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Michael Heathfield

Associate Professor

MED, Social Work
PHD, Education

Michael is Co-chair of the Social and Applied Sciences Department. His research and writing, on both sides of the Atlantic, has concentrated on student learning and specifically education for youth social workers. His practical youth work includes numerous youth theaters, youth arts organizations, LGB youth groups, and a coffee bar for unemployed young people. He moved to America in 1999 for love, studying and working in New York and now Chicago. He was responsible for a number of Chicago and Illinois training and professional education initiatives for youth workers before becoming full-time faculty. He holds a M.Phil. (Young men defining masculinity) and a Ph.D. in Educational Research both from England and an American M.S.W. He teaches sociology and social science courses and is a member of the International Sociological Association.
His latest publications are:
Heathfield, M. & Fusco, D. (2016). Youth and Inequality in Education: Global Actions in Youth Work.  New York, NY: Routledge.|Heathfield, M. & Fusco, D. (2016). Honoring and supporting youth work intellectuals. In Pozzoboni, K. M. & Kirshner, B. The|        Changing Landscape of Youth Work (pp. 127-146). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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