The School of Social Work welcomes new director.
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University announces that Deana Morrow has joined the organization as the director for the School of Social Work. She begins her duties July 1.
Morrow joins the Eberly College from Winthrop University, where she has served as department chair and a professor of social work. Her professional practice background includes clinical, supervisory, administrative, and consultative roles in behavioral health, medical social work, and long-term care social work.
If you are a compassionate individual with an interest in human diversity and a desire
to help others, then a bachelor of social work can help you reach
your goals. Our curriculum prepares students for positions in the social work profession
and can provide you with the opportunity to advance in higher education.
The master of social work program trains graduate students in advanced
social work practice either with individuals, families and groups or in community
organizing and social administration. The M.P.A and M.S.W. degree programs require
students to complete a public service internship and an advanced field placement.
MSW MSW / MPA
Field Education is an integral part of the professional social work curriculum and requires a close cooperative relationship between the School of Social Work and the selected field sites who accept our students for the internship experience. Field education has been designated by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the “signature pedagogy” and as equal to the course work in social work higher education. Experiential learning complements the classroom learning and gives the student the opportunity to build a sense of professional competence and identity that serves as a foundation for ongoing professional growth.
Over the past five years, the School of Social Work has helped lead Vietnam’s commitment to quality social work education. Through encouraging increased quality and quantity of joint programs between American and Vietnamese universities, the School has increased the number of Vietnamese studying in American universities and helped promote their acquisition of skills to help Vietnam’s rapidly modernizing economy.
Undergraduate and graduate students can earn six and three credit hours, respectively, studying in Vietnam. Participants will examine social issues like human trafficking in both rural and urban settings. They will also learn how culture, history, and politics influence the creation, perpetuation, and perception of social problems – and contribute to the emergence of potential solutions. For more information, contact Neal Newfield.