Deans and Directors of the School for Social Work

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Mary Jarrett, unknown date, Photographer: Unrecorded, Digital Image #156, Mary Jarrett Manuscript MS 83, Special Collections, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Mary Jarrett

Director, 1918; Associate Director, 1919-1923

B.A. Goucher College; Boston Children’s Aid Society from 1903 to 1913; Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1913-1925. Designed and directed the first session of what became the Smith College School for Social Work, 1918. When the SSW became more permanent for the 1919 year, she was asked to become associate director. Delivered “The Psychiatric Thread Running Through All Social Case Work” at the National Conference of Social Work in 1919. Founded the organization which later became the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, 1920. Researcher and program and policy analyst for the U.S. Public Health Service and the Veterans Administration, 1923-1927. Helped found a chronic disease hospital (now known as Goldwater Memorial Hospital). Trained nurses on home care for the chronically ill for the Works Progress Administration. The Welfare Council of New York City published two of her books, The Care of the Chronic Sick in Private Homes for the Aged in and near New York City in 1931 and Chronic Illness in 1933. Learn more about Jarrett at the National Association of Social Workers.

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F. Stuart Chapin, date unknown, Photographer: Unrecorded, digital image #3972, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

F. Stuart Chapin

Director, 1919-1923

Columbia University, B.A. 1909; Columbia University, Ph.D. 1911. Published Education and the Mores in 1911. Sociology professor and department chair, Smith College 1912-1921. Published An Introduction to the Study of Social Evolution, 1913.  Became director of the new permanent Smith College School for Social Work in 1919, after Mary Jarrett directed the first wartime session in 1918. Published Field Work and Social Research in 1920. Sociology professor and department chair, University of Minnesota, 1922-1953. Elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 1920. Helped found the Social Science Research Council. See this list for more of his publications.

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Everett Kimball, date unknown, Photographer: Unrecorded, Digital Image #3973, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Everett Kimball

Director, 1923-1941

A. B. Amherst 1896, A. Y. ’99, A.M. Harvard 1902, Ph.D.1904. Asst. in history Harvard 1902-03; instructor Wellesley ’03-04; Smith College History Department, associate professor 1904-1914, full professor 1914-1942, chair of the department of government, 1919. Smith College School for Social Work Director, 1923-1941. Authored The Public Life of Joseph Dudley, The National Government of the United States, State and Municipal Government in the United States.

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Bertha Capen Reynolds, 1933, Photographer: Unrecorded, RG 60, Box 1315, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Bertha Capen Reynolds

Associate Director, 1925-1934; Associate Director in charge of Advanced Courses, 1934-38

B.A. Smith College, 1908; B.S. Simmons College, 1914; worked as director of social services at Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts, 1919-23; became a member of the advisory council and an important contributor to Social Work Today, 1934; publication of Between Client and Community: A Study in Responsibility in Social Case Work, 1934; published Learning and Teaching in the Practice of Social Work, 1942; case supervisor for United Seamen’s Service to the Personal Service Department of the National Maritime Union, 1943-47; taught at the William Alanson White Institute in New York, 1948-54.

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Annette Garrett at her summer house, date unknown, Photographer: Unrecorded, School for Social Work Records, RG 60, Box 1315, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Annette Garrett

Associate Director, 1935-57

A.B. University of Kansas; A.M. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; M.S.S. Smith College, Visiting Teacher, Syracuse 1929-30; Chief of Social Service, Judge Baker Guidance Center, Boston 1930-35; “Worker-Client Relationship,” 1949, “Learning through Supervision,” 1954, Smith College School for Social Work, 1935-1957.

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Florence Day, 1950s, Photographer: Unrecorded, Florence Hollis and Rosemary Reynolds Papers #203, Box 50, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Florence R. Day

Director, 1943-56

B.S. University of Wisconsin; M.Sc (Soc. Admin.) Western Reserve University. Professor, School of Applied Social Sciences, Western Reserve University, 1927-43; Professor and organizer, School of Social Work, University of Denver 1931; Field Secretary, Great Lakes Region, Family Welfare Association of America 1936-37; “Study of Casework Practices,” 1935, Director, Smith College School for Social Work 1943-1956, “Problems of Collaboration Between the Clinic Center and the Psychology Department in Providing Clinical Experience,” 1949.

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Howard Parad, date unknown, Photographer: Unrecorded, Digital Photo #3979, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Howard Parad

Dean, 1956-71

A.B. Harvard College; M.S. in S.S. Boston University. Psychiatric Social Worker, U.S. Army General and Convalescent Hospital, Camp Butner, N.C. 1945-46; Caseworker, District Supervisor, Family Service Association of Greater Boston 1947-54; Assistant Program Director, Hecht Neighborhood House, Dorchester 1948-49; Faculty, Boston University School of Social Work 1950-56; Supervisor, Guidance Camps Trust, Boston, 1951-56; Casework Consultant and Instructor in Mental Health, Family Guidance Center, Harvard University; School of Public Health 1954-56, Director and Dean, Smith College School for Social Work 1956–1971, Crisis Intervention, 1966, with Libby G. Parad, Crisis Intervention: The Practitioner’s Sourcebook for Brief Therapy, Book 2, 1990. 

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Kenneth McCartney, no date. Photographer: Unrecorded. School for Social Work Records RG 60 Box 1315, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Kenneth H. McCartney

Acting Dean, 1971-72, Dean, 1972-76

B.A. University of Manitoba; A.M., Ph.D. University of Minnesota. Instructor in Economics, United College, 1945-47, University of Minnesota 1947-54; Special Lecturer in Economics, McMaster University 1951-52; Smith College: Assistant Professor of Economics 1954-60, Associate Professor 1960-64, Professor 1964-1988, Dean of the Faculty, 1978-1983; Smith College School for Social Work: Lecturer 1963–1971, Acting Dean 1971-72, Dean 1972-1976.

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Katherine Gabel, Photographer: Unrecorded, Digital Photo #3974, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Katherine Gabel

Dean, 1976-85

A.B. Smith College; M.S.W. Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston; Ph.D. Syracuse University, New York; J.D. Albany Law School, Union University, New York. Psychiatric Social Worker, Central Island Mental Health Center, Uniondale, New York, 1961-1962; Psychiatric Social Worker/Superintendant, Georgia State Training School for Girls, Atlanta, 1962-1964; Consultant, New York State Crime Control Council, Albany, 1968-1970; Superintendant, Adobe Mountain School, Arizona Department of Corrections, 1970-1976; part-time Faculty and Lecturer, Center of Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1974-1976; Dean and Professor, Smith College School for Social Work and Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Smith College, 1976-85.

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Dorcas Bowles, 1984, Photographer: Gabriel Cooney, School for Social Work records, RG 60 Acc#07A-007, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Dorcas Davis Bowles

Associate Dean, 1980-1990, Acting Dean, 1985-86

B.S. Tuskegee Institute, Magna Cum Laude; M.S.S. Smith College School for Social Work. Social Worker, Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, 1960-62; Dean of Women, Tuskegee Institute, 1962-64; Caseworker, Chicago Child Care Society, Chicago, 1964-66; Program Director, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Center, Chicago, 1967-71; Director, Child Development Center, Infant Welfare Society, Chicago, 1971-72; Director of Special Programs, Smith College, 1972-75; Consultant, Chicago Parent Child Center, 1969; Project LEARN, Chicago, 1969; Volt Technical Corporation with Head Start Personnel, 1969-71; Project Advisor for St. Louis Parent Child Center, 1971. “Look at Me” TV Series, 1974; Child and Family Development Research Review Committee of the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1976-77. Assistant/ Associate Professor, Smith College School for Social Work, 1975-; Director of Admission, 1978-80; Coordinator of Field Work, 1979-; Associate Dean, 1980-1990.

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Ann Hartman, date unknown, Photographer: Richard “Dick” Fish, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Ann Hartman

Dean, 1986-94

B.A. Wellesley College; M.S.W. Smith College School for Social Work; D.S. W. Columbia University School of Social Work. Caseworker, Summit County Child Welfare Board, Akron, Ohio, 1950-1953; Caseworker and Supervisor, Community Service Society, New York, New York, 1954-1958; Caseworker, Mid-Nassau Community Mental Health Center, Hicksville, New York, 1956-1958. Executive Director, Southeast Nassau Guidance Center, Seaford, New York, 1958-1966. Career Teacher, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1968-1969. Social Worker and Consultant, Family Service Association of Nassau County, 1969-1974. Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Social Service, 1969-1974; Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974-1986, Chair, Interpersonal Practice, 1974-1979. Co-founder and staff member, Ann Arbor Center for the Family, 1976-1986. Project Director, Project CRATT, 1978- 1979. Faculty Director, National Child Welfare Training Center, 1979-1985. Family-Centered Social Work Process, 1983; Dean, Smith College School for Social Work, 1986-1994. “Career Interview: Ann Hartman, a biography of ideas: Archiving intellectual history.” Co-constructed with Catherine K Riessman and Karen M Staller, 2016.

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Anita L. Lightburn, Bulletin of the School for Social Work, 1995, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Anita L. Lightburn

Dean, 1994-2000

B.A. Wheaton College; M.S. Columbia University School of Social Work; M.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University; Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University (Department of Family and Community Education). Clinical positions: Caseworker, Massachusetts Division of Child Guardianship, Boston, Massachusetts, 1968-1970; Supervisor, Psychiatric Social Worker, McMahon Memorial Shelter, East Harlem, New York, New York, 1972-1973; Private Practice, Adelaide, South Australia, 1980-1984; Clinical Supervision, Consultation, and Private Practice, New York and Connecticut, 1987-1994. Research positions: Member, Research Group, Foster Home Care in Massachusetts, 1971; Principal Investigator, Foster Care in South Australia, South Australia, 1974; Principal Investigator, Child Guardianship, South Australia, 1975-1980; Special Research Advisor, Department of Community Welfare, South Australia, 1978-1984; Principal Investigator, Special Needs Adoption, Project Impact, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988-1989; Principal Investigator, Head Start Family Support Evaluator, Hall Neighborhood House, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1990-1994; Principal Investigator, Homeless and Runaway, United Council of Churches and Hall Neighborhood House, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1992-. Faculty positions: Visiting Lecturer, Flinders University Medical School, Adelaide, South Australia, 1976-1978; Assistant Professor, Flinders University School of Social Administration, Adelaide, South Australia, 1973-1984; Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Storrs, Connecticut, 1985-1986; Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Storrs, Connecticut, 1987; Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, 1986-1988; Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, 1988-1992; Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, 1993-1994.

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Susan Donner, Bulletin of the School for Social Work, 1995, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Susan Donner

Associate Dean, 1990-1998

B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S.W. Simmons College School of Social Work; Ph.D. Smith College School for Social Work. Psychiatric Social Worker, University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center, 1970-1978. Operational Manager, Social Service Department, University Hospital, 1976-1978. Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Boston University, 1972-1978. Field Instructor, Boston University, 1972-1973. Field Instructor, Simmons College School of Social Work, 1974-1978. Part-time Faculty, Smith College School for Social Work, 1980. Assistant, Associate Professor, 1980-; Co-Coordinator, Plan B Program, 1981-1984; Co-Coordinator, Field Work, 1985-1986; Director, Field Work, 1986-1994; Associate Dean, Smith College School for Social Work, 1990-. Private Practice, Western Massachusetts, 1975-.

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Carolyn Jacobs, 1980s, Photographer: Chuck Kidd, RG 60 Acc # 07A-007, College Archives, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Carolyn Jacobs

Associate Dean, 1998-2000; Dean, 2000-2014

B.A. Sacramento State University; M.S.W. San Diego State University; Ph.D. Brandeis University. Group Work Supervisor, United Christian Centers, 1968-1969. Project Director, Consumer Health Training Project and Family Planning Project, San Diego Urban League, 1970-1973. Project Director/Research Assistant, Levinson Policy Institute, Brandeis University, 1975-1976. Assistant Director of Evaluation and Research/Research Associate, Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources, Louisiana State University, 1977-1978. Assistant Professor: Boston University School of Social Work, 1978-1980; Smith College School for Social Work, 1980-1985. Ethnic Specialist, Ethnic Minority Manpower Development Grant, 1980-1984 . American Council on Education Fellow in Academic Administration, 1984-1985. Associate Professor, Smith College School for Social Work, 1985-. Associate Dean for Faculty Appointments, Smith College, 1985-1987. Chair, Research Sequence, Smith College School for Social Work, 1987-1988, 1994-1997 . Acting Chair, Afro-American Studies Department, Smith College, Spring 1988. Director, Clinical Research Institute, Smith College School for Social Work, 1990-1994 . Associate Dean 1998-2000; Dean 2000-2014.

Marianne R. M. Yoshioka

Dean, 2014-present

B.A. (honors), Canada’s University of Western Ontario, M.S.W., University of Michigan, Ph.D., Florida State University’s School of Social Work; Professor, 1996-2014, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, New York City’s Columbia School of Social Work; Dean, Smith College School for Social Work, 2014-present; National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work, the NASW. Research: the areas of addiction, family therapy, HIV/AIDS, family violence in Asian communities, and the design and development of culturally tailored intervention. She has received related research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as private foundations, and has published her findings extensively in an effort to advance knowledge of and services for underrepresented communities.