Michael Forster, PhD, LCSW

Adjunct Instructor


Michael Forster, PhD, MSW is professor emeritus of social work at the University of Southern Mississippi. Before joining the USM faculty in 1994, he served for fourteen years as a direct service social worker, supervisor and administrator in Chicago child welfare organizations. Forster co-founded the Family Network Partnership, a community-based agency affiliated with the School of Social Work providing services to disadvantaged youth and families on the low-income east side of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He currently serves on the board of Common Cause Mississippi and as co-chair of the social justice committee of NASW Mississippi. Forster is author or co-author of more than fifty academic works, and maintains a blog on political matters of interest to Mississippi social workers.