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Roberta Rubin Greene
Roberta Rubin Greene, Ph.D. MSW could be described as a gerontological social worker, and has devoted a major portion of her formidable energy and conceptual ability to strengthening the field of practice. Her efforts reflect a remarkable and effective unification of practice, advocacy, research, and education, a holistic approach that has provided key building blocks for the profession's advancement.
She received a BA with a sociology major in 1960 at the Michigan State University, a MSW in social work from Michigan State University, and a PhD in human development from the University of Maryland. Her academic career has included several positions at the University of Maryland School of Social Work; Field Instructor for the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York; Adjunct Professor for Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School of Social Work; Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Department of Social Work; Professor and Dean , School of Social Work, Indiana University; and the University of Texas-Austin, School of Social Work.