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Playing an important role in a program that has gained a national reputation for quality, David Storm has retired as professor emeritus of social work after 15 years of service.
Mr. Storm joined the faculty at Central in 1985, bringing with him 12 years of college teaching experience and a diverse background in social service areas that helped him share real-world knowledge with his students. He was a former Head Start director and police detention and rehabilitation center coordinator in Wichita, Kan., and was an ad hoc consultant for the Community Development Institute in Kansas City.
While at Central, he taught courses dealing with topics such as Social Services for the Elderly, Child Welfare, Child Abuse, and Intervention with Communities and Organizations. He also served as director of the social work program before returning to full-time teaching in 1995. In that capacity, he led the largest social work program in the state, which was ranked in the top 15 percent of such programs nationally. In addition, Mr. Storm was instrumental in efforts to create the 2+2 program in social work, making it possible for students in the metropolitan area to earn a social work degree close to home.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and pursues post-graduate work at the University of Texas, Austin.