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As part of Disability Awareness Month, The Ohio State University Office for Disability Services distributes awards that recognize faculty and staff who have made Ohio State a better place for students with disabilities. Dr. Susan Saltzburg (left) and Dr. Tamara Davis both received a 2010 Access Award and were nominated by a student who was personally affected by their outreach. They received their awards at a recognition reception and thanked publicly for their efforts. Only 14 faculty across the entire university were recognized.

Thomas K. Gregoire has been named dean of The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Subject to approval by the trustees, his appointment will be retroactively effective on May 1, 2010.

Gregoire has served as interim dean of the college since Sept. 1, 2009. He joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1996 and, prior to serving as interim dean, served as associate dean and director of the Master’s of Social Work Program for six years. He has taught all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses and the College of Social Work has honored him three times with the Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award. 
 
“Tom has served the College of Social Work and the university extremely well during a transition period for the college,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Alutto. “College faculty and staff both expressed support and appreciation for this decision. I look forward to working with him in this more permanent capacity.”
 
An expert on substance abuse, Gregoire is the principal investigator for a study of evidence-based community intervention for adolescent substance abusers. His work is widely published in peer-reviewed journals, book reviews, and in technical and research reports; and he contributes editorial service to several prestigious journals.
 
Gregoire has provided extensive university and community service, including serving on five university committees, as a board member for Impact Community Action Agency and as a program evaluator for the Advance Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project.
 
He has been recognized with the Amethyst Incorporated Unsung Community Hero Award (2008), College of Social Work Tony Tripodi Research and Scholarship Award (2007), and the Community Advocate Award by Franklin County Children’s Services. (2006).
 
Gregoire earned both his Ph.D. and masters degrees from the University of Kansas in 1994 and 1987, respectively. He earned a B.S. from Marymount College of Kansas in 1980.
 
First accredited in 1919, the College of Social Work is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country. The college–through excellence in teaching, research, and service– prepares leaders who enhance individual and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations. The college fosters social change through collaboration with individuals, families, communities, and other change agents to build strengths and resolve complex individual and social problems. As an internationally recognized college, it builds and applies knowledge that positively affects Ohio, the nation, and the world.
 
For more information about Gregoire, click here.
 
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Editors note: Gergoire’s photo is available on request. Email murray-goedde.1@osu.edu
 

Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Early, Doctoral Program Director at The Ohio University College of Social Work, who was elected to a three-year term on the Steering Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) at its annual meeting in Denver, CO, in April. GADE is the association of doctoral programs in social work and social welfare, with member schools across the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as international members in Canada and Israel.

The Steering Committee is GADE’s administrative body. The purpose of the organization is to promote doctoral education in social work/social welfare within social work’s other professional organizations and to the general public. It also serves an educational and support function for those directing doctoral programs and provides technical assistance for development of new programs as well as quality monitoring of existing programs.

For more information on Early, click here.

To read more about GADE, click here.