Our Faculty

If there’s one thing that separates us from other programs, it’s the wealth of practitioner and research experience on display in our classrooms. All of our professors remain active in their respective fields, from gerontology and substance abuse to HIV/AIDS and mental health. Their work regularly earns national and international notice.

According to the 2007 index from the Chronicle of Higher Education (the most recent year for which data exists), BUSSW ranks 6th nationally in faculty productivity among schools of social work with doctoral programs. And the 2012 U.S. News and World Report edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” ranked BU’s School of Social Work 16th among 206 social work graduate programs—placing it in the top 8%—thanks, in no small part, to our professors.

“That peer social work educators rate our program among the nation’s very best indicates the high quality of our faculty and academic programs, our urban mission, and our dedication to graduating excellent social workers with skill and compassion,” says Dean Gail Steketee.