Ann Wentworth Shyne


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(1914–1995) Ann Shyne, a leader in the development of contemporary social work research, was born in Troy, New York. She graduated from Vassar College in 1935, obtained her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 1937, and received a PhD in social work and social research from Bryn Mawr College in 1943. She was first employed as a social worker for the Austin Riggs Psychiatric Center in Massachusetts. She began her research career in 1945 at the Family Service Association of America, and from 1955 to 1968 she directed research projects at the Community Service Society of New York. She then served as Director of Research of the Child Welfare Association of America until her retirement in 1976.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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