National Association of Social Workers Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Black

Published on Mon, October 12, 2009

Dr. Phyllis Black, Director of the Marywood University-Lehigh Valley MSW Program, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter, for her distinguished service to the profession at the Multicultural Social Work with a Global Context Conference in Pittsburgh, October 18 and 19.

Dr. Black has written numerous articles, books, and frequently presents throughout the country at universities including University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr. She is active with the Council on Social Work Education and a chief architect of the new accreditation standards, EPAS 2008, which are having a transformative effect on social work education throughout the nation and abroad. Dr. Black works to bridge the gap between academics and practice. She is an active member of the NASW PA Ethics Committee and a national expert on social work ethics. She is a graduate of McGill University in Canada and has a doctorate from Catholic University of America.