University at Albany


Katharine H. Briar-Lawson Katharine H. Briar-Lawson
Dean & Professor, School of Social Welfare
M.S.W. (1968) Columbia University

Office:      RI 101
Phone: (518)  442-5324
Email: kbriarlawson@uamail.albany.edu

 
Specialization: Child and family welfare, poverty and unemployment, community collaboration and service integration

Katharine Briar-Lawson is an experienced academic administrator and national expert on family focused practice and child and family policy. Among her books (co-authored) are Family-Centered Policies & Practices: International Implications (2001) and (co-edited) Innovative Practices with Vulnerable Children and Families (2001). She has recently co-edited two volumes on Evaluation Research in Child Welfare, (2002) and Charting the Impacts of University-Child Welfare Collaboration, (2003). She is a member of the Council on Social Work Education Practice Commission; she also serves as associate editor for the New Global Development: Journal of International and Comparative Social Welfare, and is consulting editor for Social Work, as well as Family Preservation. She Co-Chairs the Gerontological Task Force for the National Association for Deans and Directors.