Rich Furman

Dr. Furman travels to Nicaragua to identify key variables for facilitating the development of students’ professional identity. As students participate in social work activities, Dr. Furman conducts interviews with them to ascertain what they learned about their identity. In addition, he analyzes available literature on models for facilitating student growth in international educational experiences and consults colleagues about teaching methods and resources for helping students develop their identity. Based on his research, Dr. Furman creates a resource manual of teaching exercises and shares his findings through colloquia and journal articles.