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Centers, Institutes & Endowed Chairs


 

Fordham University created the James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies in 1980 to honor the life time commitment of James Dumpson to children of our cities by utilizing the full resources of the University and its educational and research resources as a means to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children, especially those in New York City.

 
 
   
NICHOLAS J. LANGENFELD CHAIR IN SOCIAL RESEARCH
 
The Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair in Social Research was established at the Graduate School of Social Service of Fordham University in 1983.  The Chair was established in recognition of Father Langenfeld's contributions to social research and to assure that the Graduate School of Social Service will continue to support excellence in urban social research. The Chair honors the commitment and vision of Fr. Langenfeld, Ph.D., who was a faculty member in the Graduate School of Social Service for more than thirty years.  Fr. Langenfeld devoted his career to the study of the conditions of children and families, social development, and international social work.  He was interested in developing a knowledge base that would help professionals understand the forces that shape social and human behavior and would contribute to the formulation of responsive and effective social policies. 



The purpose of the Quaranta Chair is to increase and enhance opportunities for children who are deprived of the basic elements of healthy development and well-being.  The core functions of this chair will be realized through, research, information dissemination and advocacy in child welfare.  The primary goal of the Quaranta Chair is to be a locus of change for a fragmented system of child and family services with the expectation that these changes will influence the development of healthy children, healthy families and healthy urban communities.


The Henry C. Ravazzin Chair in Gerontology was established in 2002 through the Henry C. Ravazzin Fund which also founded the Ravazzin Centeron Aging in 1995.  This Chair recognizes the long-term commitment of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service to understanding and strengthening the social work role in meeting the needs of older adults and their families.



 
                       


CENTERS & INSTITUTES



Up-to-date information regarding current research and activities of the various centers and institutes is available by using the links provided below: 

 

 
    THE BECK INSTITUTE ON RELIGION & POVERTY
     
     
 
  CHILDREN  FIRST
     
     
 
  THE FORDHAM CENTER FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS
     
     
 
  THE INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS
     
     
 
  THE RAVAZZIN CENTER ON AGING
     

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