Eastern Michigan University

Ann Porter Rall

Assistant Professor

206E Marshall




Ph.D. in Social Work and Anthropology, University of Michigan

Dissertation: Trauma and the Politics of Exclusion: Social Work and “Post-war” Rwanda (2005)

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Howard University School of Social Work Field of practice: Displaced Populations; Concentration: Community Organization (1994)

Professional Summary

Research Interests:

  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • International Social Work
  • Anti-poverty Studies

Practice Experience:

  • Medical Case Manager working with people with HIV, Community Health Awareness Group, Detroit, MI
  • Case Manager working with cash assistance recipients, New Chances JET Program, Detroit, MI
  • Case Manager working with political refugees, Freedom House, Detroit, MI
  • Program design, Africare, Rwanda

Volunteer Activities:

  • Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroit, MI
  • People’s Water Board, Detroit, MI
  • Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Trainers’ Network, Washington, D.C.

Representative Courses Taught

SW 200: Human Diversity & Social Justice
SW 507: Human Behavior in Social Environment I: Individuals and Families
SW 521: Policy Analysis & Change
SW 643: SWFS: Families in the Social Environment

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Additional Information

The School of Social Work is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 304 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077