Professor and Director
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 https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/john-graham/
Graham has held over $4 million in research funding, has published over 100 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 homelessness. His current interests concentrate on employee well being, and subjective well being (happiness) in and out of the workplace. 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.