

Previous Awardees

Year Individual Organization Student 2013-2017/Program 2004-2012
2017 David Engstrom, San Diego State University Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Carlos A. Reyes-Ruiz, University of Southern California
2016 María Vidal de Haymes, Loyola University, Chicago Brittany’s Hope Patricia Talisse, Fordham University
2015 Julia M. Watkins, Southeast Europe Academic Women’s Leadership Initiative Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Bonita B. Sharma, University of Texas-Arlington
2014 Susan Mapp, Elizabethtown College  Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Refugee Services University of Connecticut Center for International Social Work Studies  
2013 Uma A. Segal, University of Missouri–St. Louis Buckner International University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
2012 Rich Furman, University of Washington Books for Africa University of Washington/Royal University of Phnom Penh (program)
2011 Patricia Lager American International Health Alliance Catholic University of America-National Catholic School of Social Service
2010 Frank Raymond Society for Haitian Arts, Culture, and Social Support  Florida State University College of Social Work
2009 M.C. "Terry" Hokenstad University of Ljubljana’s International Doctoral Studies PRONI Center for Social Work Education 
2008 Fred Ahearn, Catholic University of America   Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
2007 Doreen Elliot and Nazneen Mayadas, University of Texas-Arlington   Council on International Programs in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
2006 James Midgley, University of California–Berkeley BSW Mexico Consortium of the Minnesota/South Dakota Area Jane Adams College of Social Work–University of Illinois and University of Addis Ababa
2005 Richard Estes, University of Pennsylvania   Monmouth University School of Social Work
2004 Lynne Healy, University of Connecticut Council for International Exchange of Scholars George Warren Brown School of Social Work-Washington University