Ruth Elizabeth Smalley


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(1903–1979) Ruth Elizabeth Smalley was born in Chicago and received her bachelor's degree in 1924 from the University of Minnesota, her Master of Social Work degree in 1929 from Smith College, and her Doctor of Social Work degree in 1949 from the University of Pittsburgh. She practiced first in the Bureau of Child Guidance in New York from 1929 to 1932 and was then on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Smith College, and the University of Pittsburgh before coming to the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 as Professor of Social Casework. Ruth E. Smalley was a nationally prominent advocate of the functional approach to social work.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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