Social work’s Williford named associate editor for JSSWR

Anne Williford

Anne Williford, associate professor and director of the Ph.D. program in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work, has been named an associate editor for the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR), a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to presenting innovative original research on social problems, intervention programs, and policies.

In accepting this position, Williford joins an editorial board comprised of 15 scholars representing leading educational institutions in the U.S. Their charge is to make a significant impact in advancing the field of social work through rigorous research that promotes effective practices and social policies.

“What stands out for me about this accomplishment is the emphasis placed by the journal on publishing findings on the effectiveness of social and health services,” said School of Social Work Director Audrey Shillington. “It’s a testament to the quality of Anne’s own research and scholarship that aims to promote positive behavioral health outcomes for children and adolescents.”

“JSSWR is a highly accessible and innovative journal with an array of perspectives, research approaches, and types of analyses to advance knowledge useful for designing social programs, developing innovative public policies, and improving social work practice,” said Williford. “Being named an associate editor is a true honor.”

The School of Social Work is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.