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Why Social Work?

Social Work attracts men and women who want to make a difference in the lives of others and learn the skills to positively impact communities.

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Nia Nicks
"I am grateful that I received the opportunity to attend the Tulane University School of Social Work program. The program has enabled me with skills to be a successful social worker that can effectively advocate for marginalized communities and the ability to apply clinical interventions. Hence, the professors, field supervisors, faculty and staff have contributed to my personal and professional growth." Nia Nicks, MSW '17
Tammy Zelten
"The class sizes are small enough where you get to know everyone but large enough to hear diversity of opinion and critical thinking. I experienced a health crisis during graduate school and received top-notch healthcare and incredible support from the professors and my fellow students. Tulane and the City of New Orleans have helped me to become a better version of myself." Tammy Zelten, MSW '17


Dr. Joan Blakey and Dr. Maurya Glaude Published in Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Joan Blakey and professor of practice Dr. Maurya Glaude along with associate professor Dr. Sheara Williams Jennings of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work have published a research article in Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal.

DRLA Fellow George Haddow Provides Expertise to Washington Post on Study of FEMA Flood Buyouts

George Haddow, who is a Fellow in our Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, provided his expertise in a Washington Post article about a recent study of FEMA buyouts.

Dr. Marva L. Lewis, Associate Professor, Published in ZERO TO THREE Journal

Dr. Marva L. Lewis, Associate Professor, recently published research on trauma, race, and identity with Dr. Rhonda G. Norwood, Assistant Professor of Practice at LSU School of Social Work.

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