Alex J. Norman, DSW

Alex J. Norman, DSW
Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research

Author:  Civic Engagement in Action: A Public/Private Partnership

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT/TRANSFORMATION CONSULTANT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

            Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare, (July 1991).

            Associate Professor of Community Organization Planning, (July1979).

            Acting Associate Professor of Community Organization Planning, (July 1975-June 1979).

            Lecturer in Social Welfare, (October 1969-June 1974).

Los Angeles Center for Social Research.

              Associate Director, (August 1973-January 1975).

University of California Extension, Los Angeles.

            Director, Departments of Urban Affairs and Social Welfare, (September 1969-July 1973).

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Los Angeles Area Office.

            Supervisor of Investigations, (August 1967-September 1969)

ASTD Community Affairs Program of Los Angeles.

            Staff Development Administrator, (June 1966-July 1967).

Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles.

            Training Director, (April 1964-June 1966)

Veterans Administration Domiciliary-Los Angeles.

            Clinical Social Worker, (April 1963-April 1964).

Special Service for Groups, Los Angeles.

            Social Work Specialist, (September 1960-April 1963).

Butler Street Y.M.C.A. of Atlanta, Georgia.

            Director of Extension Programs, (June 1959-July 1960)

Current Position.

            Independent Consultant/Facilitator/Researcher:  Organizational Behavior, Strategic Planning, Co-Founder ReThinking Greater Long Beach.

CONSULTANT EXPERIENCE

(Partial Client List)

Organization Development and Training: Los Angeles County Departments of Community and Senior Citizens Services, Children and Family Services, Probation and Chief Administrative Office; Hughes Electronics Corporation and Research Laboratories; TRW Information Systems Division; Southern California Metropolitan Water District; Riverside County Department of Social Services.

Management and Staff Development: Kaiser-Permanente Hospital; PORTALS House; Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled (Los Angeles and Valley Mountain); Youth Intervention Project

Strategic and Futures Planning: People Coordinated Services; Michigan Black United Fund; TRW Information Systems Division; Child Welfare League of North America; Community Counseling Services; Los Angeles County Departments of Community and Senior Citizens Services and Human Relations Commission; National League of Cities; Familian Corporation; City of Long Beach; CSULB Department of Social Work.

Board Development and Training: People Coordinated Services; Valley Mountain Regional Center; Child Welfare League of North America; Michigan Black United Fund; Maple Center of Beverly Hills; Inglewood Unified School District; Palm Springs Unified School District; Youth Intervention Project.

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles:

Doctor of Social Welfare (D.S.W.)

Atlanta University:

Master of Social Work (M.S.W., Honors)

Morris Brown College:

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Business Administration, Cum laude).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society for Training and Development

Organization Development Network

HONORS and AWARDS

Marquis' Who's Who in the West

Honorary Who's Who in America

Who's Who Among Black Americans

Sylvia Leventhal Community Service Award

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

Visiting Lecturer in Management and Public Administration, University of Judaism: Los Angeles, CA (Fall/Winter, 1981-82).

Visiting Professor of Management and Planning, Institute for Managing Nonprofit Organizations-Springfield College: Springfield, MA (Summers 1983-87).

Research Scholar in Industrial Social Work, University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA (Fall 1988).

Research Scholar in Community/Economic Development, Centre For Applied Social Studies-University College, Swansea, Wales (Winter/Spring 1989).

Harkness Research Fellow in Community/Economic Development, School For Advanced Urban Studies-University of Bristol, Bristol, England (Fall 1992).

Research Scholar in Community/Economic Development, Faculty of the Built Environment-University of the West of England, Bristol, England (Fall 1996).

Visiting Professor in Community/Economic Development, Faculty of the Built Environment-University of the West of England, Bristol, England (Fall 2002).

RESEARCH/EVALUATION STUDIES

Multicultural Coalitions and Community Change in California, California Endowment (1998).

The Strain of Change: Voices of Los Angeles’ Police Officers , National Institute of Justice (1994-2000).

To Protect, and To Serve…and To Listen:  Adding a new dimension to Los Angeles Policing, National Institute of Justice (1996-2002).

“Police/Community Consultative Process in England: London and Bristol as Comparative Case Studies” (1996).

“Public Safety and Academic Performance in Long Beach Unified School District: A Longitudinal Study. (In Process).

Long Beach Community Integrated Database, ReThinking Greater Long Beach (In Process).

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