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Robert J. Wineburg

Robert J. Wineburg Jefferson Pilot Excellence Professor of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
E-mail: bobwineburg@gmail.com
Materials: Faith Based Initiative /Social Service Research Part 1, Faith Based Initiative/Social Service Research Part 2


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S.W., Syracuse University
B.A., Utica College
Full Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications

  • Wineburg, R. J., (2007) Faith Based Inefficiency: The Follies of Bush's Initiatives. Praeger.
  • Wineburg, R. J., (2001) A Limited Partnership: The Politics of Religion, Welfare and Social Services. Columbia University Press.
  • Cnaan R, with Wineburg R. J.,& Stephanie C. Boddie (1999) The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership. Columbia University Press.
  • Chaves, M. & Wineburg, B, (2009) Did the Faith-Based Initiative Change Congregations? .(in press) Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
  • Wineburg, R.J, Cnaan R, Boddie S, Coleman B, (2008) Leveling the Playing Field: Epitomizing Devolution Through Faith-based Organizations. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, March 2008, Vol., XXXV, 1, 17-42.

Research Interests

  • The relationship between federal domestic social welfare policy and service provision
  • The involvement of religious organizations in local service delivery and policy development.


Bob Wineburg is the Jefferson Pilot Excellence Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, one of seven Excellence Professors on the 750-member faculty. He is also a Fulbright Senior Scholar at The University of Malta working to help the university and country advance social services to children and immigrants from a solidly Catholic set of church-based operations to integrated public and private partnerships that meet European Union standards of education and service integration. In 2007, his former students fully endowed The Bob Wineburg Scholarship in Community Service, making him the only active faculty member at UNC Greensboro with a totally student funded scholarship in his name.

His recently completed research with his congregational research partner, Dr.Ram Cnaan of the University of Pennsylvania, funded by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, through a contract with the United Way of Delaware, simultaneously, and independently, examined the partnerships agencies have with religious congregations and the social services provided by congregations themselves. This first of a kind community examination yielded jaw dropping, empirically verifiable results on multiple levels, but specifically regarding the concept of generosity that institutional collaboration yields across the lifespan for complete strangers.