Rino Patti

Professor, USC School of Social Work.

Interviewed by Frances Lomas Feldman. Date of interview: 1-5/20-95, 3-31-95, 4-21-95. 4 cassette tapes (4 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 2 hours and 15 minutes (approximately). Transcript of interview: 69 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Family background; BSW education at San Diego State University; MSW education at USC; work with Veteran's Administration in Ohio; approaches to treating mentally ill; return to USC for doctoral program; relationship with Norris Class; position on faculty at University of Washington; development of program at Washington; personalities of UW faculty; internal politics of UW Department of Social Work; personal research and accomplishments, administration and social work education; training of students and management problems in profession; faculty relations at USC; role of dean at USC School of Social Work and direction of School; presidency of National Association of Deans and Directors; Institute for the Advancement for (sic) Social Work and lobbying efforts; professional social welfare organizations and political lobbying; strengths of USC's School of Social Work on arrival as dean; development of Ph.D. program; faculty scholarship; relationship of scholarship and teaching at USC School of Social Work; creation of "new culture" in USC's School of Social Work; Social Work faculty in USC government; community involvement of Social Work faculty; contributions of USC School of Social Work to University, field of social work, and larger community.

Additional Materials

  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview (1-5/20-95).

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