SP2 News

Stories from Faculty & Research

News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Faculty & Research

Health Equity in a Time of Global Crisis

We’ve all seen the graphs. Italy and Iran’s numbers are peaking; Taiwan’s is relatively flat. In the United States, a...

Tenting in Los Angeles

Faculty & Research

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to kill more than 3,400 people experiencing homelessness across the United States, according to new...

Headshot of Johanna Greeson

Faculty & Research

SP2 Associate Professor Testifies at City Council Hearing on Missing and Exploited Children

In a moving testimonial, Johanna Greeson, PhD, spoke before the Philadelphia City Council’s Children and Youth Committee during their recent...

Ben Jealous

Faculty & Research

Q&A with Ben Jealous, former NAACP head turned tech investor

Ben Jealous has accomplished a great deal in his 47 years. The former—and youngest ever—head of the NAACP managed the Mississippi’s Jackson...

Task Force meeting in session, including Jerri Bourjolly and Mark Stern

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice Puts Forth Recommendations

After nearly a year of critical conversations and collaboration, the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice has released...

Allison Werner-Lin, associate professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice.

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Working on ‘the Human Side’ of Heritable Cancers

"I love working with people,” says Allison Werner-Lin of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2). Werner-Lin’s office overlooking Locust Walk is...

Case-Based Learning for Group Intervention in Social Work by Jacqueline Corcoran

Faculty & Research

SP2 Professor Publishes First Case-Based Textbook on Social Work with Groups

Case-Based Learning for Group Intervention in Social Work, a new textbook written by Jacqueline Corcoran, PhD, LCSW, a professor at...

Ezekiel Dixon-Roman at his book launch and discussion in fall 2017.

Faculty & Research

New Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, & Mixed Methodologies

This month, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Associate Professor Ezekiel Dixon-Román, PhD, and others announced the launch...

Richard Gelles Receives SSWR Award

Faculty & Research

Richard Gelles Receives SSWR Social Policy Researcher Award

Richard J. Gelles, PhD, former dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was honored for his distinguished...