Stanley Witkin

Stanley Witkin, MSW, PhD

  • Adjunct Professor

  • Lecturer, DSW Program

Stanley Witkin is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Vermont and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an associate and faculty member of the Taos Institute. Stanley earned his MSSW and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an honorary doctorate in social science from the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi Finland. He is the co-founder (with Dennis Saleebey) and current president of the Global Partnership for Transformative Social Work (, an organization that explores the transformative potentials of social constructionist and related dialogues with the aim of contributing to more just and sustainable futures. Stanley has been a Fulbright scholar in Finland and Ireland and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Calgary, the University of Newcastle (Australia), the University of York (UK), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His book, Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title for 2014 by the American Library Association.

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