Redefining what's possible.
Dr. Nancy R. Hooyman, Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from the University of Michigan. Under her leadership as Dean for 14 years, the School of Social Work was ranked third out of 135 graduate programs by US News and World Report. She is author of eight books and over 100 articles and chapters related to gerontology and women's issues, and is a frequent presenter at conferences on gerontology, feminism, older women, and caregiving. Her books include a widely used text, Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (6th Edition); Feminist Perspectives on Family care: Policies toward Gender Justice; and Taking Care of Older Relatives, one of the first widely used books on family caregiving, Grief and Loss: Interventions across the Lifespan.
Dr. Hooyman is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society; Past-President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work; past-Board member of the National Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research; Past Chairperson of the Action Network for Social Work Education and Research, a legislative coalition among the five professional national social work organizations; and President of the Society for Social Work and Research. She serves on the Advisory Boards for all the Hartford Foundation Geriatric Initiatives: Faculty Fellows, Faculty Scholars, Strengthening Aging and Gerontology Education for Social Work (CSWE Sage-SW) and Geriatric Social Work Practicum Development.
She is currently co-Principal Investigator of the National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education, a national curriculum change initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Locally, chairs the United Way Impact Council on Older Adults, and serves on the boards of Senior Services and the Sound Families Initiative through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.