Bob Fisher has been chosen as the recipient of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA) 2023 Career Achievement Award. This award honors the contributions of a person in macro social work who has made a significant impact on the conceptual definition and framing of community practice, the empirical knowledge base of the discipline, the promotion of community practice pedagogy and curricula, and the development of practice methods, especially in partnership with marginalized or under-represented populations.
Fisher is a professor and chair of the Community Organizing concentration in the Master of Social Work program. He teaches courses in community organizing, critical macro theory, and social welfare history at both the Ph.D. and MSW levels. Prior to that, he was director of Urban and Community Studies at UConn. He is the author, co-author, and editor/co-editor of seven books in these fields as well as the recipient of three Fulbright-Hays Scholar awards. Read more about his work and research interests.
Fisher will be celebrated along with all of the ACOSA Awardees at the upcoming CSWE-APM, at our Membership Meeting & Award Reception, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Atlanta, Ga.