Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott
Lecture from 2 to 4 p.m. – Reception from 4 to 5 p.m.
William S. Rowe is professor and director of the School Social Work at the University of South Florida. He holds appointments in the College of Public Health, the Aids Education and Training Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center. He is formerly director of the Center for Applied Family Studies and Director and professor of the Schools of Social Work at McGill University and Memorial University and first tenured at the University of Western Ontario.
Rowe has worked extensively in the fields of social work education, child welfare, corrections, health and HIV. He has provided training and lectures at agencies and universities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. During his 30 years as a social work educator, Rowe has edited and authored more than 100 scholarly and professional books, articles, monographs and research papers on a variety of topics. He serves on the editorial board of a number of academic and professional journals including the Journal of Stress, Trauma and Crisis and the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work and was editor of Canadian Social Work for five years. Rowe has attracted more than 20 million dollars in external funding and remains an active researcher.
Rowe has served on numerous national and international boards and committees in both the academic and practice arenas. Some examples are: GADE steering committee; Canadian Association of Deans and Directors, co-chair; Organization for the Protection of Children’s Rights, president, scientific committee; Joint World Congress 2000, steering committee; Batshaw Youth Services, president. Rowe has led in developing social work education programs in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and Indonesia.