Q&A with Erika Gaitan ’13, City Year Scholar

Each year, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) offers three scholarships to a City Year member or alumnus who provided at least one year of service to City Year.  Texas-native Erika Gaitan ’13 was selected from an international pool of candidates for a BUSSW “Give a Year” Scholarship for... More

Uncertain Times: A Note from Dean Gail Steketee to the BUSSW Community

In the wake of last week’s national election results, I wanted to take a moment to re-affirm our community’s shared commitment to the core values of our social work profession. The NASW Code of Ethics includes the social work values of: service social justice dignity and worth of the person importance of human relationships integrity competence  In the... More

Professor Melvin Delgado Publishes Urban Friendships and Community Youth Practice

Dr. Melvin Delgado, Professor of Macro Practice and Co-Director, Center for Addiction Research & Services recently published a new book as part of a series.  The book is entitled Urban Friendships and Community Youth Practice. It appears in Oxford’s Social Justice and Youth Community Practice series of which Melvin is the Senior Editor with... More

2016 Alumni Association Awards

During the 2016 Boston University Alumni Weekend, the School of Social Work held its annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony. On the evening of October 1, 2016, nearly 90 members of BUSSW family, friends, faculty, alumni, colleagues, and peers gathered in the Photonics Center for a celebration of passion and service... More

Professor Ruth Paris Returns from Fulbright Specialist Grant in Israel

Dr. Ruth Paris, associate professor of clinical practice and director of the Family Therapy Certificate Program at Boston University School of Social Work, completed a Fulbright Specialist Program grant in social work at Bar Ilan University (BIU) in Tel Aviv, Israel this spring. From March through April, Paris worked with... More


The Boston University School of Social Work invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one tenured Associate Professor position to join our faculty on July 1, 2017.  Candidates with research/scholarly expertise and teaching interests and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Trauma and Violence - Interpersonal and/or... More