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Joyce O. Beckett
The History of Social Work

Joyce Beckett joined the faculty with experience as a clinical social worker and as lecturer in casework at Bryn Mawr, and with degrees from Temple (B.A.) and Bryn Mawr (M.S.S., Ph.D.).

As an assistant professor at Michigan, Beckett taught in the areas of ego psychology, casework, and family therapy. Her research focused on married women and work. At the school, she chaired the Minority Opportunity Committee and she served on the university's Student Relations Committee.

Her publications included articles on Black families, women and work, race and women, and Black mothers and employment. Beckett departed in 1985 for a position at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.