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Cathleen Anne Lewandowski

Director & Professor
Social Work
Cleveland State University
United States of America

Biography

" Dr. Lewandowski is Director and Professor, Social Work. In addition to research and education, she has experience in social work practice and administration across a 30-year career in several states. On an international level, in 2011, she was an invited guest lecturer at Northeast Normal University in China, providing a series of lectures on social welfare in the United States. Her academic and research interests include children and family services, substance abuse treatment, veterans¿ issues, and program implementation and development. Dr. Lewandowski is an Army Reserve veteran and served as a clinical social worker for a Forward Operating Base combat stress unit in Iraq. She is a Congressionally-appointed member of the Veterans¿ Affairs National Advisory Committee for the Readjustment of Veterans. Prior to arriving at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lewandowski¿s previous positions include Chair and Professor, Department of Social Work, George Mason University, Director, Center for Humans Services Research, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York; Team Prevention Leader for the 1908th Medical Detachment, Iraq; and Director, Army Community Services for two U.S. military installations in Germany."

Research Interest

Children and family services, substance abuse treatment, veterans¿ issues, and program implementation and development.

Publications

  • Lewandowski CA (2005) Rural women in recovery: Treatment and Service Needs, Outcomes and Strategies. Report of the National Council on Family Relations (Family Focus section) 50: 21-22

  • Lewandowski CA (2008) The impact of foster care and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) on women¿s drug recovery outcomes, Children and Youth Services Review 30: 942-954

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