Posted by Wes Brooks on Aug 21, 2017


Michael Forster, PhD, LCSW is professor of social work and dean emeritus of the College of Health at the University of Southern Mississippi.  Before joining the USM faculty in 1994, he served for fourteen years as a direct service social worker, supervisor and administrator in Chicago child welfare organizations.  Forster is co-founder of the Family Network Partnership, a community-based agency affiliated with the School of Social Work providing services to disadvantaged youth and families on the low-income east side of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and is author or co-author of more than fifty academic publications.  In addition, he is a novice social dancer, and serves on the board of directors of the non-profit USA Dance Hattiesburg chapter.