Name: Ibrahim A. Ragab
Date of Birth: July 19th , 1937
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 164 Zaqazik, Egypt 44511
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Professor of Scial Policy and Planning. Formerly, Deputy Dean, School of Social Work, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
2004 - 2011 : Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
2000- 2004 : Professor, Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Arts, King Saud University , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1998 – 2000 : Professor, Faculty of Social Work, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
1995-1998 : Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1986-1995 :Professor & Chairman, Department of Social Work, Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1984-1986 : Associate Professor, Same Department.
1982-1984 : Deputy Dean, and Chairman of the Department of Community Organization, Faculty of Social Work, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
1982-1986 : Associate Professor, Helwan University.
1972-1981 : Assistant Professor, Helwan University.
1963-1972 : Teaching Assistant & Fieldwork Supervisor, Helwan University.
Part time Assignments:
1979-1980 : Research Associate, Human Services Design Lab., School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
1977-1978 : Teaching Assistant (Research Methodology), Master’s Program, School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
1975-1976 : Coordinator of the Urban Development Project, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Cairo Area Office.
1973-1975 : Community Worker, Urban Development Project, (UNICEF), Cairo Area Office.
Teaching & Research Interests:
Social Work; Social Policy & Social Planning; Social Development; Social Problems; Family & Youth , Aging , Community Organization ; Community Development; Social Research ; Islamization of Knowledge; Islamization of the Social Sciences; Philosophy of Science.
Participation in the design and implementation of a number of large-scale evaluations of social programs:
Books in Arabic :
Published Books: Social Research Methods; Islamic Perspectives on the Social Sciences; Community Development; Field Instruction in Social Work; Community Organization
Books Under Publication: Youth Problems; Family Conflict and Divorce
Articles in Arabic : Poverty Policies: A Critique; Youth Issues; Social Work Education; Trends In The Social Sciences; Social Work And Social Problems; Social Work And The Challenge Of Globalization; Research In The Field Of The Handicapped; Dealing With Psychosocial Problems: Islamic Perspectives.
Articles in English:
(1) “Sociological Background of the Islamic Economic System” Article in , Encyclopaedia of Islamic Economics, Khurshid Ahmad et al , eds. The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK.
(2) “On the Methodology of Islamizing the Social Sciences” Intellectual Discourse, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1999, p.p. 27-52.
(3) "Understanding Psychosocial Problems : An Islamic Perspective", Paper submitted to the International Seminar on Counseling and Psychotherapy in an Islamic Perspective , Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences, August 1997.
(4) “Creative Engagement of the ‘Modern' Social Sciences: A Significant Aspect of the Islamization Effort”, Intellectual Discourse , Vol. 5, No. 1, 1997, p.p. 35-49.
(5) “Social Development: Appraisal of Current Conceptualizations from an Islamic Perspective” Paper submitted to the International Islamic Forum on Science, Technology , and Human Resource Development, Jakarta, Indonesia 6-8 December 1996.
(6) “Towards a New Paradigm for Social Science Research”, Paper presented at the Fourth International Social Science Methodology Conference, International Sociological Association, at the University of Essex, Cholchester, UK, July 1996; Published in, Tafakkur (Sudan), 1,1, 1999.
(7) “On the Nature and Scope of the Islamization Process: Towards Conceptual Clarification”, Intellectual Discourse , Vol. 3, No. 2, 1995.
(8) “Social Work Education in the Middle East and Egypt”, Chapter 16, in Thomas D. Watts et al., eds. (1995) International Handbook on Social Work Education (Westport, Connecticut: Green-wood Publishers.
(9) “Islamic Perspectives on Theory Building in the Social Sciences”, in, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol. 10, No.1, Spring 1993. Also Reprinted in, Periodica Islamica, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1996.
(10) “Urgently Needed: Scientific Revolution in Social Work”, Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Washington D.C., July 1992.
(11) “How Can Social Work Really Take Roots in Developing Countries”, in, Social Development Issues, Vol. 12, No.3 , 1990 .
(12) “Developmental Stages of Neighborhood Organizations”, (with Arthur Blum) in, Social Policy, Vol.15, No.4, 1985,p.p.21-28.
(13) “Representation in Neighborhood Organizations” (with Arthur Blum and Michael Murphy) in, Armand Lauffer and Edward Newman, eds., Community Organization for the 1980's, A Special Double Issue of Social Development Issues, Vol.5, No.2/3, 1981.
(14) “Islam and Development”, in, World Development, Vol.8, 1980; Reprinted in, Kenneth P. Jameson and Charles K. Wilbur, Eds. Religious Values and Development (Oxford, England: Pergamon Press, 1980); Also Reprinted in, Journal of human Development (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Vol. 3, No. 4, June 1991
(15) “Some Social Welfare Policy Issues in Egypt: Implications for Developing Countries”, Paper submitted to the Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social problems, Chicago, September 1977; published in International Social Work, Vol.21, No. 1, 1978.
●● Participation and Representation in Neighborhood Organization :Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980.
●● The Decision Making Process in Community Organization Agencies. Master’s thesis, School of Social Work, Helwan University Cairo, 1972 (in
1- Member, WHO IS WHO IN THE WORLD, 1998, 2011.
2- Member, International Sociological Association (RC33).
3- Member of the New York Academy of Science, New York, USA.
4- Former Board Member, Inter-University Consortium on International
Social Development (Representative of the Middle East Region).
5- Coordinator of the Social Work Section, Association of Muslim Social
6- Member, Egyptian Association of Social Workers.
7- Member, National Association for Social Professions, Egypt.
8- Member, Saudi Educational and Psychological