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Department of Social Work

School of Human Environmental Sciences

451 Graham Building



John Rife, Professor and Chair of Department

Professor Wineburg; Associate Professors Claes, Dennison, Hurd, Lindsey; Assistant Professors Parker, Taylor; Academic Professional Associate Professor Moore; Academic Professional Assistant Professor Edwards; Senior Research Scientist Bailey

Mission Statement

Our mission is to use our Departmental expertise to improve the lives of people throughout the world. We accomplish our mission in three ways:

  • By educating social workers to have the highest level of skills
  • By providing leadership and expertise to the pubic which
    significantly improves the interaction of people and society
  • By conducting change-oriented research to promote social and economic justice to ensure the well-being of all people

We are passionately committed to encouraging students’ personal and professional growth, to appreciating diversity, to using a global perspective to view and world, and preparing students to be highly regarded social workers.