Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Medical School, May 8, 2001
Henry W. Maier earned a Ph.D. degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1959, and went on to pursue an internationally-acclaimed career as a social work educator and scholar. Today, Maier is recognized as a leader in the field of group care within social work and beyond. He is widely known for defining the developmental core of applied practice, the meaning and components of caregiving, the value of play, and innovative ways of guiding others successfully through supervision and teaching. He has extensive list of publications that have consistently appeared across the international spectrum of refereed journals and books. He is the recipient of numerous awards offered by the Child and Youth Work profession such as the Albert E. Trieschman Outstanding Service Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award of the National Organization of Child Care Workers. He is described as a true humanitarian whose positive influence has been global in scope and has touched thousands of lives.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.