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Marilyn L. Flynn
The History of Social Work

Marilyn Flynn joined the school's faculty as associate professor, holding an A.B. degree from Roosevelt University and M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She came to the school following an appointment as associate professor at the School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at Michigan she was the director of the Children and Youth Initiative of Detroit/Wayne County. She left the school in 1991 to take a position as professor in the College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs at Wayne State University. She then moved to Michigan State University, becoming the director of the School of Social Work and professor of social work. Hence, Flynn became dean at the School of Social Work, University of Southern California.