Mary Kay Brennan, MSW
Social Work is one of the most dynamic, versatile, and
rewarding professions in today’s world. At Seattle University, you will gain a
solid foundation in theory, practice, skills, and values to effectively collaborate,
advocate, and assist people of all ages and from diverse communities.
The Social Work program in the College of Arts and Sciences
At the College of Arts and Sciences, you will work directly
with social work professionals in the field and in the classroom. Our faculty
are active scholars practitioners, and leaders in the field of social work and
social work education. We are passionate about our work and your success.
Department Chair Rob Efird was interviewed by China Daily USA about his work in China. He was recently selected as one of 20 China scholars for the National Committee on United States-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program. Read the interview here.
Professor Efird also published "Schooling for Sustainable Development Across the Pacific," which includes overviews and case studies in environmental education and education for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region and examples in the US and Canada. More here.
Social Work Professor Amelia Seraphia Derr explored how social services providers understand the importance of incorporating new immigrants into their communities in "How Do Social Service Providers View Recent Immigrants." More here.
Social Work Professor Riva Zeff wrote about field placements for students in a new guide on best practices for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective field education program. More here.