Key Departmental Contacts


Inquiries should be directed to Fran Greene at 864-8165 or

The Graduate Student Services Coordinator is a professional staff person of the School of Social Work. The Graduate Student Services Coordinator supports the administration and coordination of the MSW Program including marketing, admissions, plans of study, student relations and inquiries, developing program policies and procedures and program evaluation.

Ivy Burt, MSW, RSW

(709) 864-2557 (t)
(709) 864-2408 (f)

The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research provides leadership for graduate programs and is responsible for promoting and supporting research and scholarship in the School. This includes working collaboratively with faculty and staff to monitor, implement and improve all aspects of the MSW Program. Students may consult with the Associate Dean regarding concerns if they have not been able to resolve their concerns by speaking with the Student Services Coordinator.

The Associate Dean, with the Student Services Coordinator, coordinates PATHWAY and Pathway Scholarship. They work to ensure an appropriate match between the student and a faculty mentor and/or community advisor. They are available to provide advice on acceptable PATHWAY products, completion of documents, and other matters related to MSW PATHWAY/Pathway Scholarship.

Ross A. Klein, MSW, PhD

(709) 864-8147 (t)
(709) 864-2408 (f)

The Associate Dean’s Secretary provides support to the Associate Dean and facilitates his contact with students, as needed.

Brenda Collins

(709) 864-7349 (t)
(709) 864-7026 (f)

The MSW Field Education Coordinator is an academic staff member of the School of Social Work. The MSW Field Education Coordinator is responsible for MSW field education development, coordination, administration, liaison, matching, placement, monitoring, and evaluation.

Sheri McConnell, MSW, PhD, RSW

(709) 864-8381 (t)
(709) 864-2408 (f)

The Dean of Social Work oversees all operations of the School of Social Work.

Donna Hardy Cox, MSW, PhD

(709) 864-8044 (t)
(709) 864-2408 (f)