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Steven Eidelman

EidelmanSteven M. Eidelman, MSW, MBA

H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership 
Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Professor of Public Administration
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy


Office: 111 Alison Hall, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-8536 or 831-2574; Email:

Courses taught:
HDFS 402: Child and Family Policy
HDFS 667-12: Leadership for the Vulnerable Population
HDFS 880: Families, Disabilities, Institutions

Policy and practice for people with intellectual and developmental in community-based settings.  Services for this population have a federal root and are implemented by state government in conjunction with primarily private not for profit organizations.  Focus on leadership and leadership development, transformation of community services from congregate to individually designed and controlled models.

Research and Interests:
Supports to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, development of leadership in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field and research on international policy and practice particularly in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Professional and Community Service:

Prof. Steve Eidelman is President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, July 2008-July, 2009 Board of Directors, The Arc Link, Inc. He is returning to the Board of Directors, Mental Health Initiative, Open Society Institute, Budapest and London. In addition, he has been an Expert Witness – Federal Court Case – Ligas v. Milram, Illinois and provided Expert Opinion for Birchut, Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Ismael.

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