IFSW President Gary Bailey has been honoured to be one of the most 20 influential social work professor in the United States. His achievements as Associate Professor at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Simmons School of Health Sciences, has been recognised by being elected as the 7th most influential professor for social work in the United States.
Since 2010 Gary Bailey serves as IFSW President after his election at the General Meeting in Hong Kong. Bailey is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. For example in 2010 he was among 25 individuals honoured by the AIDS Action Committee, Inc. (AAC) for their contributions to the fight against AIDS in a special ceremony June 5 to mark the 25th AIDS Walk Boston.