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Carol Wilson Spigner, MSW, DSW

  • Professor Emerita

Carol W. Spigner, D.S.W. joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in July, 1999 as a visiting professor and joined the faculty permanently in September, 2000.  Prior to her arrival at Penn, Dr. Spigner had been the Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and was responsible for the administration of federal child welfare programs. Most recently Spigner has served on: the Pew Commission for Children in Foster Care; the Mayor’s Child Welfare Review Panel for the City of Philadelphia; and the Workgroup for the Michigan Racial Equity Task Force. She also serves on the Board of the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Dr. Spigner has published a variety of articles in the areas of cultural competency, permanency planning and relative care. Her work focuses on the reform of public child welfare agencies and child welfare policy.

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