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Sharon Keigher
The History of Social Work

Sharon Keigher joined the faculty as assistant professor of social work, holding a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her teaching interests included social development, public policy, management, organizational behavior, health care policy, mental health and aging, and institutional and community-based services. She left the school in 1992 for a position at the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she became director of the social work program.