Susan Myra Kingsbury


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(1870–1949) Susan Myra Kingsbury, PhD, a pioneer in the field of social research, dedicated her career to the investigation and improvement of social and working conditions for women. She made a major contribution to social work education and the professionalization of social work in her role as director of the Carola Woerishoffer Graduate Department of Social Economy and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College from 1915 to 1936 (today, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research).


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