Robert H. Daugherty, Ph.D.

Robert DaughertyPro Rata Associate Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work

Building and Room Location:  Alumni Hall 118
Telephone: 630-844-5430
Fax:  630-844-4923
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I entered the profession of social work after a 25 year career in management in non-profit, government and for-profit organizations. I have taught in both graduate and undergraduate social work programs since 1996 at the University of Louisville, Ohio University, and, since 2007, at Aurora University. My experience includes organizational management and consulting, geriatric care management, health care social work, and mental health counseling.

Ph.D.  Social Work - University of Lousiville
MSSW  Social Work - University of Louisville
B.A.  Sociology - Southeast Missouri State University

Areas of Specialization
Social work and social welfare history
Social work epistemology
Social welfare policy
Social work administration
Community practice

Courses Taught
Introduction to Social Work (Undergraduate)
Social Work Research (Undergraduate)
Social Welfare Policies and Institutions (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Advanced Leadership and Community Practice (Graduate)
Community Organization (Undergraduate)
History of Social Work

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Hawranick, S., Doris, J., & Daugherty, R. (2008). Alice Paul: Activist, advocate, and one of ours. Affilia (23), 190-196.

Daugherty, R. & Barber, G. (2001). Self-sufficiency, ecology of work, and welfare reform. Social Service Review, 75, 662-675.

Social work and Alice Paul: Remembering our history, reclaiming our future. Paper presented at the CSWE-APM Social Welfare History Symposium, Chicago, IL. February 17, 2006.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
General Education Committee
Iron-Jawed Angels - Aurora University Celebrating Arts and Ideas film Series

Other Interests
Working with Aurora community groups on various human service projects
Watching my granddaughter grow and develop