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Dean Mama Re-Elected to National Social Work Board

Robin Mama, Ph.D., dean of the School of Social Work, was re-elected as a board member to the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) for another three-year term.

Founded in 1986, NADD is a volunteer membership organization working to promote excellence in social work education. NADD aims to enhance the leadership of social work education programs by supporting over 200 deans and directors of graduate social work programs in their professional development and effectiveness as academic administrators.

In addition to her duties as dean at Monmouth, Mama is also a full professor, teaching in the international and community development concentration of the university’s Master of Social Work program.

Mama holds several other professional leadership roles, including serving as a representative of the International Federation of Social Workers to the United Nations in New York City, chair of the International Committee for the National Association of Social Workers, and as an executive board member of the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD).

Mama earned her Ph.D. in social work and social research as well as dual master’s degrees in social service and law and policy from Bryn Mawr College. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from College Misericorida.