Edward Gumz, Ph.D.
BA (Liberal Arts) Concordia College
MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MA (Sociology) Marquette University
Ph.D. (Urban Social Institutions) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Gumz joined the faculty in 1993 and is the former chairperson of the BSW program. His practice background spans twenty years in direct service, supervision and administration in child and family welfare, mental health and developmental disabilities. Research interests include spirituality and social work, social work and criminal justice, and social service delivery systems. He has written journal articles dealing with his research in these areas and is the author of the book, Professionals and their Work in the Family Court, an organizational study of the family court of Milwaukee County. He has served on several boards including present service on the Counseling Center of Lakeview.
Awards and Recognitions:
Past Board Member: Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan
Past Board Member:
National Association of Social Workers--Wisconsin
Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
SOWK 507: Social Welfare and Social Work
SOWK 610: Policy Practice with Children and Families
SOWK 652: Organizational Leadership
Analysis of BSW/MSW Five Year programs, Relationship between Structural and Individual Employment
Current Research Projects:
The relationship between structural and individual unemployment.
An analysis of five year programs—BSW/MSW
Professional & Community Affiliations
Community and Professional Service:
Past president and current board member : Counseling Center of Lakeview of Chicago
Editorial board member : Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology: Families in Society
Recent Faculty Scholarship:
Gumz, Edward J. (2008). A delicate dance: identity issues in a religious nonprofit umbrella association. Vol. 89, 2, 274-281.