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Farewell to Professor Pauline Erera

Pauline Erera

Pauline came to the School of Social Work as a Visiting Scholar from the University of Haifa, Israel, during the 1993-94 academic year. She has been especially renowned throughout her years at the School for her cutting-edge work on diverse families—her research highlighted the strengths of these families while challenging traditional family models that stigmatize them. Pauline has been one of the School’s most beloved and gifted teachers and mentors. She routinely received extraordinary course ratings and rave reviews from students.

Always willing to give of her time, Pauline served on many critical school committees, including the Executive Committee, the MSW Curriculum Committee, the Disability Committee, the Diversity Committee and the International Committee. She was also the School’s Ombudsdman and provided support to the Jewish Student Group and the SSW Multicultural Research Group. At the University level, Pauline established and co-chaired the Qualitative Research Group, bringing together faculty and doctoral students from various disciplines who shared an interest in qualitative methodology. She also served for several years with the University’s Curriculum Transformation Project, working to bring a greater focus on issues of diversity to UW course offerings. 

Pauline will leave the School June 15, 2010, and will divide her time between Seattle and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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