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Patricia A. Groves

A scholar, teacher and social worker, you earned your B.A. in psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1969 and received a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to receive your master of social work degree from the University of Michigan in 1972. Prior to joining the faculty of The University of Toledo and receiving your Ph.D. in social work from The Ohio State University, you worked in the field of mental health and were a strong advocate for those with severe mental illness.

During your tenure at The University of Toledo, which began in September of 1979, you have had a distinguished career of instruction in social work and women's and gender studies. Your work as a member of the social work faculty led to the accreditation of the social work program. You have mentored many students who have gone on to distinguished careers in the profession of social work and in the academic arena.

During your research career at The University of Toledo, you published papers in the areas of mental health, group counseling and GLBT issues. You served as a member of the committee for the National Association of Social Workers that wrote the current Social Work Code of Ethics and developed and implemented action research projects that have addressed important issues for women and children in our community. You have been engaged in many community projects addressing issues of justice in our community and nation.

In 2003, you established a scholarship program for students in women's and gender studies.

You are held in the highest esteem by your peers in women's and gender studies and social work, by social workers and social activists throughout the community, and by students who have been fortunate to study with you. You have devoted years of your life to a career of teaching, research and service, throughout which you have maintained uncompromising standards of excellence and ethics.

In recognition of your faithful service to the University, and as a tribute from your faculty colleagues, you are commended publicly and named by the Board of Trustees to the rank of Professor Emeritus.

Daniel L. Brennan, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Last Updated: 6/9/16