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David Androff

David Androff
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, College of Public Service and Community Solutions

School of Social Work
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N. Central Ave, Ste 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0689

David Androff, MSW, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University where he chairs the Policy, Administration, and Community Program and teaches classes in community practice, social policy, and global social welfare. He earned his Masters and PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Androff's interests center on building strong and sustainable communities through promoting human rights. His scholarship explores the connections between human rights and social work and has investigated Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, immigration policy, human trafficking. and refugee empowerment.

Dr. Androff is the author of Practicing Rights: Human Rights-based Approaches to Social Work Practice (2015, Routledge Press). Dr. Androff's scholarship was recognized with the 2011 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association of Community Organization and Social Administration. He is a founding member of the Council on Social Work Education's Committee on Human Rights.

PhD, Social Welfare, University of California-Berkeley, 2008

MSW, Community Mental Health, University of California-Berkeley, 2003

BA (with honors), Sociology, University of Virginia, 2001



Androff, D. 2016. Practicing Rights: Human Rights-Based Approaches to Social Work Practice. Routledge Press. New York,NY. ISBN: 978-0415709545.