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Michael J. Holosko University of Georgia, USA

Michael J. Holosko, Ph.D., M.S.W., holds an endowed chair as the Pauline M. Berger Professor of Family and Child Welfare at The University of Georgia, School of Social Work. He is also currently a Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong. He has taught across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in schools of: social work (primarily), nursing, medicine, public administration, and applied social science in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  For the past 38 years, he has been a consultant to a variety of large and small health and human service organizations and industry in the areas of: program evaluation, outcomes, accreditation, organizational development, communication, leadership, visioning, organizational alignment, and stress management.  He has published numerous monographs, chapters, articles, and texts in the areas of: evaluation, health care, social work practice, curricula, administration, technology, gerontology, leadership, family and child welfare, social policy, research, music intervention, and spirituality. His recent text published in 2015 was Wodarski, J., Holosko, M., & Felt, M. D. (2015). Evidence-Informed Assessment and Practice in Child Welfare, Springer Publications; and in 2016 was Dunlop, J.M.., & Holosko, M. Increasing Service User Participation in Local Planning: A How-To Manual for Practitioners. He serves on the editorial boards of: Research on Social Work Practice; Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal; Social Work in Public Health; Journal of Human Behavior and Social Environment; the Hong Kong Journal of Social Work; Journal of Social Service Research and the Journal of Evidence- Based Social Work Practice. For a number of years, he has had both radio and television shows advocating for social justice in North America.