UA Social Work Professor’s Article Lauded
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A recent article by Dr. David Pollio, a faculty member in The University of Alabama School of Social Work, has been chosen by an academic journal as its “best quantitative empirical article of 2011.”
The article, “Assessing student perception of practice evaluation knowledge in introductory research methods,” appeared in the fall 2011 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education.
The criteria for choosing the best empirical article published in the journal include the originality of thought, sound or innovative conceptualization of the topic, and conclusions and/or recommendations that significantly contribute to the professional knowledge base and to social work education.
Pollio joined the faculty at the UA School of Social Work in 2007 as the Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health.
Prior to coming to UA, Pollio served as an associate professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a joint appointment in the department of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Pollio will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s 2012 Annual Program Meeting in November.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.