School of Social Work

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Social work faculty and student researchers presenting at SSWR 2022

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty, student scholars and their research collaborators taking part in the Society for Social Work and Research’s 26th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference theme is Social Science for Racial, Social and Political Justice. In January 2021, the School of Social Work […]

School of Social Work Annual Report: 100+ snapshots that tell a story of strength, resilience, adaptability

As the VCU School of Social Work takes a look back at the past 18 months through the lens of our first Annual Report publication, it’s clear that the big picture is really a series of smaller snapshots and their collective impact. You will find more than 100 of these snapshots throughout the pages of […]

2021 Council on Social Work Education presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 67th Annual Program Meeting opens on Nov. 4 in Orlando, Florida, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty, students and alumni whose work has been accepted for the conference, along with an additional honor for one of our faculty from the Group for the Advancement of […]

Ph.D. to EMT: A social work fixture for 40 years, Dattalo finds his niche as volunteer

Professor Pat Dattalo, Ph.D., has been teaching since the early 1980s, and even in retirement from the VCU School of Social Work, he’s got another group with which he can listen and learn. Dattalo, who joined the school full time in 1986, made his retirement official in October. Having started about four years ago as […]

Social work doctoral education organization recognizes professors Bentley, Burnette

The international organization of directors of social work doctoral programs has recognized two influential VCU professors for their work, continuing a legacy of national leadership by the School of Social Work.  The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) has selected Professor Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW, as the recipient of […]

Welcome from the dean, Academic & Student Affairs team

Dear School of Social Work students, Happy FDOC (first day of class)! We are thrilled to welcome you all back – whether in-person on campus or virtually – and are excited for all of the things the new academic year has in store. Below are a few updates related to the 2021-22 academic year. Last […]

Social work graduates celebrate in the great outdoors

After a year’s absence, the School of Social Work held in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 14 for its B.S.W. and M.S.W. graduates at Richmond’s City Stadium, while Ph.D. graduates were honored at a separate event the same day. In total, the school recognized six Ph.D. graduates, 187 M.S.W. graduates and 107 B.S.W. graduates. Approximately 200 […]

M.S.W. Program Director Melissa Stewart retiring after 21 years with school

Melissa Stewart, Ph.D., is happy she will get a chance to participate in one final VCU School of Social Work Commencement ceremony, after the 2020 event was switched from in-person to virtual because of COVID-19.  With the return of an in-person ceremony in 2021, Stewart will be able to say one last goodbye – albeit […]

Schools honors, celebrates excellence for 2020-21

It’s been another outstanding year of academic and service excellence for students at the VCU School of Social Work. The challenges of learning, leading and excelling during a pandemic are unlike those faced by any other group of students in modern times. Yet our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. students showed their resolve and resilience, leaned […]

Dean’s statement following Chauvin verdict

Dear School of Social Work community, Following a great deal of national attention, collective anxiety and apprehension, the jury in Derek Chauvin’s trial has rendered a verdict of guilty in the murder of George Floyd. I share in the collective relief that I know many in our community feel about the potential step this represents […]

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