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Dr. Jack Richman

Jack RichmanDr. Jack Richman is the Johnson – Howard – Adair Distinguished Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Global Engagement and International Programs. Dr. Richman received his M.S.W. from the State University of New York at Albany and his Ph.D. in from the Florida State University.

He has been at UNC Chapel Hill since 1983 and served as Dean from 2001 to 2016.  Prior to 1983 he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Collaborative BSW program developed between Nebraska Wesleyan University and Union Collage in Lincoln Nebraska.

His research and scholarship have focused primarily on understanding the methodology to support and helping individuals, couples, and families develop and maintain the interpersonal and social processes that allow them to interface successfully with their ecological environment.

Dr. Richman has been involved in funded international research, training, and technical assistance programs in several countries, including China, India, Israel, Lithuania, Romania, South Africa, and Sweden.  He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Virginia Satir Research and Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. He is co-Principal Investigator and co-developer (with Gary Bowen) of The School Success Profile, an evaluation and practice-monitoring instrument for practitioners, youth at-risk of school failure and their families.  Also, he is the co-developer (with Lawrence Rosenfeld) of the Social Support Survey, a quantitative support measure that has application and utility for social work practice. Dr. Richman is a frequent contributor to the professional literature, serving on the editorial boards for several professional journals.  He is a co-author on the following books: Intervention Research (2009 (translated in 2013 to Japanese and in 2017 to Chinese) and The Context of Youth Violence: Resilience, Risk, and Protection (2001 (translated in 2007 to Chinese).