Commit to Positive Social Change.

Innovative research

Seeking creative answers to society’s most pressing problems

Culturally responsive community service

Partnering with communities to find solutions to their unique challenges


To individuals. To communities. To social justice.

Commit to Positive Social Change.

We prepare culturally responsive social work practitioners, organizational leaders and scholars to address social problems and promote social justice through teaching, research and service.



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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Leon Banks

This semester, we are welcoming Dr. Leon Banks as an Assistant Professor after serving our school in multiple roles, including BSW Program Coordinator. Dr. Banks has been a practicing social worker where he studied mental health in prison populations, worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to study wartime trauma, and is now researching the intersection of sports and social work.