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David W. Rothwell, Assistant Professor



I am an Assistant Professor of Social Work at McGill University. My research interests include poverty and economic inequality and with a specialization in social developmental and asset-based interventions. I earned my doctorate in social welfare from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and MSW from Tulane University. Before academia, I worked as a social worker in adult mental health (Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans) and community-based economic development (Hawai'i).

I am currently accepting graduate students interested in studying poverty, homelessness, and social welfare policy.


For CV, description of active research projects, publications and papers see the Social Development Research Group.

Publications on Google Scholar here.

Courses Offered

SWRK 643

3 credits
Research Methods 2.

Social Work: Quantitative methods used in social work, including data collection and analysis, critical appraisal of existing research, and proposal writing. Descriptive and explanatory designs, covering quantitative methods used in experimental studies, surveys, and in analyzing administrative data.

Offered by: Social Work

  • Prerequisite: SWRK 653.
  • Restriction: Limited to M.S.W. students.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • David W Rothwell, Nicolas Trocmé

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