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Faye Mishna selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare 

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Faye Mishna stands beside a window, smiling with arms crossedProfessor Faye Mishna has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments and dedication to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good.  

AASWSW is a society of distinguished scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare. Through their work, Fellows within the Academy collectively advance its mission of recognizing outstanding research, scholarship and practice that addresses emerging issues and effects positive change for all. 

An in-person induction ceremony to commemorate new fellows will take place during the Society of Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference in Washington D.C. on January 13. 

In 2022, Mishna was listed among the top 100 most impactful global contributors to social work journal scholarship, as reported in a recent study published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Recent Contributions Award from the Council of Social Work Education (U.S.A.). Mishna’s program of research focuses on bullying and cyber bullying and sexting among youth, informal cyber technology use in social work practice, and clinical practice. An integral component of her research entails collaboration with community agencies and organizations. 

Mishna joined the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto in 1999 and served as Dean from 2009 to 2019. In addition to her current role as Professor at FIFSW, Mishna is cross appointed to the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. 

Mishna is also an Inaugural Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research and a Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. She maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and consultation.