Key Departmental Contacts

MSW program inquiries should be directed to Fran Greene at 864-4859 or

The MSW Student Services Coordinator is a professional staff person of the School of Social Work. The MSW 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
Phone: (709) 864-2557
Fax: (709) 864-2408

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 MSW Student Services Coordinator.

The Associate Dean coordinates PATHWAY and Pathway Scholarship and ensures an appropriate match between the student and a faculty mentor and/or community advisor. The Associate Dean provides advice on acceptable PATHWAY products, completion of documents, and other matters related to MSW PATHWAY/Pathway Scholarship.

Ross A. Klein, MSW, PhD
Phone: (709) 864-8147
Fax: (709) 864-2408

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

Brenda Collins
Phone: (709) 864-7349
Fax: (709) 864-7026


MSW Program Chair 

Dr. Catherine de Boer
Phone: (709) 864-2554

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
Phone: (709) 864-8381
Fax: (709) 864-2408

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

Dr. Ross Klein, Interim Dean
Phone: (709)864-8044
Fax: (709)864-3503


School of Social Work

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000