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 […]
School of Social Work FAQs for fall 2020 instruction
A resource compiled by VCU School of Social Work administrators, faculty and staff. Preamble We have heard concerns from some students about the decisions we have made to adapt our programs to the constraints of VCU’s return to campus plan. We want to communicate, first of all, that we recognize that the decision to limit […]
Dean Angell’s student update on fall 2020 semester
Dear SSW Students, VCU has created the One VCU: Responsible Together plan that outlines a phased approach to reopening campus that prioritizes student, faculty, and staff safety. This update provides information about how these guidelines and procedures will affect students in our B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs. Student Responsibilities. As described in VCU’s plan, students […]
Talking SSWR with Dr. Denise Burnette
Dr. Denise Burnette of the VCU School of Social Work is participating in four sessions at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19. How many times have you presented at SSWR?I think at least 12 years and usually one to three presentations per year. I have watched SSWR grow […]
Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students
The Ph.D. Program in Social Work aims to develop scholars, researchers and educators who will, independently and collaboratively, contribute significantly to advancing social justice and human well-being within local, national and international contexts.
Meet this year’s VCU doctorate of social work candidates and recent graduates
Our 2017 Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates entering the market have interests ranging from mental health needs of incarcerated women to food justice.
Meet Christopher J. Ward, Ph.D. candidate
Christopher J. Ward is a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.
Meet Avina Ichele Ross, Ph.D. candidate
Avina Ichele Ross is a vigorous advocate and doctoral candidate at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.
Meet Ananda Newmark, recent Ph.D. graduate
Ananda Newmark, Ph.D., completed his doctorate at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work in 2016.