Key Departmental Contacts

 MSW program inquiries should be directed to:

The Student Services Coordinator (Graduate programs) is a professional staff member with the School of Social Work. The Student Services Coordinator (Graduate programs) supports the administration and coordination of the MSW and PhD Programs including marketing, admissions, plans of study, student relations and inquiries, developing program policies and procedures and program evaluation.

Ashley Curnew, MSW, RSW
Phone: (709) 864-2557
Fax: (709) 864-2408

The Associate Dean of Graduate Programs 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.


The Academic Program Assistant provides support to the Associate Dean and facilitates contact with students, as needed.

Jessica Canning
Phone: (709) 864-2556

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.

June Kirkland-Smith, MSW, RSW
Phone: (709) 864-8146
Fax: (709) 864-2408

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