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Rich Furman, MFA, MSW, PhD, is full professor of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Rich has 25 years of experience as a clinical social worker, organizational leader, therapist, coach and scholar. He has held leadership positions in higher education and non-profit organizations and was the founding director of one of the largest community based, children's wraparound programs in the United States. He is the author of over 15 books and 120 peer-reviewed articles and recognized as one of the international leaders in expressive, arts-based qualitative methodologies. Rich provides strengths-based, insight-oriented coaching for scholars and leaders at all stages of their careers. Rich has conducted workshops on writing and publishing throughout Asia, Latin America, and Europe. In 2019 he crossed an item off his bucket list by completing a of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Queens University of Charlotte's Latin America MFA program.