Bruce D. Friedman, Ph.D., ACSW is an Associate Professor with Social Work Program at the University of Texas ï¿½ Pan American. Friedman received his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University ï¿½ Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and his MSW from Washington University ï¿½ George Warren Brown School of Social Work. He is also a certified social work manager and president of the National Network of Social Work Managers (NNSWM). Dr. Friedman has done qualitative research that identifies what homeless shelters do to address the problems of people who are homeless. His theoretical perspective is ecological systems. He is a co-author of SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY and is the author of NO PLACE LIKE HOME: A STUDY OF TWO HOMELESS SHELTERS as well as numerous articles in the area of social work practice, spirituality, homelessness, substance abuse and retention. Dr. Friedman also publishes another book with Brooks/Cole, ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE COOKBOOK: RECIPES FOR SOCIAL WORKERS.