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Margaret Adamek

  • Ph.D., MSW
  • Director of Ph.D. Program/ Professor
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Dr. Margaret Adamek is the Director of the PhD Program at the Indiana University School of Social Work and Editor of the first open access online social work journal, Advances in Social Work. Dr. Adamek was a Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia in 2012-2013 and serves as a Visiting Professor at Addis Ababa University and the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. She is a founding board member of the Indiana Chapter of the Fulbright Association.



Emphasis/Major: Gerontology
1989 - Case Western Reserve University

Dissertation: Perceived Helpfulness of Cash Assistance as a Means of Supporting Informal Caregivers

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Emphasis/Major: Aging & Health
1986 - Case Western Reserve University


Emphasis/Major: Gerontology
1983 - Washington University


Emphasis/Major: Social Work
1982 - University of Dayton

Research Interests

Global aging, aging in sub-Saharan Africa, Teaching scholarly writing

Teaching Interests

Scholarly writing, Doctoral Seminar, Aging

Awards and Honors

  • 2021 Jim Hall Mentoring Award
    2021 - IUSSW PhD students
  • Most Valuable Professor (MVP) Award
    2015 - IUSSW PhD students