IASWG 2021 Honoree

Each year the IASWG Board of Directors honors an individual (or individuals) whom over their lifetime have made substantial contributions to IASWG and global group work. This year the IASWG Board of Directors is pleased to honor Greg Tully as the 2021 IASWG Honoree.

Gregory Tully, PhD, MSW

Each year the International Association for Social Work with Groups honors a member who has made significant contributions to our organization. I am thrilled to announce this year’s IASWG honoree, Dr. Greg Tully. As most of you know, Greg was the President of IASWG from June 2012-November 2018. Indeed, he has made many significant contributions to IASWG and is a most deserving recipient of this honor.

Greg’s first experience with IASWG was as a presenter at the 2000 Symposium in Toronto. He then joined the board in 2004, as the representative from the Florida chapter. This led to his becoming the Chapters’ Liaison, Chair of the Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the 29th Annual Symposium in Jersey City, and then Vice President, President and now, Immediate Past President. Greg has continued his IASWG Board service as a current member of the Symposium and Nominations & Elections committees, as well as plays an integral role in the subcommittee currently developing IASWG Standard for Online Group Work.

Greg was well steeped in group work before joining IASWG. He completed his graduate degree in Social Work at Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work, where he studied with George Getzel, Roselle Kurland and Robert Salmon. His PhD was completed at New York University School of Social Work, where he established a wonderful symposium partnership for IASWG. He taught at Barry University School of Social Work, another hub of group work expertise. Currently, Greg is a Professor at West Chester University, where he teaches courses in social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities and social welfare policy. He also continues to teach at New York University. He has brought many of his students to IASWG symposia, as both volunteers and presenters.

Greg is the co-editor of Symposium Proceedings in 2012, 2019 and 2020. He also co-edited Passion for Group Work: An International Conversation. He has authored many articles and is on the editorial board of a number of journals.

Greg has been a frequent conference presenter and has been a passionate representative for IASWG at the annual meetings of the Council for Social Work Education. Greg has also travelled the globe making presentations for many IASWG chapters. He has also taught training courses for executives and managers of major world-wide corporations.

What stands out for many of us who know Greg are his deep commitment to IASWG, his heartfelt mentorship skills, his ability to welcome and orient others to the organization, his embracing the international growth of IASWG and his positive acceptance of everyone he meets. Congratulations Greg on this well-earned honor. Barb Muskat President, IASWG