MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015


Student editors of VOICES at the Council on Social Work annual meeting in 2011
VOICES editors Elena Gregorio ‘12, Kristin Bartell ‘13, and Burgandy Holiday ‘12 at the 2011 CSWE meeting in Atlanta

VOICES is a student-led, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that seeks to help social workers raise their voices around issues of social justice. The inaugural issue was published in Spring 2011. That fall the journal's pioneering editors, Kristin Bartell, Elena Gregorio, and Burgandy Holiday, presented their work at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Atlanta.

For our Spring 2015 publication, we are seeking original submissions of articles or essays of 1,000 words or fewer, poetry, or photo-voice pieces. Students and alumni of the MSW Program are welcome to submit.

Photo-voice is a new feature of our journal. Also known as photo elicitation, photo-voice is a method of qualitative inquiry grounded in feminist theory where lived experience is privileged and created in community. If you choose to submit a photo-voice piece, we invite you to take a picture of anything that represents an issue of social justice or your developing social work identity. Please send a high-resolution .jpg file of the photo, along with a description of no more than 250 words. Express the subject of the picture, how you have interpreted the meaning, and what it communicates about social justice or your developing social work identity. 

Please send all submissions for VOICES to Dr. Julie Tennille, faculty advisor. The journal has rolling submissions which will be reviewed as we receive them. All submissions will be de-identified before student editors review.

Student Editors

Sally Eberhardt, MSW candidate '15

Maggie Hegney, MSW candidate '15

Bridget McGovern, MSW candidate '14


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Julie Tennille