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Published on Saturday, June 4, 2022

GADE Announces Three New Board Members

New members will enhance the board’s focus on promoting excellence in social work doctoral education and help GADE strengthen its support of member institutions.

June 3, 2022: The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) announced three new members to the Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting during the GADE Annual Conference. New members will each help support the nonprofit’s work to promote excellence in doctoral education in social work.

“We’re excited to welcome three new board members, who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said GADE President Dr. Denise Burnette. “Drs. Mimi Chapman, Sondra Fogel, and Tova Walsh have held key leadership roles in their respective universities and professional communities, and they bring a wealth of expertise in social work doctoral education to the Board.”

The Board serves as the administrative body of the organization and provides strategic leadership to the membership and its constituencies. The Board consists of ten persons elected by GADE membership.

The new board members begin their three-year terms with GADE effective June 1, 2022. The three new board members are:

  • Dr. Mimi Chapman, Professor, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education and Frank A. Daniels Distinguished Professor for Human Service Policy Information at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was elected secretary
  • Dr. Sondra Fogel, Associate Professor and PhD Program Chair at the University of South Florida was elected member-at-large
  • Dr. Tova Walsh, Assistant Professor and Doctoral Program Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was elected member-at-large

Dr. Burnette added, “On behalf of the board, I want to express our gratitude to Drs. Mo Yee Lee (The Ohio State University), Dr. Michael Hurlburt (University of Southern California), and Lin Fang (University of Toronto) who have concluded their service as a valued board member. We wish Mo Yee, Mike, and Lin the best in future endeavors, and we look forward to their continued support of GADE. Additionally, I want to thank Drs. G. Lawrence Farmer (Fordham University) and Julia R. Henly (The University of Chicago) for their willingness to continue their service and serve as Immediate Co-Past Presidents and for their leadership over the last year.”

To learn more about the GADE Board of Directors, visit


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The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 90 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in 1977, GADE's primary purpose is to promote excellence in doctoral education in social work, especially through networking, information sharing and advocacy.

Our members focus on sharing experiences to support innovation and excellence in teaching and learning and the advancement of the quality of doctoral research. We support the success and professional development of doctoral students in all their diversity and promote recognition of their achievements and contributions. We are committed to identifying and sharing potential funding sources or other resources that support doctoral education while providing guidance and support to new and developing doctoral programs here and abroad.

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