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Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel
Regents' Proceedings 424

Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel, M.S.W, Director of the Field Instruction Program and clinical associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, will retire from active faculty status on April 30, 2017.

Professor Voshel received her B.A. degree from Alma College in 1973 and her M.S.W. degree from Western Michigan University in 1978. She received a Post Master's Teacher Education Program Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical assistant professor in 2004, and was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2009. Previously, she served as a social worker for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and as a coordinator of the Field Education Program at Western Michigan University's School of Social Work.

As director of the Field Instruction Program at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work, Professor Voshel created and developed a student peer facilitator teaching model for the school's foundation field seminar and co-led the development and teaching effort in the school's e-portfolio seminar. Her national and international presentations focused on field instruction curriculum development, portfolio development, safety training for social workers, and social work ethics workshops. Professor Voshel co-authored a number of funded proposals, several articles, and one textbook entitled Direct Social Work Practice: Theories and Skills for Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner (2016). She received a national award for developing a case management program during her service as a clinical supervisor for a large outpatient mental health program at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers at the state and national levels since 1978. Professor Voshel was actively involved in the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers where she served on the Ethics Committee for many years and was named the Region II Social Worker of the Year in 2003.

The Regents now salute this distinguished scholar by naming Elizabeth Harbeck Voshel, clinical associate professor emerita of social work.