Alex Gitterman, EdD, is Professor of Casework at the UConn School of Social Work. His national reputation in the field derives from his many publications and presentations on social work practice in areas such as the life model, vulnerability and resilience, mutual aid, and social work education. Dr. Gitterman’s areas of specialization include health and mental health, social work practice, and group work. He teaches courses in casework, micro foundation method, and comparative social work practice. Formally the Zachs Professor and Director of Doctoral Program, he also teaches courses in the School of Social Work’s doctoral program. Professor Gitterman has served as an organizational consultant to numerous agencies and is the author of books and articles about supervision, organizational issues, social work practice, education and group work.