Dr. Mann, Ph.D., M.S., M.S.W., B.A., has devoted his professional career in tertiary education to developing highly-skilled social work practitioners, community organizer, and social policy analysts at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. For nine years at the University of Akron and twenty-two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Mann has made major contributions to university policies and programs locally and nationally. Dr. Mann brings innovative strategies and techniques to his work with students. As Associate Professor, and formerly as Baccalaureate Program Director, he guides student development of the knowledge, values, and skills bases of professional social work practice. Among his courses are Introduction to Social Work, Social Work with Groups, Social Policy Analysis, Practicum Seminar and Lab I and II, Social Work Health Services, and, at the Ph.D. level, Social Welfare Policy Analysis course.