Meet the Dean

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Education and Social Work (CESW), where it is our mission to prepare highly-skilled and ethical professionals to become fair-minded critical thinkers and change agents who act with integrity in the pursuit of knowledge and strive for excellence within their professions. The CESW fosters a culture of reflection, evidenced-based practices, intellectual discourse, and respect for human diversity. The CESW empowers students to make a significant impact on the world to improve individual and family lives and strengthening educational, health, or community systems. Our conceptual framework grounds how we approach this work.

The CESW offers 26 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as 18 certificates. These programs are in counseling, education and social work. We have programs housed at the Graduate Center, at the Philadelphia Center City location, as well as in West Chester. We also have programs entirely online. The CESW’s focus is on student success. Therefore, our faculty and staff are here to help you. Our website is organized to provide information for prospective students across the top navigation bar and information more pertinent for current students on the sidebar. If you cannot find the information needed or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our program coordinators. We look forward to speaking with you soon. Rams Up!

Dr. Desha Williams | Dean | College of Education & Social Work