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Memoir

Sandra Klein Danziger
Regents' Proceedings 207

Sandra Klein Danziger, Ph.D., Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work, professor of social work, School of Social Work, and research professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 2016.

Professor Danziger received her A.B. (1971), M.S. (1973), and Ph.D. (1978) degrees from Boston University. She served as an associate scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1979-87. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1987, and was promoted to associate professor in 1993, and professor in 2004. She held an additional appointment in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and was named the Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work in 2015.

Professor Danziger studied the effects of public programs on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and demographic trends in child and family well-being, gender issues across the life course, program evaluation, and qualitative research methods. More recently, her research examined welfare programs and their approaches to addressing barriers to employment among single mothers. Professor Danziger authored a number of notable peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. She served as the principal investigator on research grants funded by the Aspen Institute, the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the McGregor Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Professor Danziger was appointed a member of the National Association of Social Work Blue Ribbon Panel on Economic Security and the U.S. General Accounting Office Welfare Reform Advisory Committee, and presented testimony before the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Human Services. She was a visiting scholar residential fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation from 2002-03 and a scholar in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in 2009. Professor Danziger received the Society for Social Work Research's Excellence in Research Award (2006) and the School of Social Work's Distinguished
Faculty Award (2013).

The Regents now salute this distinguished scholar by naming Sandra Klein Danziger, Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor Emerita of Social Work, professor emerita of social work, and research professor emerita of public policy.