Dean, School of Social Service Administration; Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor
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Chicago, IL 60637
Neil B. Guterman is the Dean of the School of Social Service Administration and the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on child abuse and neglect and children’s exposure to violence more broadly. The primary focus of Guterman’s most recent research has been on advancing services to prevent children’s victimization before it occurs. He is the author of Stopping Child Maltreatment Before it Starts: Emerging Horizons in Early Home Visitation Services (2001), and co-editor of the forthcoming reference volume, Child Maltreatment Prevention.
Guterman has served as Principal Investigator for numerous federally and privately funded research studies, is the director of the Beatrice Cummings Mayer Program in Violence Prevention in the School of Social Service Administration, and is a faculty associate at Chapin Hall. He has advised the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the National Conference of State Legislatures about issues related to child abuse and neglect.
He joined the University faculty in 2006 after serving from 1993 to 2006 on the faculty at Columbia University, and was named the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor in 2008. Guterman received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1983, an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Ph.D. in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan in 1992. He completed a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare in Jerusalem in 1993.