Richard Hoefer (MSW University of Kansas, PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is the Roy E. Dulak Professor for Community Practice Research in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been at UTA since 1992, publishing frequently and teaching on advocacy, grant writing, program evaluation, and nonprofit management topics.
[The book] creatively and thoughtfully communicates the nature of advocacy practice, and the ways that advocacy practice aligns with and diverges from traditional direct practice. For those who have not yet realized that advocacy practice is indeed social work practice, this is the beginning of a journey toward the inevitable." -Heather Kanenberg, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Vol. 17 (2012)