|Peebles-Wilkins, Wilma, PhD|
School of Social Work, Boston University
Wilma Peebles-Wilkins has been Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work since 1994. She came to the School of Social Work in 1991 as Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Since her initial appointment at Boston University, she has served as Acting Dean during 1991-92 and again in 1993-94. Prior to coming to Boston University, Dr. Peebles-Wilkins was Director of the Undergraduate Social Work Program and Associate Head of the Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at North Carolina State University. She was a tenured faculty member at North Carolina State University where she was employed for 13 years.
In addition to her administrative duties as dean, Dr. Peebles-Wilkins teaches a course on the implications of racism for social work practice, a course on social work practice ethics, and offers a professional issues seminar for graduating students. Dr. Peebles-Wilkins has thirty-five years of experience as an African American practitioner and educator. She has worked both in the public and private sectors as well as in an acute care hospital in pediatrics. She is active in major social work professional organizations and is on the editorial board or is consulting editor for several refereed social work journals.
Her publications cover a range of issues associated with services to families and children and curriculum development; and the contributions of black women to American social welfare historical developments. More recently she has focused on class, gender and racial disparities in social welfare and research needs in managed health and behavioral health care and is co-editor of a book from Oxford University Press, Managed Care Services: Policy, Programs, and Research. Her professional activities have also included membership on the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation, Inc., the African American Federation of Greater Boston, and the Board of Visitors of Dimock Mental Health Center in Roxbury. She has been a delegate assembly representative for both the North Carolina and Massachusetts NASW state chapters and was inducted into the National Academies of Practice in 2000.
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