(1885–1953) Eduard Christian Lindeman's participation in community and professional organizations and his teachings and writings on social philosophy and group methods earned him the respect of the social work profession. One of 10 children of Danish immigrants, he studied on his own to qualify for college admission and graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1911. He edited an agricultural journal and became assistant to the minister of a Congregational church. A desire to combine teaching with religious activity resulted in his appointment to George Williams College in Chicago. In 1920 he became professor of sociology at North Carolina College for Women but was asked to resign because his opposition to segregation antagonized the local community.
From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Social Work.