Regents' Proceedings 86
The Regents of the University of Michigan acknowledge with profound sadness the death of Carol T. Mowbray, professor of social work and associate professor of psychology. Professor Mowbray died on August 23, 2005, at the age of 57.
A leading researcher on psychosocial rehabilitation, Professor Mowbray earned her B.S. degree (psychology and mathematics) and her M.S. degree (psychology) from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. degree in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1994 as associate professor of social work and was promoted to professor in 2000. From 1996 --2001, she was the associate dean for research at the School of Social Work, and from 2003 until her death, she was co-director of the school's Center for Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health.
Before joining the University of Michigan faculty, Professor Mowbray was an associate professor and director of the research office at the Wayne State University School of Social Work and a clinical professor of ecological/community psychology at Michigan State University. For nearly a decade earlier in her career, Professor Mowbray was the director of research and demonstration projects for the Bureau of Program Development and Quality Assurance at the Michigan Department of Mental Health. Prior to that, she held several positions as an evaluator for the Michigan Department of Mental Health.
Professor Mowbray was a prolific author, contributing more than 130 scientific articles, chapters, and books. The recipient of numerous awards, she was honored most recently as the 2005 recipient of the American Psychological Association's Harold Hildreth Award, given annually to a senior professional whose career and accomplishments embody the highest principles of public service. The U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association also recently honored her by renaming its Early Career Research Award the Carol T. Mowbray Award.
As we mourn the loss of this distinguished researcher, colleague, teacher, and mentor, our condolences go to her children, Orion and Nickolas Mowbray.