Mizanur R. Miah
Phone: (618) 453-2686/453-2243
Presently, Dr. Miah is the Director of the School of Social Work at SIUC. He also served as a Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for a second three-year term from July 2008-June 2011. He was Associate Director of the SIUC SSW from 1994-2000 and also served as Graduate Program Director from 1989-1996, 1999-2000, and 2001-2002. He was Acting Director of the School from 1993-1994. Dr. Miah is a former Chairperson and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and an ex-fellow of the Population Council and an alumnus of the East-West Center Population Institute. Dr. Miah was an Executive Committee member and Co-Chair of the Evaluation Committee of the HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (PCPG) of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 1996-2000. He was also a Board member of the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development at SIUC from 1989-2010. Currently, he is a Board member of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD). Dr. Miah is an Honorary Professor (and life member) of the Moscow State Academy for Technological and Human Services (MSATHS), Moscow, Russian Federation. He was a certified site visitor of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation for the M.S.W. and B.S.W. programs from 1994-2004. Dr. Miah served as the Chairperson for the Academic Affairs Committee in the College of Education from 1998-1999, and he has been serving as the Elderhostel Program Director for Oaxaca, Mexico, since 1993. Currently he is serving on the National Association of Deans & Directors of Schools of Social Work International Task Force and Child Welfare Task Force. He was also the Co-chair of Illinois Association of Deans and Directors (IADD) for a two year term, from 2008 to 2010. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and a member of the Rotary Action Group for Microcredit (RAGM). Dr. Miah has recently been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Bangladesh (Jan-June, 2012).
Education - B.A. (Honors), Sociology, Dhaka University; M.A., Sociology, Dhaka University; M.P.H., Health Education, University of California at Berkeley; M.S.W., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Teaching areas - Research Methodology, Evaluation Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, International and Multi-cultural Social Work, and Child Welfare Policy.
Research interests - HIV/AIDS, rural health, fertility and infant/child mortality, child/youth and family welfare, international social work practice and social development, social service issues for the Asian-Americans, poverty alleviation, microcredit, and social business.
REFEREED ARTICLES IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS, CHAPTERS IN BOOKS, BOOK REVIEWS, AND PROCEEDINGS
Soliman, H. H. & Miah, M. R. (2011). An educational empowerment practice model for social workers involved in the relief services for refugee populations. Social Development Issues, 33 (2), 74-87.
Evens, W., Malkin, M.. J., Miah, M. R., Nikolov, I, Welshimre, K., Tebb, S. Tracy, P.D. & Tracy, M.B. (2003). Russian-American Summer University: An Evolving Coalition. In L,M, Healy, Y. Asamoah, & M.C. Hokenstad (eds.), Models of International Collaboration in Social Work Education (pp. 125-132). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.
Miah, M. R., & Tracy, M. B. (2001). The Institutional Approach to Social Development. Social Development Issues, 23 (1), 58-64.
Bratton, L., Raske, M., Evens, W. & Miah, M.(1999). The Legal Aid Crisis and Social Work: A Critical Analysis Using Role Theory. Journal of Applied Social Science, 23 (2), 3-11.
Soliman, Hussein H. & Mizanur R. Miah. (1998). A Cross-cultural Study of Social Work Students' Attitudes Toward AIDS Policy: Implications for Social Work Education. International Social Work, (41), 39-52.
Miah, Mizanur R. & Dean R. Kahler. (1997). Asian-American Elderly: A Review of Quality of Life and Social Service Needs.Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, XXIV: 79-89.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman & Olivero, J. Michael. (1995). Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Related to AIDS among Prisoners: Implications for Social Work Practice. Human Services in the Rural Environment, Winter 18 (3), 24-27.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman and Newcomb, Paul R. (1995). Outcome Measures in Social Work Education in the United States: A National Survey. International Social Work, (38), 79-86.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman and Ray, J.J. (1994). Critical Issues in Social Work Practice with AIDS patients. International Social Work, (37), 75-82.
Durham, Judith A. & Miah, Mizanur R. (1993). Social Work Practice in a Rural Health Care Setting: Farm Families. Human Services in the Rural Environment, Fall 17 (2), 9-13.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1993). Factors Influencing Infant/Child Mortality in Bangladesh: Implications for Family Planning programs and Policies. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 23, Number 2 (Autumn), 21-34.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1993). Determinants of High Fertility in Bangladesh: Their Implications for Social Development.International Review of Modern Sociology, 23, Number 1 (Spring), 75-89.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1993). The Reciprocal Relationship Between Infant/Child Mortality and Fertility in Bangladesh: A Two-Stage Least Squares Analysis. Social Development Issues, 15 (1), 50-62.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman and Ahmed F. H. Chaudhury. (1993). AIDS: An Emerging Crisis to Human Health. Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 16, 133-147.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1992). The Cultural-Structural Contexts of High Fertility in Bangladesh: A Sociological Analysis.International Review of Modern Sociology, 22 (Spring): 99-110.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman and Ainon Nahar Mizan. (1992). Labor Force Participation and Fertility: A Study of Married Women in Bangladesh. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 22, Number 2 (Autumn): 69-82.
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman, Zakir Hossain & Ahmed F.H. Chaudhury. (1992). Development and Ethnocide of Tribal Populations in Asia: A Case Study of Tribal Minorities in Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. The Eastern Anthropologist, 45. (3), 193-204.
Lantz, H. and M. Mizan Miah. (1984). Appraisal Sheets of W.P.A. Interviews of Ex-Slaves: A New Source of Data", International Review of Modern Sociology, 14 (Autumn): 245-253.
Ali, A.F. Imam & Mizanur R. Miah (2006). Samajchinta O Samajtattik Motobad (Social Thought and Sociological Theories).Dhaka, Bangladesh: Novel Publishing House
Miah, M. R. (2008). Social Development. In Terry Mizrahi & Larry E. Davis (Editors-in-chief), Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th Edition, Vol. 1, A-C, (pp.38-41). Washington, DC: NASW Press and Oxford University Press.
Miah, M. R. (2003). Empowerment Zone, Microenterprise, and Asset Building. In R. A. English (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Social Work, 19th Edition, 2003 Supplement (pp. 38-47). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers.
Miah, M. R. (2004). Controversial Issues in Social Policy (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003. Edited by Howard Jacob Karger, James Midgley and C. Brene Brown. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 31 (1), 224-227.
Miah, M. R. (2001). Social Security for the Excluded Majority. Geneva: International Labour Office, 1999. Edited by Van-Ginneken, Wouter. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 28 (1), 163-165.
Tracy, Martin B. & Mizanur R. Miah (Eds.). (1997). A National Child Welfare Challenge: Creating Partnerships to Strengthen Families and Children. SIUC Printing and Duplicating: Carbondale, IL
Tracy, Martin B., Mizanur R. Miah & Darren M. Crauthers. (1997). Lower Mississippi Delta Child Welfare Training and Collaboration Initiative: The Sixteen Competencies 154-156, in Martin B. Tracy and Mizanur R. Miah (Eds.). A National Child Welfare Challenge: Creating Partnerships to Strengthen Families and Children.
N.I.Khan, S. J. Haider and M. Mizanur Rahman Miah. (1973). Recruitment of Field-level Family Planning Workers: Suggested Policies and Methods. In the Proceedings of Family Planning Seminar in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Ministry of Health and Family Planning, 643-669.
SPECIAL RESEARCH REPORTS AND MONOGRAPHS
Miah, M. R (2006). Second Annual Evaluation Report on the Certified Education Program (CEP) in Social Work. Sponsored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Carbondale, IL: School of Social Work, SIUC.
Miah, M. R (2005). An Evaluation Report on the Certified Education Program (CEP) in Social Work. Sponsored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Carbondale, IL: School of Social Work, SIUC.
Miah, Mizanur R., Martin B. Tracy, Siddig Faegir & Kevin R. Schwarz (1999). A Survey of Social Service Agencies on Addictive Behavior Prevention, Treatment, and Research: Summary of Findings. School of Social Work, College of Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. (Mimeo).
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1993). An Evaluation Design to Determine Future Mental Health Needs in Jackson County, Illinois. A study conducted for the Jackson County (708) Mental Health Board. Carbondale, IL: School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University. (Mimeo)
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1987). An Evaluation of the Training Program: The Alzheimer's Disease Afflicted: Understanding the Disease and the Residents. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Department of Public Aid. (Cited in ERIC, Accession No. ED 307565).
Mary Davidson, M. Mizanur Rahman Miah, & Foster Brown. (1987). Survey of Field Resources: Social Work Field Instruction Resources in Southern Illinois. Carbondale: School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University.
Chowdhury, R.I., M. Mizanur Rahman Miah, & M. Hossain, A.F.H. Chowdhury, & A.H.G. Quddus. (1979). Tribal Leadership and Political Integration: A Study of Chakma and Mong Tribes of Chittagong Hilltracts. Chittagong: University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Rahman, S., A. Ahmed & M. Mizanur Rahman Miah. (1977). WhoWants to Lead Our Cities: A Sociological Study of Chittagong Municipal Election, 1977. Chittagong: Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Hossain, Z., A. Ahmed, & M. Mizanur Rahman Miah. (1977). Attitudes of Villagers Towards Modernization: A Case Study of Mariamnagar. Chittagong: Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman, & M. Hossain, A.F.H. Chowdhury, & H. Chowdhury. (1975). What University Students Think: A Profile of Chittagong University Students. Chittagong: University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Duza, M. Badrud, M. Mizanur Rahman Miah, & R. Amin (1974). Dynamics of Family and Fertility: A Comparative Study of Low and High Parity Couples in Chittagong. Chittagong: University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman, & M. Hossain, A.F.H. Chowdhury, & H. Chowdhury. (1973). Modernizing Rural Bangladesh: An Experiment in Selected Chittagong Villages. Chittagong: Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong. (mimeo).
Miah, M. Mizanur Rahman. (1969). A Health Education Program on Head Start School Children. Berkeley, California: School of Public Health. (mimeo).
RESEARCH AND GRANTS
A. Grants Received:
Principal Investigator. "The Supervisor Training to Enhance Practice (STEP)", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2011-2012: $243,175.
Principal Investigator. "Integrated Assessment Program", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2004-2005: $2,926,173.00; 2005-2006: $4,800,000.00; 2006-2007: $5,200,000.00; 2007-2008: 5, 200,000.00; 2008-2009: 4,800,000.00; 2009-2010: 4,800,000.00, 2010-2011: 5,200,000.00, 2011-2012: 5,200,000.00.
Principal Investigator. "IDCFS-Child Welfare Foster and Adoptive Parent Training", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2008-09: $554,389.00; 2009-2010: 800,000.00; 2010-2011: 903,000.00, 2011-2012: 109,838.00.
Principal Investigator. "Educational Partnership Training Program", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2001-2002: $589,000; 2003-2004: $554,000.
Co-P.I. "Educational Partnership Training Program", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1998-99:$349,000; 1999-2000:$500,000; 2000-2001: $500,000.
Project Director, "An Assessment of Legal Service Needs of Low-Income Residents of Southern Illinois", Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Inc. 1996: $15,000; 2000: $20,000.
Project Director, "Title IV-E Stipend Programs for the Child Welfare Competency-Based Curriculum in Social Work for the Lower Mississippi Delta Region", sponsored by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1993-94, $187,000; 1994-95, $365,000; 1995-96, $183,000
Project Director, "The Lower Mississippi Delta Competency-Based Child Welfare Training and Demonstration Grant", U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau. 1993-94, $10,000; 1994-95, $150,000; 1995-96, $95,000; 1996-97, $40,000.