Study in the field of social work examines social problems from multiple perspectives and encourages change among individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social work practitioners work in child welfare, gerontology, mental and physical health, and community leadership. This program partners with hundreds of agencies to prepare graduates with hands-on field experience.

Social Work Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Lisa Berger Associate Dean and Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Ai Bo Assistant Professor PhD New York University Yes No
Linda Britz Senior Lecturer PhD University of Pretoria, South Africa Yes No
Michael Brondino Associate Professor Emeritus PhD University of South Carolina No Yes
Crystal D. Carter Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Liaison MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Colleen Galambos Helen Bader Endowed Chair in Applied Gerontology PhD The Catholic University of America National Catholic School of Social Service Yes No
Ke'Andra Hagans Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Liaison MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Jane Hereth Assistant Professor PhD University of Chicago Yes No
Colleen Janczewski Assistant Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Thomasina Jenkins Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Liaison MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Jennifer Kahn-Pettigrew Clinical Assistant Professor MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Melinda S. Kavanaugh Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Yura Lee Assistant Professor PhD University of Southern California Yes No
Gwat-Yong Lie Associate Professor Emerita PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison No Yes
Margaret Maillet Senior Lecturer PhD Louisiana State University No No
Livy Malle Senior Lecturer MSW University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Steven McMurtry Professor Emeritus PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison No Yes
Joshua Mersky Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Laura Otto-Salaj Associate Professor Emerita PhD Temple University No Yes
David J. Pate Jr. Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Susan Rose Professor Emerita PhD University of Illinois at Chicago No Yes
Julie Schuppie Senior Lecturer PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison No No
Devin Thomas Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Liaison MSW Jane Addams College of Social Work No No
James Dimitri Topitzes Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Jeanne Wagner Clinical Professor MSW Jane Addams College of Social Work No No
Trina Salm Ward Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Amy Watson Professor PhD University of Chicago Yes No