About the Author: Janice Wood Wetzel

Janice Wood Wetzel’s life has been multifaceted, both personally and professionally. Her journey to the top of her profession has involved surmounting many personal challenges from childhood through her 80th year. Dr. Wetzel is a former dean and professor emerita of social work who has served as a United Nations non-governmental representative in New York since 1988. She is a well-published international educator and researcher who specializes in the human rights, mental health and advancement of women from a global perspective. The mother of three children and grandmother of four, Janice has lived all over the United States during her lifetime. For the past 27 years, her home has been on the upper west side of Manhattan in New York City.