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Eugene Litwak
The History of Social Work

Eugene Litwak came to the school with research and teaching experience at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, and Columbia University. Litwak held a B.A. degree from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University.

Prior to his appointment to the Michigan faculty as associate professor, Litwak held an appointment in the sociology department at Columbia. During his thirteen years on the faculty at Michigan, Litwak played a crucial role in the development of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science, in the introduction of social science content in the master's degree program, and in the conduct of research and writing on schools, family, neighborhoods, and social organizations.

Known as an outstanding teacher, faculty adviser, and social researcher, Litwak was honored in 1967 with appointment as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Litwak left Michigan in 1972 to join the faculty at Columbia University in the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work.