Foundation Board Member (2007-2009)

Carla B. Howery, MA (1950-2009)

Carla B. Howery, MA

Carla B. Howery passed away during her term on the Board of Directors. The NASW Foundation is grateful for Carla's dedication and service.  

Carla served on the professional staff of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 20 years.  She retired in spring 2007 as Deputy Executive Officer and Director of the Academic and Professional Affairs Program.  She attended St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota and went on to become a pillar in the discipline and an important node in networks connecting sociology to other organizations and disciplines.  

She is perhaps best known for her contributions to teaching and was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining ASA.  She was instrumental in developing ASA’s Teaching Resources Program, which is responsible for creating Teaching Resource Guides with sample syllabi for classes ranging from the Sociology of Gender to Ethno-violence and Hate Crimes.  She was Principal Investigator for two major projects at ASA directed at department change: MOST (Minority Opportunities through School Transformation) to enhance diversity and excellence, and IDA (Integrating Data Analysis) designed to help introduce quantitative literacy in lower division sociology courses.  Each centered on curricular transformation and department climate and is pertinent to joint sociology and social work programs, as well as the social work students who take sociology courses. Carla's father was a professor and dean of social work.  She says it is a pleasure for her to formally connect with NASW.   

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In Episode 5, NASW Social Work Talks Podcast features the Director of the NASW Foundation, Bob Arnold.   Tune in for a discussion about the Foundation's many educational, research, and  charitable  initiatives.