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Award: Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award
Chair, Department of Social Work and Professor at Texas A&M University–Central Texas
CSWE will give the 2022 Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award to Michael Daley, PhD.
Dr. Michael Daley is the Chair, Department of Social Work and Professor at Texas A&M University–Central Texas. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Rice University, a MSW from the University of Houston, and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His scholarship focuses on the Field of Rural Social Work, and he is the author of Rural Social Work in the 21st Century. He has been the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work for several years and is the founding editor of Contemporary Rural Social Work. He is a reviewer for several social work journals.
Dr. Daley is currently a member of the CSWE Commission on Accreditation, where he chairs the Professional Practice Doctorate Implementation Committee, and has been a member of the Council on Leadership Development. He is a former President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. He has also been President of the Texas Chapter of NASW and Chair of the NASW National Ethics Committee. In 2019, he was named a NASW Social Work Pioneer. He has been a long-time advocate for undergraduate social work.