A Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the UConn School of Social Work. We are an inclusive, diverse, and vibrant community of researchers, clinicians, educators, staff, and students committed to the advancement of social, racial and economic justice, and to the improvement of individual, family, and community well-being. According to US News and World Report, we are ranked in the top 12% of social work graduate programs nationally and ranked #1 in the state. We recently celebrated our 75th anniversary and our more than 8,800 alumni are social work leaders throughout the region and nationally. With a research and sponsored programs portfolio totaling $41 million, our faculty are engaged in innovative and impactful scholarship. As researchers and practitioners, we have deep and long-standing ties with our state and community partners. Please learn more about our educational programs (BSW, MSW, Ph.D.) and our strategic plan.

Laura Curran, Ph.D.



Associate Professor David Byers headshot

David S. Byers, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program

(959) 200-3635

Nicole Campbell

Nicole Campbell, DSW

Director of Field Education

(959) 200-3615

Headshot of Dean Laura Curran

Laura Curran, Ph.D.



Scott Harding, PhD

Scott Harding, PhD

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor and Co-Director, PhD Program

(959) 200-3628

Carlton Jones

Carlton Jones, MS

Director of the Office of Student and Academic Services

Associate Dean Jennifer Manuel

Jennifer Manuel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research

(959) 200-3612

Steve Marchillo, BA

Steve Marchillo, BA

Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

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BSW Director Paula Nieman

Paula Nieman, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence and BSW Program Director

(959) 200-3659

Professor Cristina Wilson

Cristina Wilson, PhD

Professor and Interim Co-Director, PhD Program

(959) 200-3674