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Karen Bullock Named Head, Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work welcomes Karen Bullock as head, effective July 1, 2013.

Bullock joined NC State in January 2011 after nine years as a tenured faculty member at the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She has been a leading force in advancing social work practice, education and training in gerontology, mental health and care at end of life.

Bullock’s research focuses on comparing racial differences in care for older adult populations.  She holds a Ph.D. (Sociology and Social Work), Boston University, 2000; M.S.W. (Social Work), Columbia University, 1992; and a B.S.W. (Social Work), N.C. State, 1990.

Bullock takes over from interim head Monica Leach, who provided stability for the department over the last two years, continuing its outstanding outreach programs, undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and increased faculty scholarship and research.