The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) recently announced the appointment of Stanley F. Battle, Ph.D., MSW as professor of social work and the founding director of their MSW program.
In his new role Battle will provide vision and leadership in developing and implementing the new MSW degree program which will prepare social workers for community-based clinical practice in labor force shortage areas such as health and mental health; children and family services; aging and disability services; veterans’ services; and services to newly arriving populations and ethnic communities.
“I am delighted that our alum and former Associate Dean has assumed leadership of our sister MSW Program at the University of Saint Joseph. I look forward to a long and productive collaboration,” said Dean Salome Raheim.
Battle has extensive experience in higher education administration and his academic career as a faculty member and administrator encompasses distinguished service spanning from 1980 – 2003 at public and private institutions.
Highly respected as an accomplished educator, researcher, consultant and speaker, Battle has authored or co-authored 11 books along with numerous articles and book chapters, many of which focus on social issues concerning the African American community. Throughout his career, Battle has held editorial positions for various academic journals. He currently serves as contributing editor of the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment and co-editor of
Social Work in Public Health (both published by Routledge Group, Philadelphia, Pa.).