Steven P. Schinke

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Steven Paul Schinke (9 May 1945 – 1 January 2019) was an American academic.

Steven Schinke was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, to parents Edward and Vera Schinke on 9 May 1945. He graduated from Elkhorn Area High School and joined the United States Air Force.[1] Upon his discharge from military service in 1967,[2] Schinke enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in social work, and a doctorate in social welfare.[3] Schinke began teaching at the University of Washington in 1975, and left for Columbia University in 1986, for an appointment as D'Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor of Social Work.[3][2] While teaching at Columbia in the 1980s, Schinke also attended the Columbia Business School for a master's in business administration. He established a startup company and a non-profit organization.[3] In 2011, Schinke was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.[4] He died of pulmonary fibrosis on 1 January 2019, in Roxbury, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Remembering Steven Schinke". Columbia School of Social Work. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Steven Paul Schinke (CV)" (PDF). Columbia University. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Former UW social work professor and distinguished scholar Steven P. Schinke dies". University of Washington School of Social Work. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Steven P. Schinke, PhD". American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Retrieved 14 January 2019.