Lori Messinger Named as Dean of the College
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has selected Lori Messinger, professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s School of Social Work, to be the next dean of the College of Social Work. She will start July 1. Messinger succeeds Interim Dean Dave Dupper, professor of social work, who has served in an interim role since August 2017.
“Dr. Messinger is a committed and proven leader and I look forward to working with her as she continues to build on the college’s upward momentum,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor David Manderscheid. Read Dr. Messinger's welcome to the college.
As dean, Messinger will oversee a college whose graduate program was recently ranked 22nd among all public universities and whose online Master of Science in Social Work program was ranked 7th in the nation.
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College Launches Online BSSW Program
The College has announced the launch of our newest academic offering: the Online BSSW Program. The program is specifically designed for transfer students who have earned 60 credit hours and an Associate of Art (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college.
All curriculum and program requirements for the Online BSSW Program are identical to those required for the on-campus BSSW Program.
Dr. Teri Abrams & 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 Twelve Grand Challenges that have been identified by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Dr. Teri Abrams is our 56th Grand Challenger whose work addresses the 8th Grand Challenge, "Harness technology for social good."
College of Social Work Stands Up For Inclusion
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the college, Interim Dean David Dupper has posted a letter of framing the position of the UT College of Social Work on inclusion and what we can do to call for the elimination of racism, hate, and oppression in our community.
Nashville Campus MSSW Orientation
Knoxville Campus MSSW Orientation
First day of fall semester classes