Dr. Cornelius Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Dr. Cornelius Inducted as a Fellow of the AASWSW

Dr. Cornelius Inducted as a Fellow of the AASWSW

On January 13, 2024, Dr. Llewellyn J. Cornelius was one of eight new Fellows inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (the Academy), the nation’s leading honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to high-impact work that advances social good.

Llewellyn J. Cornelius is the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies and Director of Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. Dr. Cornelius’ research focuses on developing community-responsive, culturally-appropriate educational, attitudinal and behavioral change interventions, as well as examining barriers to the adoption of successful interventions by individuals, practitioners and communities. He has been involved in the design and implementation of numerous studies, including a statewide survey examining the cultural competency of mental health providers, the evaluation of global community-based HIV prevention and treatment efforts and surveys assessing technology usage in social work. A prolific publisher, Dr. Cornelius has been recognized as the fifth most-cited African American scholar in social work.

“As the nation’s preeminent social work scholars, practitioners and educators, our Fellows are answering the call to address society’s most pressing concerns,” said newly-inducted Academy President Michael A Lindsey, the Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor of Social Work at NYU Silver School of Social Work. “Each of our eight new members is continuing this tradition, through rigorous research and evidence-based practices, transformative thought leadership and policy advocacy, a passion to educate the next generation and continual collaboration with the communities we serve.”

“I am honored to join a distinguished cadre of scholars whose careers exemplifies inclusive excellence,” Said inductee Dr. Cornelius.

The Academy has a membership of more than 200 Fellows who are prominent scholars, top researchers and practitioners, with unparalleled insight and professional experience. The nomination and election of new Fellows is conducted annually.

Established in 2010, the Academy’s mission is to encourage, recognize and celebrate outstanding research, scholarship, and practice that contribute to a sustainable, equitable and just future. It aims to influence social policy by serving as a source of information for the social work profession, as well as Congress and other governmental and non-government entities charged with advancing the social good. The Academy promotes the examination of social policy and the application of research to test alternative policies, programs, and practices for their impact on society. It also celebrates excellence in social work and social welfare research, education, and practice.

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