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Member Spotlight: Corey S. Shdaimah

Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World

Corey S Shdaimah

TAA Member Corey S. Shdaimah is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and an academic author in the social work and policy implementation writing disciplines. Her latest publication is Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World.

She is currently working on two books: Research Handbook on Law, Movements, and Social Change with co-editors Steven Boutcher and Michael Yarbrough (forthcoming, Edward Elgar) and The Compassionate Court: Support, Surveillance, and Survival in Two Court-Affiliated Prostitution Diversion Programs, with co-author Shelly Wiechelt (forthcoming, Temple University Press).

Share a recent accomplishment.

I’m excited to start work on a grant funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study home-based child care providers in Virginia. This is a collaboration with Elizabeth Palley and Bwekia Steen and our partners at the Virginia Department of Eduction.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

My favorite part of writing our policy textbook was working with co-authors Shannon Lane and Elizabeth Palley. Our areas of expertise and different writing strengths and styles were complementary, and we challenged and supported each other.

What is your best TAA experience so far?

I am new to TAA and am looking forward to learning from the experiences of other textbook authors.