Doueck, Smyth Named Associate Deans of Social Work At UB

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: April 28, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Howard J. Doueck, Ph.D., and Nancy J. Smyth, Ph.D., faculty members in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Social Work, have been appointed associate deans by Dean Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D.

Doueck has been named associate dean for research and program development, a new position, and Smyth has been named associate dean for academic affairs.

Professor and chair of the child-welfare services concentration, Doueck joined the UB social work faculty in 1986. Much of his research has focused on child protection, child abuse and neglect.

He has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the field, including a recent book on mandated reporting.

Doueck received master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

He is a member of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups Inc., the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers.

He resides in Snyder.

A UB social work faculty member since 1991, Smyth serves as associate professor and chair of the concentration in alcohol/other drug problems.

She also is an associate research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and a clinical social worker with Kent E. Bath, Ph.D., & Associates in Amherst.

Her research has been primarily in the areas of suicidal behaviors; dual disorders, such as co-existing substance abuse and mental health problems, and, most recently, trauma and addiction. Smyth has published in numerous professional journals and authored or co-authored multiple chapters in professional texts.

A resident of North Buffalo, she earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the State University at Albany.