Marketing and Communications

The BUSSW MarCom team is here to build communications and connections with the world inside and outside the School of Social Work.

We manage the BUSSW brand and the School’s primary communications vehicles: website, social media channels, media relations, marketing campaigns, internal communications, newsletters, magazine, photography, video, and event marketing. We also serve as a bridge to Boston University’s full-service Marketing and Communications agency and the BU Central PR team. 

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media looking to connect with one of our social work experts, or a BUSSW faculty/staff member looking for guidance, please contact Michele Walsh at (617) 358-5149 or (617)-875-0909.

Quick Links:

To contact BUSSW Marketing & Communications, please email

MarCom Services & Resources

Project Requests

To request our help, simply fill out the project request form for the various types of projects below and a member of our team will contact you within 48 hours for more information. Since we are a very small team, please note that a minimum of at least two weeks’ advance notice is required. For larger projects, please contact MarCom well in advance to discuss. You can reach us at

  • Print Material: Brochures, flyers, invitations, promotional items, reprints, or small edits to existing collateral
  • Web: Create/update website pages
  • Social Media: Promote your event, research, etc.
  • Photo/Video: Headshots, event photos & video
Story Form

Use our story form to submit suggestions for published research, blogs, events, social media posts, and media articles.


Get your grant listed on our Grants webpage by filling out our Grants Form.

Name Badges

To request an official BUSSW name badge for university events and more, please go here.

Profile Updates

To create or update your BUSSW website profile, please go here.


Please submit presentation info for major social work conferences here. For coverage of other conference presentations, please submit a story request.

SSW Event Planning

If you are planning to host an event on behalf of SSW or CISWH, please check the planning grid here for any scheduling conflicts, then notify MarCom to update the calendar.

Handling Online Harassment

For those using social media and online tools to promote your work, please review the recommended steps to take and available support here.


Planning to produce materials yourself? Check out our branding page.

We look forward to working with you!

Michele Walsh, Director, Marketing & Communications
Helen Wurthmann, Manager, Marketing & Communications
Lily Rothman, Specialist, Marketing & Communications