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Bob Wineburg Endowed Scholarship in Community Services

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Stacy Vogel is a 1984 alumna of the School of Human Environmental Sciences with a major in social work. She fondly recalls how influential Dr. Wineburg has been in her education and in other areas of her life. Dr. Wineburg has impacted hundreds of social work students at UNCG by helping them become advocates for social justice and the effective delivery of social welfare services. He is known as a scholar in the field of social work. Dr. Wineburg received the 1999/2000 Board of Governors Teacher of the Year through the School of Human Environmental Sciences and was named Jefferson Pilot Excellence Professor of Social Work in 2001, one of only eight University Excellence Professors in a faculty of 750. Dr. Wineburg also received the 2005 Inaugural Distinguished Researcher Award through the School of Human Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Wineburg’s service in the School of Human Environmental Sciences includes chairing the Department of Social Work, 1990-1994, serving as faculty senator for six years, and chairing the School of Human Environmental Science Promotions and Tenure Committee. He has written two books: “Unintelligent Design: The Failed Social Service Strategies of the Bush Faith Based Initiative” and “A Limited Partnership: The Politics of Religion, Welfare and Social Services.” He also co-authored “The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership.” Additionally, Dr. Wineburg has published numerous articles, written book chapters, and presented research papers at national and international conferences. He has published essays and reviews and written guest columns in the Greensboro News and Record, Raleigh News and Observer, University of Chicago Chronicle, and San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Wineburg has delivered a number of keynote addresses on social initiatives and served on as a panelist and presenter for numerous regional, national religious organizations and secular organizations.

Dr. Wineburg’s core teaching philosophy is that “community is laboratory.” Each aspect of his teaching includes a component of community.

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