School of Social Work

No. 28 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

Leanne Marshall

Leanne Marshall is the Grants and Research Facilitator, in the Office of Research in the VCU School of Social Work.  Her daily workload includes assisting faculty with pre-award administration to include locating funding opportunities, budget development and compliance with the university, state, and sponsor regulations, and proposal development and submission.  Leanne is currently very involved in the School as a whole; she is currently co-chairing the School of Social Work Staff Council and assisting with planning the School of Social Work Annual Student Research Symposium. Her goal in this position is to provide the necessary support to grow the research portfolio of the School of Social work. “It is very rewarding to learn a faculty member or student who I helped with proposal development has had their project funded.”

Jaime Petrasek

Jaime Petrasek is a Research and Financial Administrator for the VCU School of Social Work. She has been with VCU for almost 9 years, working in the Vice President’s Office of Research and in the VCU Department of Pediatrics/Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Moving to the School of Social Work has allowed Jaime to continue her career path in University Administration and learn more about how research and administration flow on the Monroe Park Campus. “I really enjoy working with all of the faculty and staff, no matter what task we have at hand. I have no regrets; the VCU School of Social Work is a phenomenal place to work.”

Leslie Choplin

Leslie ChoplinLeslie Choplin,D.Ed.Min is the new Ph.D. Program Assistant in the School of Social Work.  Leslie is a recent graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA with a Doctorate of Educational Ministry.  Her work focused on sexuality education in the church for students enrolled in grades 4th to 7th and their parents. “This position offered an opportunity to marry my administrative skills, love of academia, and interest in the social work world.”

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