Social Work Chair Receives Award for Outstanding Service

A&M-Central Texas Staff Report
April 4, 2024

Social Work Chair Receives Award for Outstanding Service

At the recent Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) 41st Annual Conference in New Orleans Dr. Michael Daley, TAMUCT Regents Professor and Chair of the Department was presented with an award for Outstanding Service. BPD is the national organization representing over 550 undergraduate social work programs in the United States. The award was “In recognition excellent service and commitment as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.

Dr. Daley edited the journal from 2014 until 2023 during which time all back issues of the journal were made available in digital form, and the journal achieved a higher ranking among social work journals. According to Daley, “It was an honor to serve as editor for a journal that serves as the foremost voice for undergraduate social work in the country, but nine years is a long time to serve as editor, and it is an opportune time for new leadership.”

A long-time member of BPD, Dr. Daley has served in a number of leadership positions, and was President of the organization from 2010-2011. Since 2015 Daley has been the chair for the Department of Social Work at Texas A&M University–Central Texas and part of the undergraduate social work program’s initial accreditation. He also currently serves as a member of the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation and was the founding director of the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University and the social work program at University of South Alabama.

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