Hussein Soliman | Social Work | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Hussein Soliman

Professor and Alber Humanitarian Umm AlQura Professor

Hussein Soliman


Phone: (618) 453-5358

Dr. Soliman was previously employed as a Social Work faculty member at Widener University, Pennsylvania. He served as a consultant and Visiting Professor for the National Foundation for Drug Prevention in Cairo, Egypt, and the Department of Social Work at the United Arab Emirates University. He is the Co-chair of the Disaster and Traumatic Stress Symposium at CSWE. Currently, Dr. Soliman serves as the academic advisor for the social work education program in collaboration between SIUC and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Education -B.S.W., University of Helwan, Cairo, Egypt, 1972. M.S.W., University of Southern Mississippi, 1987. Ph.D. Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1993.


A) Books and Chapters:

Mukherjee, D. & Soliman, H. (2011). A Social network approach to disaster planning: Implication to mitigation and response. In R. L.Ersing & K. A. Kost,  (Eds), Surviving Disasters: The Role of Social Networks. Chicago: Lyceum Books.

Soliman, H.  (2010) Ethical considerations in disasters: A Social work framework (pp. 223-240). In K. Danso & D. Gillespie, (Eds), Disaster Concepts and Issues: A Guide for Social Work Education and Practice. CSWE Publications.

Soliman, H.  (2007).  Practice Evaluation in Social Work. ( A working book In Arabic)    prepared and printed by the UNRWA  for the Certified Education Program (SIUC & UNRWA).

Soliman, H.  (2007).  Social Welfare Policy. ( A working book in Arabic) prepared and   printed by the UNRWA  for the Certified Education Program (SIUC & UNRWA).

Soliman, H.  (2006).  Social Work Research. ( A working book in Arabic) prepared and printed by the UNRWA  for the Certified Education Program (SIUC & UNRWA)

Soliman,H.(2005). Human Behavior and the Social Environment. The University Institution for Research, Publication, and Distribution (UIRPD), Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).

Soliman, H., Albahar, M., Abdel-Megied, H. (2005). Generalist Social Work Practice with Mezzo and Macro Levels: Groups, Organizations and Communities.UIRPD, Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).

Soliman, H., Abdel-Megied, H., & Albahar, M. (2004). Generalist Social Work Practice with Micro Level: Individuals and Families. UIRPD, Beirut, Lebanon (In Arabic).

Soliman, H., & Silver, P. (2004). Social Work Intervention in Disaster and Traumatic Stress Events: An Emerging Practice Arena. (Editors of a theme issue), Journal or Social Service Research, 30(2).

Soliman, H. (2000). Generalist social work practice with survivors of natural disasters. In J. Poulin, Collaborative Social Work: Strengths Based Generalist Practice (pp. 415-435). Itasca, IL, F.E. Peacock Publishers.

Soliman, H. (1996). Community responses to chronic technological disaster: the case of the Pigeon river. In C.L. Streeter & S.A. Murty. (Eds.) Research on Social Work and Disasters (pp.89-107). New York: Haworth.

B) Articles:

Soliman, H., & Cable, S. (2011). Sinking under the weight of corruption: New liberal reform, political, accountability and justice.
Current Sociology, 59(6) 736-753.

Soliman, H., & Abd Almotagly, M. (2011). Psychosocial profile of people with AIDS and their caregivers in Egypt. Psychological Reports, 108(3): 883-892.

Soliman, H. & Miah, M.  (2011).   Evaluation of an Empowerment Education Program for Social Workers involved in the relief services for refugee populations. Social Development Issues, 33(2) 74-87.

Soliman, H., & Gillespie, D. (2011).  A test of stress theory: Relief workers in refugee camps. Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 35(4) 789-800.

Soliman, H., & Abd Elmegied, H.  (2010). The challenges of modernization of social work education in developing countries: The
Case of Egypt, International Social Work, 53(1): 101-114.

Soliman, H. (2005). Rural families’ response to chronic environmental disasters: The Case of the Pigeon River. Journal Rural Social Work and Community Practice.

Soliman, H. (2005). An organizational and culturally sensitive approach to managing air traffic: The Gulf Air incident.International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 23(2), 75-95.

Soliman, H. (2004). A proactive solution to the drug problem in Egypt: An evaluation of a drug training program. Social Development Issues, 26(1), 93-107.

Knauss, L., Kramer, L., Linn, M., Sliver, P., Soliman, H., & Wellmon, R. (2003). Preparing Students in Human Service Professions for Interdisciplinary Practice. Human Service Education, 23(1), 87-96.

Abdel-Khalek, A. & Soliman, H. (2002). Sex differences in symptoms of depression among American children and adolescents.Psychological Report, 90(1), 185-189.

Thomas, N. & Soliman, H. (2002).Preventable tragedies: Heat disaster and the elderly. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 38(4), 53-66.

Soliman, H. & Rogge, M. (2002). Ethical consideration in disaster relief services: A social work perspective. Electronic Social Work Journal, 1(1), 1-10.

Soliman, H., Rasquinha, S., Burkett, A. & Lingle, S. (2001). Counselors’ satisfaction with disaster training: The development of an index. Journal of Social Service Research, 27(4) 61-78.

Abdel-Khalek, A. & Soliman, H. (1999). A cross-cultural evaluation of depression in children in Egypt, Kuwait, and the United States. Psychological Report, 85, 973-980.

Soliman, H. (1999). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: treatment outcomes for a Kuwaiti child. International Social Work Journal, 42, (2), 163-175.

Poulin, J. & Soliman, H. (1999). Disaster outreach services provision: The development of an index. Journal of Social Service Research, 25(4), 77-92.

Soliman, H. (1998). Environmental Crisis in a Third World Country: Policy Analysis of the Egyptian Experience. Social Development Issues, 20(2), 53-66.

Soliman, H., Lingle, S., & Raymond, A. (1998). Perceptions of indigenous workers following participation in a disaster relief project. Community Mental Health Journal, 34(6), 557-568.

Soliman, H., & Miah, M. (1998). A cross-cultural study of social work students’ attitudes toward AIDS policy: Implications for social work education. International Social Work Journal, 41(1), 39-52.

Soliman, H., & Poulin, J. (1997). Client satisfaction with outreach services: The development of an index. Journal of Social Service Research, 23(2), 55-76.

Soliman, H., Raymond, A., & Lingle, S. (1996). An evaluation of community mental health services following a massive natural disaster. Human Services in the Rural Environment, 20(1), 36-41.