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Mary Van Hook
The History of Social Work

Mary Van Hook served on the faculty as assistant professor until her departure to the University of Central Florida in 1995, where she became director of the social work program.

Van Hook received an A.B. degree from Calvin College, an M.S. degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Prior to coming to Michigan, Van Hook served on the faculty at the University of Iowa. Her teaching interests included mental health services for rural populations and interpersonal practice.