M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Jr., PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor
Professor of Global Health (School of Medicine)
Terry Hokenstad in the News:
Apr 4 2017
You are cordially invited to join Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore at a Retirement Celebration on Tuesday, May 9th, to honor M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, upon the occasion of his retirement from teaching, to celebrate his illustrious 43-year academic career at the Mandel School, and to recognize his substantial worldwide impact.
The celebration at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Mandel School Noble Commons will feature special guest speakers, a video tribute to Dr. Hokenstad, and a cocktail reception. RSVP HERE.
To make a gift in Professor Hokenstad’s honor, visit msass.case.edu/give and denote “Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund.”
Question about the event or the scholarship fund? Contact Marianne Lax at Marianne.Lax@case.edu or 216.368.1832.
ABOUT PROFESSOR TERRY HOKENSTAD
Dr. Hokenstad is a Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Dean from 1974 to 1983. He is also a Professor of Global Health at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve.
He is on the front lines of aging issues for Clevelanders and people around the world through his work with AGE-Friendly Cleveland, the United Nations, and as a world-renowned social work scholar. Dr. Hokenstad maintains a full schedule of teaching (including courses on Aging, Social Policy, and International Social Work), research, travel, and consulting – as he strives to expand the field of social work and transform the communities we live and age in.
Dr. Hokenstad is a scholar with a deep commitment to service. He recently chaired both the Executive Committee and the Advisory Council of the AGE-Friendly Cleveland initiative, which culminated in the delivery of the AGE-Friendly Cleveland Action Plan to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2016. Cleveland received the designation of Age-Friendly City from the WHO in 2015, a process personally facilitated by Dr. Hokenstad.
Internationally, he is a member of the Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Ageing at the United Nations, and is active in the Chinese Collaborative, which includes regular teaching and consultation at Beijing Normal University.
The author of nine books, Dr. Hokenstad has received nearly every lifetime achievement award in the field of social work, including being named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers. A member of the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, he lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Dorothy. They are the proud parents of three daughters (two of whom, Alene and Laura, are Mandel School alumni) and two grandchildren.
Sep 27 2016
It’s a once-a-century event: All of the former deans of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will join current Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore for “Inspiring Hope, Shaping the Future: The Deans’ Perspectives,” a special Centennial panel and reception on Friday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mandel School Noble Commons (11235 Bellflower Road in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University).
Representing 42 years of influential school history and countless years of personal accomplishment, they will explore what trends have shaped social work, nonprofit management and the Mandel School — in the past, present, and future.
This free Centennial event is open to the public, including all alumni, students, current and former faculty and staff, and friends. 1.5 CEU/PD. The panel discussion is from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and the reception is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This event, which is during 2016 Homecoming+Reunion, will be livestreamed for online and off-campus students.
The panelists are:
+ M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD (Dean, 1974-1983), Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School; National Association of Social Work (NASW) Social Work Pioneer
+ Richard L. Edwards, PhD (Dean, 1988-1994), Chancellor of Rutgers University, New Brunswick; NASW Social Work Pioneer
+ Darlyne Bailey, PhD (Dean, 1994-2002), Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College
+ Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD (Dean, 2002 to present), Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences
Former interim deans and professors emeriti John Yankey, PhD (moderator), and Wallace Gingerich, PhD, will also participate. Family members of former deans Leonard Mayo and Art Naparstek are also expected to attend, along with Case Western Reserve President Barbara Snyder and school benefactor Morton Mandel.
ADMISSION: Free. All guests must RSVP to attend and check in upon arrival. Students, friends, staff and faculty are encouraged to register here. Alumni of the Mandel School and/or CWRU are encouraged to register for Homecoming (http://case.edu/homecoming) and click on the Mandel School events tag.
PARKING: Besides street parking, there are many parking lots and garages nearby on campus (including Ford Road Garage, Severance Hall Garage, Lot 46 Garage on E. 118), in University Circle (Botanical Garden Garage), and Uptown.
Questions? Email MandelSchool@case.edu or call Alumni Relations at 216.368.2281.
Oct 12 2015
There are a variety of ways you can join the Mandel School at the Council on Social Work Education 61st Annual Program Meeting (#2015APM), the premiere conference for social justice professionals on October 15-18 in Denver, Colorado.
+ Visit us at booth #517. We have special Centennial gifts and lots of great information for our alumni, colleagues, and prospective students.
+ Join us at a private reception for Mandel School alumni, faculty and students to celebrate our Centennial and another record year of research. It is on Friday, October 16, at 5pm at Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. To RSVP, contact Nada DiFranco (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also hosting a Centennial Salon for Denver-area alumni hosted by Amy McClellan, MNO 1998, on Thursday, October 15. To RSVP for that alumni networking event, contact Marianne Lax (Marianne.email@example.com).
+ Join Dr. Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor, at the Hokenstad International Lecture on Friday, October 16. Dr. Vishanthie Sewpaul from the University of KwaZulu Natal Durban and the South Africa President of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa will present “Challenges to the West and the Rest Value Dichotomies: Culture, Human Rights and Social Work.”
+ An article by doctoral program alumnus Craig R. Boitel, PhD 2002, “Defining Signature Pedagogy in Social Work Education: Learning Theory and the Learning Contract,” which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education was chosen as a JSWE Best Conceptual Article. He will be honored at the Reviewers Reception on Saturday, October 17.
+ Doctoral students Susan Yoon and Hyunyong Park will receive the Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award by the Korean-American Social Work Educator Association (KASWEA) at the conference. Only two awardees were selected this year and both were from the Mandel School!
+ Presentations by our faculty (bold) and doctoral students (italics):
- Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia, Voith, L. A. Steigerwald, S. (alumna) Violence exposure and adolescent behavior problems: Parent-child relationships as a mediator. Abstract accepted for interactive poster presentation.
- Holmes, Megan R., Yoon, Susan & Kobulsky, Julia Resilience in physically abused children: Protective factors for aggression. Abstract accepted for oral presentation.
- Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna), Cage, Jamie, & Yoon, Susan Helping Direct Practice Social Work Students Embrace Their Inner Policy Wonk. Abstract accepted for interactive workshop.
- Tracy, Elizabeth M., Wood, Zoe Breen, Farkas, Kathleen Making the transition from classroom to online education….and back again. Workshop abstract accepted to present at a Faculty Development Institute.
- Wood, Zoe & Riley-Behringer, M. (alumna) Be Left for a Newer Model? HBSE Needs a Little Work Done! Abstract accepted for a discussion group section.
- Hokenstad, M.C. Engaging in Social Work Education across Borders: Opportunities & Lessons Learned. Abstract accepted for a Partnership Presentation.
- Hokenstad, M.C. Panelist. Representing Social Work Education at the United Nations. Sponsored by IASSW.
+ Alumni presenters: David Beimers, PhD 2009; Ralph Belk, MSSA 1996; Carlton David Craig, MSSA 1993; Emily Dakin, MSSA 2001, PhD 2004; Fran Danis, PhD 2000; Laurel Davis, MSSA 1978; Abbie Frost, MSSA 1977, PhD 1984; Altaf Husain, MSSA 1994; Robert Keefe, MSSA 1985; Patricia Kolb, MSSA 1971; Flavio Marsiglia, PhD 1991; Lisa McGuire, PhD 2000; Min So Paek, PhD 2013; Hyeshin Park, MSSA 2010; James Piers, PhD 1997; D. Mark Ragg, PhD 1997; Mary Ann Rawlings, PhD 2008; Joanne Riebschleger, PhD 2001; Maureen Riley-Behringer, MSSA 1994, PhD 2015; Mary Secret, MSSA 1973; Susan Smalling, PhD 2012; and Stacey Steigerwald, MSSA 2015.