Study Ranks Wurzweiler in Top Ten of US Colleges Publishing Scholarly Work

Dr. Richard Caputo is among Wurzweiler's most prolific professors.

Jul 13, 2007 — A recent study shows that professors at Wurzweiler School of Social Work are in the top ten of American colleges and universities in the number of scholarly works published between 1999 and 2003.

Six major peer-reviewed social work journals were examined for the study. Each author from a social work school whose name appears on an article in these journals was counted individually toward the total number of citations credited to that institution. Yeshiva ranked eighth out of 137 institutions in total number of faculty citations, ahead of such institutions as Boston University and Fordham University. The study was conducted by Jan Ligon at Georgia State University, D. Lynn Jackson at University of North Texas, and Bruce Thyer at Florida State University, and appears in the Journal of Social Service Research.

In a second study in the Journal of Social Work Education measuring scholarly publications, Yeshiva ranked 24th in a select group of institutions with social work programs, up from its previous ranking of 41. This study drew on articles cited in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) from 2000 to 2004.

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