Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work
Location: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Herman Curiel, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Social Work.
With more than 50 years or professional experience, Dr. Curiel has been recognized as a professor emeritus of the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work since 2014, having been a professor since 2008. Prior to obtaining this role, he was an associate professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma from 1981 to 2008 and served as an assistant professor of social work at the University of Houston from 1972 to 1981. From 1967 to 1972, he was a program developer for the Harris County Mental Health Center, and from 1966 to 1967, he was a counseling supervisor with Harris County Community Action. Earlier in his career, he garnered experience as a family counselor for the Family Service Center from 1962 to 1966.
Dr. Curiel first pursued an education with Del Mar College, where he obtained an Associate of Arts in 1956. He then joined St. Mary’s University, completing a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He continued his studies with Our Lady of the Lake University, receiving a Master of Social Work in 1962. He concluded his studies with Texas A&M University, earning a PhD in 1979. He is licensed as a social worker by the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Curiel has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Oklahoma Hispanic Professors Association, and Oklahoma Hispanics in Higher Education. A member of the board of directors of Care Point, Inc., Consortium of AIDS Resources and Education, he has served on the advisory boards of Foster Care and Adoptions, the Urban League of the Greater Oklahoma City Area, and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce board on cultural diversity.
Throughout his career, Dr. Curiel has been recognized for his contributions. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, who also named him a Pioneer and inducted him into their Hall of Honor. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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