DEAN PIERCE is emeritus director of Office of Social Work Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. He holds an MSW from West Virginia University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Early in his career he served as field education director for four programs. Prior to his retirement in 2009 as director of the Office of Social Work Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), he served as the CSWE staff person for its field education committee.  He has published two textbooks, one on policy practice, and several articles on lesbian gay issues. He was the 2009 recipient of the "Field is the Heart of Social Work Education" award from North American Network of Field Educators and Directors.



Note: Cover design and material from Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence
by C.A. Hunter, J. K. Moen, and M. S. Raskin (Eds.), (2014) Chicago: Lyceum.
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