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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch

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President and Principal Investiga...

The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families
P.O. Box 13297
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19101
United States

Company Description: The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF), incorporated October 10, 2001, is a 501 (c) (3) Pennsylvania Corporation organized under the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Fellow
    Institute for Court Management
  • BA , sociology
    Morgan State University
  • DSW
    University of Pennsylvania
  • MSW
    University of Pittsburgh
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Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, ACSW
Rufus has been a social worker for over 40 years and has served the profession in a variety of settings. He is a NASW Social Work Pioneer ® and Stoneleigh Foundation Senior Fellow. He also is currently the President and Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF). Rufus has served as the Dean and a Professor at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. He has lectured at over a dozen colleges and universities; authored or co-authored over 22 published manuscripts in professional books and/or scholarly journals. Rufus has been a NASW member for 42 years. He has served NASW as a President, a Delegate Assembly Representative on three separate occasions, and as Chair of the Philadelphia Division. He is a former recipient of the NASW-PA Social Worker of the Year award.
IAWF-The Institute for the Advancement of Working Families, 11 April 2014 [cached]
Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, ACSW
Rufus Sylvester Lynch
Bread & Roses Community Fund, 24 Feb 2013 [cached]
Rufus Sylvester Lynch more here Bread & Roses Community Fund
Rufus Sylvester Lynch
Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW, former Dean of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, is a forensic social worker who serves as President and Principal Investigator for the Institute for the Advancement of Working Families: A Forensic Education, Behavioral Change, and Employment Services Corporation. Dr. Lynch has been described as a "highly talented professional with a national reputation as a successful and visionary leader with an impressive history of positive and proactive contributions to human and institutional development; champion of forward thinking, with a social conscience for implementing actions that have a positive impact on people, society, government and the systems that serve them; and creator of programs, policies, initiatives, and entities that impact society by means that improves the status quo and creates a better future for all. Lynch has authored several articles that address social work and the American justice system, as well as, served on the editorial board of the Justice System Journal.
Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Social Work. Dr. Lynch is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, affiliated with the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, he serves as the National Director of the Collaborative of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work Programs, housed within Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Lynch received his Doctorate of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's in the same field from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Morgan State College.
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Stoneleigh Fellow Rufus Lynch, who is addressing the barriers to fathers' involvement with children, is featured in our continuing series, "Meet the Fellows", We invite you to view his video here.
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Dr. Rufus Sylvester Lynch, DSW President and Principal Investigator, Institute for the Advancement of Working Families (IAWF)
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