Hull resident, Irwin Nesoff, is the author of the newly released college textbook, Human Service Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens, published by Routledge. The textbook, intended for both graduate and undergraduate students is designed to help them develop an in-depth foundation in social justice while honing practical skills to plan effective human service programs.
According to the publisher, the textbook utilizes “meaningful examples to demonstrate how social justice planning can be implemented, Human Service Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens is appropriate for students of social work as well as practitioners in human services, public administration and public health.”
“I am proud to author this book addressing topics that are all too often left out of the program planning process,” Nesoff stated. He continued, “including content on social justice is especially important today as students will face seemingly insurmountable issues in their future careers.”
The textbook is available online through many book sellers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, and through the publisher at www.routledge.com
The textbook is a result of Nesoff’s many years as a nonprofit executive, board member, program planner, and professor. He has planned and developed social service programs for seniors, youth, and families, beginning his career as a community organizer.
Nesoff was the founding chair of the Department of Leadership and Policy at Wheelock College where he was an Associate Professor of Leadership and Policy. While on faculty he developed the curriculum for the master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Prior to joining the Wheelock faculty, he was on the social work faculty at Kean University in New Jersey. He is a member of the Hull Planning Board and is currently a candidate for the Hull Select Board in the town election on May 16.