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Clinical Social Work
- Licensed Therapist
- Behavioral Health Consulting
- Marriage/Family Counsuling
- Veterinary Social Worker
- Non-Profit/Agency CEO
- Program Manager
- Legislative Advocate
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Enviromental Researcher
- Corporate Responsibility Director
- Community Organizer
- Cause Marketing Manager
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College Ranked 22nd Among All Public Universities
Several colleges and programs of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville earned recognition from U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 graduate school rankings, which were released March 12. We are excited that the College of Social Work rose three positions from the 2019 rankings. The College is now ranked 22nd among all public universities.
Spotlight on Sunshine Parker and the Grand Challenges for Social Work
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UT College of Social Work, we are honoring 75 social workers -- alumni, faculty, staff, and others -- whose work and lives exemplify the 12 Grand Challenges that have been identified by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Barbara (Sunshine) Parker is our 55th Grand Challenger whose work addresses the 1st Grand Challenge, "Ensure healthy development for all youth." Since 2015, as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians established its own Division of Public Health and Human Services, Sunshine Parker has led the creation of a multi-program department that is now staffed with 70 social service professionals. As current Director of the Department, she oversees the Family Safety Program, and its growing network of certified foster care homes, a Domestic Violence Shelter Program, a Child Advocacy Center, and a Juvenile Services Program for juvenile offenders.
College Announces Final Candidates for Dean Search
Interviews are currently being scheduled with four finalists in the search for the next dean of the College of Social Work. The search is being chaired by Theresa Lee, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Tentative candidate schedule:
- Lori Messinger, PhD: February 25-26
- Scott Rutledge, PhD: March 4-5
- Cathleen Lewandowski, PhD: March 6-7
- Sara Sanders, PhD: TBA
More information on each candidate may be viewed on the Dean Search page
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