Social Welfare Professor Yeheskel "Zeke" Hasenfeld was recently selected by the Society for Social Work and Research to be the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Career and Achievement Award. The award recognizes Professor Hasenfeld's social work over the years, his level of innovation and research, and impact towards those in the field.
Dr. Hasenfeld's research focuses on the dynamic relations between social welfare policies, the organizations that implement these policies and the people who use their services. The study of these relations enables policy makers and practitioners to understand how social welfare policies and services are actually delivered by workers and experienced by clients, and the resulting impact the policies have on the well-being of their recipients. His current research focuses on the role of non-profit organizations in the provision of social services. He has recently completed an analysis of the impact of welfare reform.