People

Headshot of Allan Irving

Allan Irving, MSW, PhD

  • Lecturer, MSW Program

Over a thirty-five year academic career Allan Irving has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Toronto, and Widener University. Areas of teaching include:  social policy, history and philosophy of social work and social welfare, community social work practice, health and mental health policy, postmodernism and social work practice, and the arts and humanities and social work practice. Among his publications are: co-edited, Reading Foucault for Social Work; single-authored, Brock Chisholm: Doctor to the World (a biography of the first Director of the World Health Organization). He retired from full time teaching in June 2011. Current interests are lecturing and writing about environmental issues, transgender subjects, and philosophy and film. He is a founding member of an advocacy group in Swarthmore on LGBTQ issues.

SP2 News

Christina Bach on Penn's campus

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Oncology Social Workers: Navigating Health Care and Supporting Families

When Christina Bach tells people what she does for a living, they usually respond with, “Oh, I could never do...

Imrul Mazid

Student Life

Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social...

Catherine Wilsnack and Allison Werner-Lin

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Earns National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship

For the last decade, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, associate professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), has...

SP2 Task Force-selected books for "One Book, One SP2": Unapologetic and White Fragility

Faculty & Research, Student Life

One Book, One SP2: Students, Faculty, and Staff to Engage in Readings, Dialogue Around Race, Intersectionality, and Social Justice

This summer, the entire School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) community has been invited to engage in a collective...

Discover More