Encyclopedia of Social Work receives 2013 PROSE Award for “Best in Social Sciences/eProduct”!



Encyclopedia of Social Work receives 2013 PROSE Award for “Best in Social Sciences/eProduct”!


Dean Larry Davis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland, Associate Dean for Research Catherine Greeno, COSA Director Tracy Soska, and Professors John Wallace and Christina Newhill all contributed to the Encyclopedia of Social Work, which was selected for a 2013 PROSE award as best Social Science eProduct.

The Encyclopedia of Social Work is the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly.

SSW faculty contributed the following articles to the Encyclopedia:

  • African Americans: Overview by Larry E. Davis and John M. Wallace, Jr.
  • Client Violence, by Dr. Christina E. Newhill
  • Mental Health: Overview, by Catherine Greeno

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.  For more information, please visit http://www.proseawards.com/