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Dee Morgan Kilpatrick
The History of Social Work

Dee Kilpatrick came to the school from a faculty position at School of Social Work at Denver University. He held a B.A. from Le Moyne College, Memphis, an M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Kilpatrick's teaching and scholarly work focused on social research, family and children's programs, and complex organizations. He was appointed assistant dean in 1974, serving in this position until 1981. His major administrative responsibilities in this position included the overseeing of admissions, financial aid, and special supportive student services, and recruitment of faculty.

Kilpatrick was director of the Region V Adoption Resource Center at the school, and participated in the school's National Child Welfare Training Center. He was the school's liaison to the university's Interdisciplinary Program on Child Abuse and Neglect. In 1975 Kilpatrick was a member of the Crime and Delinquency Review Committee of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. From 1976 to 1979 he served on the board of the National Conference on Social Welfare. He participated in and chaired countless site visit accreditation teams of CSWE and served as a member of North Central Accreditation teams. Kilpatrick spent a 1982-83 sabbatical year at the Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, hence joining the faculty there in 1983.