Shulman Receives Lodge Prize from Adelphi University

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: July 13, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D., dean of the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Richard Lodge Prize, awarded by the Adelphi University School of Social Work.

The prize was given in recognition of Shulman's contributions to research on practice theory.

A social-work-practice educator for 32 years, Shulman has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social-work practice, supervision and child welfare. His recent research addresses the impact of unemployment on family stress and the development of a model for predicting the effectiveness of services to families with children at risk and children in care.

He is the author of 16 books and monographs, and more than 20 articles and book chapters. The fourth edition of his textbook, "The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities," recently was selected to educate the first generation of social workers in China at Beijing's College of Social Work.

Before being named dean of the UB School of Social Work in 1998, Shulman was professor and co-chair of clinical practice and chair of the Group Work Department in the School of Social Work at Boston University.

He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from City College of New York, a master's degree in social work, with a specialty in social-work practice, from Columbia University, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Temple University.

Shulman resides in Amherst.