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Spotlight on Dr. Barbara W. Shank

Spotlight on Dr. Barbara W. Shank


Above Photo: Dr. Sr. Zdravka Leutar, University of Zagreb, Department of Social Work; Dr. Barbara W. Shank, Dean, UST School of Social Work ; Sr. Ceceilija Milkovic’, President of the Maria De Mattias Foundation 


Dr. Barbara W. Shank, Dean, School of Social Work, was a plenary speaker at the International Scientific Conference, "Social Work and Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion - Professional Dedication to the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights" on October 22, 2010 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Barbara addressed the delegates on Social Work for Social Justice: A Comprehensive Framework of Teaching to Mission. In collaboration with Dr. Gordana Berc, University of Zagreb, social work faculty, they presented on the JFDP Visiting Scholars Program : A Well Kept Secret.  The conference was attended by over 150 international researchers and scholars. The UST/SCU School of Social Work along with Newman University in Kansas was a partner in organizing the conference.