- Faculty Support
Faculty Support to Nurture Professional GrowthOur award-winning faculty teach, inspire and mentor our future social workers in a complex era. They put research into practice to address the "wicked problems" of our time, earning national recognition for their work. As talented faculty retire and young stars receive offers from other top schools, our school must commit additional support to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty.
Social Justice and Racial Equity as Our TouchstoneWe are dedicated to supporting community-level changes for marginalized populations. One of our most innovative efforts is the new Collaboration for Social Justice and Racial Equity (CSJRE), an initiative that focuses on diminishing social and racial disparities within our communities. Financial support enables our school to expand our efforts in this area, bolstering our current programs and creating new opportunities for students and faculty.
Led by associate professor Gina Chowa, the new Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) research center supports a team of researchers who are collaborating with partners locally and abroad to produce evidence, develop interventions and impact policy to improve the economic and social welfare of women, youth and their families globally.
Assistant professor Paul Lanier investigates if parenting programs designed for fathers are effective.
The UNC School of Social Work offers doctoral studies that are consistently ranked among the best in the world.
Refugees experience high rates of chronic physical illnesses, mental illnesses and substance use disorder.
Professor Mimi Chapman is helping to build bridges between different cultures and populations in North Carolina and abroad.
Olivia Bass '17 was earning her bachelor's degree at Carolina when her son was born with a very rare genetic syndrome. As a single mother, she took a full-time job to support him and learned to juggle work, school and medical appointments.
Sometimes, our greatest impact can be through providing evidence — research findings and other data — that can help agencies and lawmakers develop policies to address challenges in child welfare, substance use disorders and other social and medical issues.