Martin B. Loeb


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(1913–1983) Martin Loeb was a leader in both social work education and gerontology in higher education. Educated in Toronto, he received a PhD in human development from the University of Chicago in 1957. Loeb was director of the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin from 1965 to 1973 and director of the McBeath Institute on Aging and Adult Life, which he founded, from 1973 to 1980. Following his retirement in 1980, he remained active in university life, continuing to teach, conducting research, and participating in faculty governance. He presented his final paper, “Toward a Technology of Caring,” just five days before his death.


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