Professor Ruth Fangmeier was the associate director of the Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging in New York before coming to Carthage. Additionally, she served as a research associate for the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services as well as for the United Nations Development Programme in New York. She spent five years as an adjunct assistant professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work.
Since 1987, she has presented at nearly 80 social work conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. Her documentary film on age-related vision loss, The World Through Their Eyes, has won critical praise and numerous awards, including accolades at the British Medical Association Film and Video Festival, The CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and the U.S. International Film and Video Festival. Prof. Fangmeier has authored seven books and currently is a consulting editor of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
Prof. Fangmeier has a D.S.W. in social welfare from Columbia University School of Social Work, an M.S.W. from Catholic University of America, and a B.S. in secondary education from Bowling Green State University. She joined the Carthage faculty in 1997.
"My favorite professor?
Ruth! She keeps class fun and exciting, and she really engage students with questions that provoke discussions between classmates." — Louis Dimock, '13
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