Joseph M. Wronka
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., 1992
  • Master of Arts, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1970

Selected Works

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

  • Joseph Wronka, PhD, professor of social work, completed the instructor’s manual for his book, Human Rights and Social Justice: Social Action and Service for the Helping and Health Professions (Sage 2017), in November 2016. Wronka also published “Sharing my story: Representing social work at the United Nations” in Journal of Human Rights and Social Work in March 2016.
  • Joseph Wronka, PhD, professor of social work, presented the keynote address “Implementing human rights” at the western Massachusetts chapter of the Amnesty International meeting in December 2016. The event was held to commemorate Human Rights Day, held annually on Dec. 10. Wronka also gave the keynote address “Implementing the human rights triptych: Implications for public health” at the international conference on “The Integration of Human Rights Based Approaches into Health Care Practices” in Mangalore, India, in March 2017. The keynote was delivered via Skype as part of a video presentation, and was followed by a question-and-answer session.
  • Joseph Wronka, PhD, professor of social work, recently interviewed several guests for his human rights show “Creating a Human Rights Culture.” Guests included David Gil, author of Violence Against Children and Unravelling Social Policy; Noam Chomsky, noted linguist, philosopher, and policy analyst, and social activist; and Leon Siu, minister of foreign affairs for the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands and recent Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Wronka’s show is televised by

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