Mar 29, 2023  

Social Work

Nethery Hall, Room 009
FAX: 269-471-3686

Curtis J. VanderWaal, MSW, PhD, Chair
Alina Baltazar, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, CFLE, MSW Program Director
rista Cooper, MSW, PhD Candidate
Desiree E. Davis, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, BSW Program Director
Melissa Henley, MSW,  Associate Director of Field–Off-Campus BSW Site
Margaret HowellMSW, LICSW, Dual Degree Coordinator
John Gavin, BSW Program Associate Director—Off-Campus BSW Site
Twyla E. Smith, MSW, Director of Field Education
Wendy Thompson, DrPH
Jan F. Wrenn, MSW, ACSW, LMSW


The Andrews University Department of Social Work, through excellence in teaching, research, and service, prepares students to be effective, knowledgeable, and qualified for practice in the twenty-first century. Using a person and  environment perspective, graduates will enhance inividual, family, group, organizational, and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations. As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution, we build and disseminate knowledge, values, and skills that positively impact local, national, and international communities; affirm faith by integrating Christian compassion in action within generalist and advanced generalist social work practice; and change the world by enhancing the quality of life for all people by upholding the traditions, values, and ethics of the social work profession.


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      Social Work