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Throughout his career, Dr. Leon Ginsberg has been a leader in social work education and public service, especially child welfare, rural social services, and international social work.
Dr. Ginsberg has a distinguished career in building and administering social work programs. His contributions to curriculum include not only program and course development (including curriculum on bioterrorism) but many works that have been used as essential texts, especially in policy, management, and rural social services.
In recognition of his contributions to the profession, he received the Chauncey Alexander award from the National Network of Social Work Managers and was an original member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He is a prolific author, his major contribution being Social Work in Rural Communities.
He has been a leader and a mentor to many social workers, and his many contributions have spread across fields and methods of social work practice.
Dr. Ginsberg received his MSW from Tulane University in 1959 and his PhD in political science in 1966.