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Joel S. Blau Professor School of Social Welfare

Contact Information

L2-093 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794

631/444-3149

Biography

Joel Blau’s research includes the history of social welfare, poverty, homelessness, the political economy of social welfare, and comparative social welfare. His interests also include major U.S. social programs for food, income supports, healthcare, housing, and employment policy. 

Education

  • DSW, Columbia University
  • MSW, Hunter School of Social Welfare
  • AB, Columbia University

Publications

  1. Author Article Journal of Social Policy Ruth Lister (2010), Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy. Bristol: Policy Press. £19.99, pp. 311, pbk. 2011 40 3 632 - 633
  2. Author Book 2010 1

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 510 Parameters II
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 595 Independent Study
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 607 RESEARCH PRACT II
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 608 S.W. POLICY ANAL I
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor HWC 609 S.W. POLICY ANAL II
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 510 Parameters II
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 608 S.W. POLICY ANAL I
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 609 S.W. POLICY ANAL II
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 614 TEACHING PRACTICUM
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 701 Dissertation Off Campus Intern
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 509 Parameters of Soc Health Pol I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 595 Independent Study
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 606 RESEARCH PRACTICUM I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 609 S.W. POLICY ANAL II
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 508 Continuation Master's Project
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 510 Parameters II
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 607 RESEARCH PRACT II
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 608 S.W. POLICY ANAL I
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 614 TEACHING PRACTICUM
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 616 DISSERTATION SEM II
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 701 Dissertation Off Campus Intern
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor HWC 800 F T SUMMER RESEARCH
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HON 496 Honors College Senior Project
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 510 Parameters II
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 608 S.W. POLICY ANAL I
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 614 TEACHING PRACTICUM
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 616 DISSERTATION SEM II
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 695 Independent Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 695 Independent Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 701 Dissertation Off Campus Intern
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 310 Political Economy Soc Welfare
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 507 Master's Project
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 509 Parameters I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 606 RESEARCH PRACTICUM I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 609 S.W. POLICY ANAL II
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 615 DISSERTATION SEMINAR
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 695 Independent Study
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor HWC 701 Dissertation Off Campus Intern
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HON 495 Honors College Senior Project
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 310 Political Economy Soc Welfare
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 395 Independent Study
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 509 Parameters I
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 609 S.W. POLICY ANAL II
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 615 DISSERTATION SEMINAR
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 700 Dissertation Off Campus Domest
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor HWC 701 Dissertation Off Campus Intern

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Lecture "The Role of Government," Stony Brook Advocacy Day, 2011-08-04
Other Radio Show, "Homeless: The Voice of Reason with Zo Williams, Sirius 106 2010-12
Other
Presentation/Paper at a conference "The New Homeless and the Old," The People of Color Conference, November, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Other Tenure Review, New York University School of Social Work 2011 - 2012
Other Tenure Review, University of Maryland 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Journal of Poverty 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Journal of Progressive Human Services 2011 - 2012
Other Consulting Editor, L:ynne Rienner Press 2010 - 2011
Other Site Vistor for the Accreditation of the Carleton University (Ottawa) Ph.D. Program 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political, and Economic Inequalities 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Journal of Progressive Human Services 2010 - 2011
Outside Consulting Social Work Consultant, Faculty Diversity Program, State University of New York 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Outside Reviewer, Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political, and Economic Inequalities 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Outside Reviewer, JournaL OF Progressive Human Services 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee Chair of the Appointments and Promotion Committee 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Director of the Ph.D. Program 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Chair, APT Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Director, Ph.D Program 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Chair, Faculty Search Committee 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Chair, Tenure and Promotions Committee 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Director, School of Social Welfare Ph.D. Program 2009 - 2010