Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Vice Chancellor for Research in the Social Sciences Lawrence (Lonnie) Berger was listed as one of the top 100 global contributors to social work journal scholarship — 15th in fact. The listing comes from a study “Who are the Top 100 Contributors to Social Work Journal Scholarship? A Global Study on Career Impact in the Profession” published in Research on Social Work Practice.
According to the authors, “social work is home to some of the world’s leading scientists” and this work may be the first to provide an “empirical picture” of leading social work scholars.
Dr. Berger’s research focuses on the ways in which economic resources, sociodemographic characteristics, and public policies affect parental behaviors and child and family wellbeing. He is a former Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison.