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Memoir

Jo Ann Allen
Regents' Proceedings 222

Jo Ann Allen, associate professor of social work, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1991, after 24 years of service to the University of Michigan.

Professor Allen obtained her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado in 1949 and her M.S.W. degree from the University of Michigan in 1953. She joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in 1966 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 1973.

Professor Allen became one of the school's outstanding teachers in interpersonal practice, as well as a leading authority on service programs for children and families. Her expertise on the behavior of children and families earned her the respect of her academic colleagues and professional practitioners. She was an inspirational teacher, advisor, and faculty liaison to social service agencies. Professor Allen's retirement marks the departure of a leading clinician and dedicated teacher.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Jo Ann Allen Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work.