John Graham


Social Work
Other Titles: Director
Phone: 250-807-8738
Supervision: I am currently accepting graduate supervision requests


John Graham, Ph.D. RSW, is Professor of Social Work and Director of the School. Prior to coming to UBC, he was Director of the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, and before that at The University of Calgary where he had served as Murray Fraser Professor of Community Economic Development, and successively as MSW International Concentration Program Coordinator and PhD Program Coordinator. Further details are at

Graham has held over $7 million in research funding, has published over 120 journal articles, 51 book chapters, and is completing his tenth book. He has published on international development (with a particular focus on Bedouin-Arab communities in the Middle East),  social policy, diversity and social work, spirituality and social work, multicultural social work, and employee well being/ subjective well being (happiness) in and out of the workplace. He is currently working on homelessness reduction research, in relation to the Journey Home initiative, Kelowna, British Columbia. His writing was recognized among the top 50 most frequently cited for his discipline in the English speaking world, 2000-2009. A longstanding mentor to junior faculty and to graduate students, Graham has sat on over 100 graduate student committees at the masters and doctoral levels, and in 2014 received a teaching award for graduate student mentoring.


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