School of Social Work Contacts:

Marcia A. Shobe, Director
(479) 575-5039

Kameri Christy, Associate Director
(479) 575-4655

Glenda House, MSW Program Director
(479) 575-3783

Michael Collie, BSW Program Director
(479) 575-7993

Sara Collie, Field Program Director
(479) 575-4510

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Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their colour; equal in importance no matter their texture. - Maya Angelou

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

    Welcome Dr. April Rand

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. April Rand, Assistant Professor, who joined the University of Arkansas School of Social Work faculty in August 2014. Dr. Rand holds a BSW in Social Welfare, a MSW in Social Work Administration and Advocacy Practice, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of a NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship to support her dissertation entitled “It’s a Marathon Not a Race” Exiting the Commercial Sex Trade. Dr. Rand’s research interests include sex trafficking and prostitution, interventions for commercially sexually exploited persons, preventing violence against women, feminist theory and methods, and mixed methods research. Her teaching and mentoring interests include qualitative and quantitative research methods, applied research, feminist methods, service learning, and social welfare policy and program analysis. Dr. Rand has practice experience working in sexual violence prevention, policy advocacy,  and with at-risk children and youth.

Children Living in Poverty Summit - United Way of NW Arkansas

January 29th, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

MSW Program Information Sessions

If you are considering pursuing a master’s degree in social work and would like to learn more about our MSW program, admission requirements and application process, please join us for one of our small group information sessions.

Glenda House, MSW Program Director, will discuss a variety of program options, including those designed for applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work and those with degrees from other disciplines.

Registration is required. To register, please send your name, preferred date, and an e-mail address where you can be contacted in the event that a session must be cancelled, to Britney Queen at or call 479-575-5039.  All sessions are held in the School of Social Work, Room 107.

Please note that those interested in the JD/MSW (dual degree) program are also encouraged to attend one of these sessions, after which they will be scheduled to meet individually with Dr. Ferguson, the JD/MSW program advisor.

Date Time Location
Thursday, January 15th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 107
Thursday, January 22nd 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 107
Tuesday, January 27th  12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203
Tuesday, February 10th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203
Tuesday, February 17th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203
Thursday, March 5th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 107
Tuesday, March 17th 4:00 - 5:30 PM ASUP 107
Tuesday, March 31st 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203
Tuesday, April 14th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203
Tuesday, April 28th 12:00 - 1:30 PM ASUP 203

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