Elizabeth Pomeroy, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of the NASW Press flagship journal Social Work. Published quarterly and peer-reviewed, Social Work promotes the integration of theory, research, practice, and education into the profession.
During her four-year term as editor-in-chief, Pomeroy will be responsible for making final decisions regarding manuscripts to be published in the journal. Her duties also include coordinating editorial reviews, analyzing trends and needs within the profession, and encouraging manuscript submissions. She will also serve as chair to the Social Work Editorial Board.
"We're very excited about having Dr. Pomeroy as our new editor-in-chief for the journal," said NASW Press Publisher Cheryl Y. Bradley. "She not only has an academic background, but also experience with clinical social work.
"We're mindful of our large practitioner audience and will explore the possibilities of enhancing the journal," Bradley added. "We will always keep our scholarly aspect, but it could be beneficial to complement the academic entries with practice scenarios."
Pomeroy has a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, a master's degree in social work from the University of North Carolina (UNC), and a bachelor's degree in psychology from UNC.
Pomeroy's professional interests include teaching clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health, and children and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults, and families. As well as her teaching background, she has experience as a clinical director, a clinical social work practitioner, supervisor, and consultant.
Pomeroy succeeds former editor-in-chief Jorge Delva, professor at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work.