Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Social Work Program
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Rich Furman, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is also affiliated with the Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies programs and the Criminal Justice programs UWT. He is the 2011 recipient of the University of Washington Tacoma distinguished research award. He is the 2012 recipient of the Council for Social Work Education’s Partner’s in International Education award, for his cutting edge work on transnational social work. Rich has published over 120 scholarly articles and book chapters. Two of his 17 books are Transnational Social Work Practice and Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues and Emerging Themes. Rich's main areas of research are men at risk and applied masculinities, with a special focus on transnational men. He has conducted research, practiced, volunteered, taught and consulted in Germany, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. His practice background includes ten years experience in direct practice and administration.