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Faculty Profile: Ricky Fortune

Ricky_Fortune_inside.jpgAnne (Ricky) Fortune, Ph.D. is a professor and Associate Dean for the School of Social Welfare. She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, focusing her research on task-centered practice, termination of social work treatment, aging, and the field education.

The Dewey Library has several books authored and edited by Dr. Fortune. Check out any of the following books if you’d like to learn more about Dr. Fortune’s research!

Social work practice research for the twenty-first century. Edited by Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion, and Katharine Briar-Lawson. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Dewey Library HV 11 S5886 2010
This volume builds on the research of William J. Reid who changed how social work research was conducted. Focusing on empirical research and Evidence-Based Practice models, this volume provides up-to-date information on current social work research methods.

Aging and social work: the changing landscapes. Edited by Sharon M. Keigher, Anne E. Fortune, and Stanley L Witkin. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press, c2000. Dewey Library HV 1451 A32 2000
With 31 articles on social work research and the aging, this volume uses the United Nations Principles for Older Persons to address the issues in the social work profession.

Research in social work
. Anne E. Fortune, William J. Reid. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
Dewey Library HV 11 F678 1999
This book provides broad coverage of research in social work and can be used in many social welfare classes.

Task strategies: an empirical approach to clinical social work. William J. Reid; with contributions by Julie S. Abramson, Anne E. Fortune, Norma Wasko. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Dewey Library HV 43 R383 1992
Social work intervention strategies are detailed in this volume.

Task-centered practice with families and groups
. Anne E. Fortune with contributors. New York: Springer Pub. Co., c1985. Dewey Library HV 45 T37 1985

Dr. Fortune is the past editor of The Journal of Social Work Education. This is a refereed professional journal focusing on education in social work and social welfare. Trends and issues at all levels of social work education are published in peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Fortune is the current editor of Social Work Research, a professional journal with primary research articles in social work and social welfare. This is a highly regarded journal in the field.

If you have questions about the social welfare resources at the Dewey Library, please contact our social welfare bibliographer Elaine Lasda Bergman by email or phone at 442-3695.