• “The School of Social Welfare consists of excellent students, passionate faculty, and an outstanding staff. My experience in the baccalaureate program has been exceptional.”

    Christie Allen, Baccalaureate Program Class of 2014

  • “As a student, I have been able to organize a conference, help to develop a curriculum and participate in an independent study on Human Trafficking.”

    Lima James, MSW Class of 2014

  • “The School of Social Welfare is an excellent choice for returning students, whether you have been out of school for a decade or several you will feel welcomed by students and staff.”

    Samantha Fletcher, MSW Class of 2014

  • “The classes that I am taking combined with my field experience have intensified my passion for wanting to work with and help others.”

    Maria Mastroianni, MSW Class of 2015

  • “I am continuously impressed by the School of Social Welfare. I have enjoyed participating in a variety of diverse learning experiences that have helped shape my professional and personal goals.”

    Kate Kowalski, MSW Class of 2015

Special Announcement from the School of Social Welfare

The School of Social Welfare Announces the New Dean Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler

The School of Social Welfare is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Dean Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler who will join the University as Dean and Professor of the School of Social Welfare on July 1, 2015.

In addition, Dr. Wheeler will also serve as Vice Provost for Public Engagement. In this new University-wide academic leadership role, he will transition the University’s public engagement portfolio from a presidential initiative to a permanent component of the academic affairs portfolio in the Office of the Provost. Under Dr. Wheeler’s leadership, the team of Miriam Trementozzi and Dan Butterworth, along with the President's Public Engagement Council, will continue to provide invaluable professional service in advancing the University’s commitment to public engagement.

Dr. Wheeler comes to UAlbany from Loyola University Chicago where he currently serves as dean and professor of the School of Social Work. He also has served in various appointments at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Columbia University, the University of California, San Francisco and the University of North Carolina.

In addition to his leadership and teaching experience, Darrell is an active scholar with interests including the identification and exploration of individual and communal resiliency in HIV prevention and intervention among African American and Black gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. He also is active in the professional community and is the current President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers.

Dr. Wheeler earned his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992, a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, a Master of Social Work from Howard University in 1988, and a B.A. in Sociology from Cornell College in 1981.


 

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
UAlbany Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Wins International Social Work Award

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) – University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This award is given to an individual, group, or organization that has significantly advanced the public image of professional social work. Last year’s recipient was U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.

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SSW Faculty Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Blanca Ramos has been selected to receive this year’s University Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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SSW partners with DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring)

A new partnership between the UAlbany SSW, the DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Project and GMHI (Global Mental Health Initiatives) brought MSW students Rosanna Garcia and Laila Wahdani to the Dominican Republic this Spring Break.

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Navigating Health Care

Congressman Paul Tonko observes a live enrollment in health insurance by UAlbany Navigator, Katie Merrill, 2nd year MSW student as she helps Brandon Bissell-Evans, UAlbany alumni, navigate and enroll on the NYS of Health Marketplace.

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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE NEWS FROM THE UALBANY NEWSCENTER
Life Science funded by Presidential Research Initiative at UAlbany
University Awards 14 Research Projects Driving Innovation

Fourteen research projects directed by University at Albany faculty, whose expertise encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines, are awarded the first grants of the University’s Presidential Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship to support new and innovative research that may lead to large-scale investigator awards.

School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson
UAlbany Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Wins International Social Work Award

University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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2015 Research Guide

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