2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6300
Fax: (808) 956-5964
Dean: Patricia L. Ewalt
*P. Ewalt, PhD (Dean)-social policy, mental health, administration, curriculum development
*C. Browne, DrPH-gerontology, women's issues, health care
*S. Chandler, PhD (on leave)-social policy, mental health issues, women's issues
N. Chang, MSW (BSW Program Chair)-minority recruitment and retention
*B. Coyne, PhD-criminology, sexual offender programs
*Q. Duong-Tran, PhD-child and family, human behavior and social work practice, mental health services to special populations, research
*J. Fischer, DSW-clinical practice, evaluation research, human sexuality
*R. Fong, EdD-child and family, Asian children mental health, human development
*H. Gochros, DSW-interpersonal relationships, human sexuality, group work, clinical practice
T. Hathaway, MSW-academic adviser, admissions, financial aid
*V. Kameoka, PhD-culture and mental health, quantitative methods and measurements, research
*V. Kanuha, PhD-multicultural issues, gender violence, native Hawaiian health, HIV
C. Langworthy, MSW (Assistant Director of Practicum)-BSW/MSW programs
*L. Lister, DSW-child and family welfare, health, social work practice
R. Matayoshi, MSW (Director of Practicum)-BSW/MSW programs
*J. Matsuoka, PhD-clinical practice, human behavior and the social environment, research, cross-cultural issues, community organization
*N. Mokuau, DSW-Asian/Pacific Islander mental health issues, human sexuality, women's issues
P. Morelli, PhD-social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, qualitative research
*C. Mueller, PhD-clinical practice, child and adolescent mental health, research, aggressive behavior, substance abuse
*B. Mulroy, PhD-policy, community organization
S. Otagaki, MSW-(Assistant to the Dean) student services
E. Wong-Kim, PhD Candidate-biomedical ethics, cross culture health issues, social work practice
The University of Hawai'i School of Social Work (SW) is recognized nationally and internationally for its outstanding faculty; range of research and publications, including the development of the Social Welfare Evaluation and Research Unit (SWERU); focus on Asian and Pacific Islander groups in Hawai'i; and diverse fields of practice in health, mental health, child and family, and gerontology.
The School of Social Work offers baccalaureate and graduate programs, which award the bachelor of social work (BSW), master of social work (MSW), and a PhD in social welfare. In addition, the school provides continuing education about current knowledge in the field to human-service professionals and paraprofessionals.
Social work is a profession concerned with the prevention and resolution of problems for individuals, families, groups, and communities. Social work students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and values that facilitate the prevention and resolution of such problems. Students who believe in social changes and improving the quality of life and who are committed to working with people, conducting research, and developing resources would find the school's curriculum stimulating.
The mission of the School of Social Work is to contribute to the advancement of social work practice in its many forms for the purpose of preventing or resolving the most critical social problems. Within this general purpose, the school reaffirms social work's historic commitment to increase social justice and availability of opportunity for underrepresented and oppressed groups. The principal responsibility of the school is the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge that will benefit Hawai'i. In addition, it is the school's responsibility to contribute to knowledge for use by the profession as a whole. In particular, it is the goal of this school to increase comprehension of the ways in which social policy, social work practice, and research can be improved through understanding of the Asian and Pacific cultures of our state and region.
The school's BSW and MSW programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.
Bachelor's Degree: BSW
Master's Degree: MSW
Doctoral Degree: PhD in social welfare
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-3831 (BSW)
(808) 956-7182 (MSW)
(808) 956-3830 (PhD)
Freshman and sophomores who are interested in a career in social work or intend to apply to the school should consult the BSW adviser. The adviser will assist students in academic planning and provide information on career opportunities.
The Bulletin of the School of Social Work contains information on admissions and degree requirements for the MSW and PhD programs. For a copy of the Bulletin or additional information, write to the School of Social Work at the above address.