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Eliseo Navarro
The History of Social Work

Eliseo Navarro came to the school after completing a Ph.D. in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He had served as director of a mental health agency and had other practice experience in social work. He held an M.S.W. degree from Our Lady of the Lake College, Worden School of Social Work, in San Antonio, Texas. Before coming to Michigan, Navarro had served as assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at Loyola University School of Social Work at Chicago. His teaching was in the areas of social welfare policy and services, particularly related to the Chicano community. He was associate professor at the school until he left in 1978 for a social work service position in San Antonio, Texas.