News and Events


Sep 17, 2014
Sarah Twill

Change is in the air in the Social Work Department, and so begins our first Social Work Department Newsletter in a long time.  Meet new faculty, celebrate program accomplishments, and get advice from Jane Addams. Yes, there are many surprises within its pages. Even a yummy recipe you will want to try for sure. Check it out here!

Jul 17, 2014


After having guests from Zurich Switzerland come to Wright State in 2013, Wright State students have had the opportunity to visit there this summer. The Comparative Social Welfare: US & Switzerland class, SW3890/6890, taught by Dr. Carl Brun, is just finishing up their trip. In a recent email, Dr. Brun writes "The class is very successful and the faculty and campus are excited about continuing this partnership by alternating sites. We are already discussing plans for the Swiss...

Jun 11, 2014

The Council on Social Work Education granted accreditation to the Greater Miami Valley Joint MASW program, which is a collaborative effort between Wright State University and Miami University. The accreditation is retroactive to Fall 2012, the first semester of the program, and covers the first graduating class of Spring 2014 and all current students.

May 1, 2014

The primary goal for The Magnificent Seven is to help all seven members of the group earn promotion to full professor. The story of this unique group began in the fall of 2006 in the College of Liberal Arts, and it all started with stickers. Dr. Noeleen McIlvenna (aka Dr. No), Associate Professor in the History department, complained to Dr. Sarah Twill, Associate Professor in the Social Work department, that she was having trouble finding time for scholarship. Dr. Twill presented a...

Apr 9, 2014

Wright State student Elizabeth Schrack won the 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Ohio pageant and will represent the state at a national competition in August.

Mar 18, 2014

A project by Wright State social work students to help fellow students sign up for health insurance drew a U.S. senator and the president of Enroll America to campus.

Dec 17, 2013

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments...

Jul 10, 2013

An avid reader growing up, Danielle Baker could always be seen with a book.

Jun 26, 2013

Students from Switzerland are learning alongside Wright State students in a unique comparative social work course on the university's Dayton campus.

Apr 8, 2013

The Greater Miami Valley Masters of Arts in Social Work Program began last fall. Twenty-six students—half at Wright State and half at Miami—enrolled in the inaugural Fall 2012 semester...



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