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Valire Carr Copeland
The History of Social Work

Valire Copeland joined the faculty as an assistant professor, leaving after four years to take a position at the School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the school, Copeland served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She held a B.S.W. from Livingstone College and M.S.W. , M.P.H., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.