Dr. Linda Ault
Interim Director, School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is home to two outstanding programs, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our programs are led by highly trained and experienced faculty and excellent advisors, and we welcome motivated students who seek quality education. We offer in-depth knowledge based on current research within the profession, along with experiential learning opportunities to apply that knowledge in a practical learning environment.
Our NKU Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
We are pleased to share that Justin Sanford’s research project was selected as the best presentation at the 2021 Online Celebration by a committee of faculty and staff reviewers. Congratulations to Justin – we are all so proud! Justin's exploratory, cross sectional study aimed to provide a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting mental health outcomes. 391 adults provided data through a self-administered survey. The survey revealed the depth of the mental health crisis we are in while providing insight for how social work clinicians can impactfully respond.
Read the latest interview on MSWOnline.org for Dr. Brown's "Expert in the Field" spotlight. NKU was selected to be listed on MSWOnline.org's online program highlited from the US.
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Suk-hee Kim for winning this prestigious award, which recognizes a social work educator's exemplary achievements
within the last 10 years in at least two areas; research and scholarship, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership.
Congratulations to Northern Kentucky University’s Dr. Suk-hee Kim, who received the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work
Education (CORSW) Community Impact Award, a national recognition that celebrates feminist leadership models in social work education. See the link for more details about her significant accomplishment!
Congratulations to Dr. Katie Terhune, who is involved in the global initiative along with 31 other universities, who highlight the role higher education can play in responding to the opportunities and challenges associated with our aging population.
Congrats to Dr. Kevin Lotz, who presented "We Didn't Start the First" Field Education in the LGBTQIA+ Homeless Shelter at the 66th Annual CSWE Conference, which discussed how to help equip and engage in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion to transform challenges into assets, and also how to navigate matters of intersectionality and cultural sensitivity.
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