Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey to speak at SC State on African American aging in the rural south

Monday, February 25, 2008

Social work educator and esteemed scholar, Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey will lecture at SC State on Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Barbara Vaughn Fine Arts Recital Hall. There is no cost to attend the event, and the community is invited. Calton-LaNey’s topic is “African American Aging in the Rural South: Stories That Have Implications for Practice.”

Throughout her distinguished career, Carlton-LaNey has focused on the plight and conditions of African Americans in the South — particularly women — by examining the historical, ethical, moral, and practical impact of social work, and its role and responsibility, on the primarily rural population of the region.

Carlton-LaNey is a professor at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her numerous publications include non-fiction, textbooks, articles, and research papers.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Carlton-LaNey speak at SC State,” said Dr. Christine Boone, interim associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of Social Work at SC State. “Not only does she serve as a role model for the students in social work department at SC State, but she brings to light the conditions that underscore the critical need for social work professional, Dr. Carlton-LaNey also serves as an inspiration,” Boone continued.

Carlton-LaNey received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago; completed her post-master’s program at Tulane University in New Orleans, and her terminal degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s School of Social Work and Community Planning.

Following the lecture, Carlton-LaNey will sign copies of her book African American Leadership: An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History.

For more information, contact Dr. Christine Boone, interim associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of Social Work, at (803) 536-8449.