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Assistant Professor Tova Walsh joins the School of Social Work faculty after recently completing a two-year fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program. Walsh's research focuses on individual and family health and wellbeing, with a focus on the roles of fathers, parent-child relationships, family violence, and military families.


An instructor in the Part-Time Program since 2010, Angela Willits will begin a full-time position as a clinical faculty member this fall. She received her master’s degree in social work from Simmons College in Boston in 2005, then spent...

Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, Ph.D.

The School of Social Work will open the academic year with a new set of leaders at the helm. Professor Stephanie A. Robert was recently named director, and Professor Betty J. Kramer has been appointed as associate director.


Robert stated: “Given the many challenges in the current political and economic environment that affect the communities we serve, the mission of the School of Social Work is more important than ever.


“I am pleased to have a chance to work closely with our dedicated faculty, staff, community partners and alumni. Together, we will launch the next generation of social work practitioners and researchers who will be at the forefront of creating positive change....

By Meghan Chua

After more than 30 years of lecturing at the School of Social Work, instructor Susan Kidd Webster received the Social Work Achievement Award in March for her dedication to the profession.


The award recognizes Kidd Webster’s “outstanding contributions and 35 years of dedication to social work.” Those years of work encompass mentoring students, working with prominent agencies and programs that provide disability services nationwide, and serving as a core interdisciplinary advisor to the UW Global Health Institute.


Additionally, Kidd Webster chaired the Social Work International Committee and played a vital role in connecting students to international social work opportunities. Former student Rachel Rakower Barak said Kidd Webster created the chance for her to do an internship in Peru during her time as a student....



September 4

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session)

September 10

  1. Student Org Fair

September 16

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (includes closed session)
  2. All School Meeting

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

Field Education

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