John J. Neuhauser, dean of the Carroll School of Management, said he believes Googins, who assumed the post on Jan. 1, will be able to build on a strong CCCR. At the same time, his background will help the center move in new directions and attract outside funding.
"Brad brings both skills and experience in policy-oriented work and family issues, and he has been very successful at obtaining external support for policy research in these areas," noted Neuhauser. "I expect that he will add this dimension to an already thriving center."
From 1974-76, Googins was a faculty member in the Graduate School of Social Work. His pioneering work on occupational alcoholism was instrumental in developing the University's Faculty Staff Assistance Program, among the first programs of its kind anywhere.
After leaving GSSW, Googins joined the faculty at BU's School of Social Work as an associate professor. He also served as a senior associate at CCCR.
"I am delighted to be back," Googins said. "What has been developed at the Center for Corporate Community Relations is a wonderful foundation of research to address the role of corporations in the community and in society.
"The center has developed an international reputation in executive training, which I want to continue. But I also would like to develop an agenda to address research and policy aspects on the community and corporate sides.
"I see a tremendous synergy with the Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships, as well as with several efforts in the Carroll School of Management. I'm looking forward to working with a number of people throughout the University."
Googins graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and sociology in 1967. Two years later, he earned a master of social work degree in the GSSW. He obtained his doctorate in social welfare from Brandeis University in 1978.
Googins replaces Edward Burke, who will continue his association with the center by researching and writing in the field of corporate community relations.
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