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Alan N. Connor
The History of Social Work

Alan Connor came to the school as an assistant professor on a U.S. Children's Bureau grant, remaining on the faculty for several years. Prior to this appointment, Connor was community development field director, American Friends Service Committee, Zambia, Africa. Connor had completed the M.S.W. degree at Michigan and undertook doctoral studies in the School of Education while on the faculty, completing his Ph.D. with a dissertation entitled "Citizen Participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program." At Michigan Connor taught in a number of curricular areas, including child welfare, social group work, social casework, community organization, and field instruction.