Social Work Department
PROGRAMS provided in social agencies throughout ACHIEVE YOUR
the area to provide seniors with the
“hands-on” knowledge necessary to PROFESSIONAL GOALS
n Social Work develop entry-level skills. The SU satellite social work
To make the program more program is designed with the
GRADUATE accessible, satellite program locations are working professional in mind.
n Social Work (M.S.W.) offered. The department also offers a Features of the program include
unique cooperative dual-degree Graduate Program Director
program with the University of n Three convenient locations
About the Department allow you to complete the
n VickiB. Root, D.Ed.
Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Pennsylvania State University
Social work is a profession devoted to program close to home
Students can earn both a Bachelor of
helping people function the best they Field Education Director
Arts in sociology from UMES and a n SU’s B.A.S.W. and M.S.W.
can in their environment. Social n Jennifer O. Wright, M.S.W.
Bachelor of Arts in social work from SU. programs are the most
workers are people who care about University of Maryland
people—who want to make a Master of Social Work affordable programs of their
difference. The Social Work kind in Maryland Satellite Program Coordinator
The M.S.W. program offers students n Cynthia
Department began in 1974 to serve the Wingate, M.S.S.W.
the opportunity to earn their degree scheduling
University of Texas at Arlington
needs of Maryland and the in a student-centered, supportive accommodates working adults
neighboring states, and since then it atmosphere. This program prepares Associate Professors
has grown to include the dual-degree n It’squick—earn the B.A.S.W. n Joyce
professional social workers to engage Bell, Ph.D.
program with the University of in community-based direct practice in two years and M.S.W. in The Catholic University of America
Maryland Eastern Shore in 1990 and with individuals, families and groups. 18 months n James Forte, Ph.D.
a new Master of Social Work Program The mission of our program is to n For employers, the programs Virginia Commonwealth University
launched in 2001. All of SU's train ethical, competent practitioners provide the ideal opportunity n Batya Hyman, Ph.D.
undergraduate and graduate social who can work with a high degree of for your employees to earn the Brandeis University
work programs are fully accredited by autonomy and skill. Our faculty is degree they need to improve
the Council of Social Work Education, dedicated to excellence in teaching Assistant Professors
your services quickly and
a must for earning licensure. n Rachel Buchanan, Ph.D.
and maintaining a strong focus on conveniently
The Social Work Department is student learning. University of North Carolina
dedicated to excellence in the n Field placements are available at Chapel Hill
education of professional social Satellite Programs in a variety of settings in your n Margo A. Kushner, Ph.D.
workers at the baccalaureate and Our program offers satellite locations own area and may be tailored University of Calgary
master’s level. Both programs are for the working student to achieve to meet your professional goals n Peggy Proudfoot-McGuire; Ph.D.
committed to student-centeredness and his/her B.A.S.W. and M.S.W. These University of Louisville
active community engagement in the programs are located at Cecil College
conventional face-to-face Instructors
pursuit of social and economic justice. in Elkton, the Eastern Shore Higher
presentations with fully interactive live n Debra Dotson, M.S.W.
Education Center at Chesapeake
Bachelor’s Program video and online instruction from Salisbury University
College in Wye Mills and, the
The bachelor’s program prepares SU's faculty. These innovative n Amy Habeger, M.S.W.
University System of Maryland at
graduates through the use of both programs permit students to complete Salisbury University
standard classroom study and practical their degrees in their local
Courses in the satellite program are n Brenda J. Jorden, M.S.W.
field experience. Field experience, communities. The programs are
“blended,” meaning they use the Salisbury University
which is critical to education, is designed for evening and summer
latest technology to combine n Eileen Gilheany
courses, with an academic workload
of approximately nine credits per Virginia Commonwealth University
semester. Since some of the class work n JoAnn E. Sheffield, M.S.W.
is completed online, actual classroom University of Maryland, Baltimore
time is reduced. n Kimberly van Vulpen, M.S.W.
University of Maryland
Chair CONTACT INFORMATION
n Professor Marvin G. Tossey, Ph.D.
University of Maryland For information on the
Associate Chair Social Work Department:
n Associate Professor 410-543-6305
Deborah Ann Mathews, Ph.D.
University of Maryland