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Department of Social Work

School of Human Environmental Sciences

257 Stone



Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Professor and Chair of Department

Professors Rife, Schmitz, Wineburg

Associate Professors Claes, Dennison, Hurd, Taylor

Assistant Professors Bacallao, Bost, Coakley

Academic Professional Associate Professor Edwards

Academic Professional Assistant Professors Beerman, Kanode, Nsonwu

Academic Professional Instructor Carter

Visiting Assistant Professor Poole

Lecturer Pearson

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.