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Lorraine Perry
The History of Social Work

Lorraine Perry came to the school as assistant professor, having received B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. Her teaching and scholarly activities were in the areas of administration and policy methods, complex organizations, staff development and supervision, community organization practice, political economy of the Black community, and the practice of professionals in minority communities. She was engaged in research related to mental retardation, the criminal justice system, and Black community organizations. She was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation award for study in the Stanford/Sloan Program in Business Administration. While at Michigan, Perry was promoted to associate professor. She left the school in 1983 to move to Japan.