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Shining a light on our remarkable faculty 

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November 17, 2023
To acknowledge her decade-long academic and mentoring support to Tallinn social work doctoral candidates, Dr. Diana DiNitto is being awarded an Honorary…
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November 14, 2023
The President’s Award for Global Learning 2023-2024 faculty programs have been announced, and SHS received one of four Presidential Awards for Global Learning…
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October 26, 2023
Dean Allan Cole announced the appointment of Joan Asseff to serve as the next Assistant Dean for Master’s Programs at the Steve Hicks…
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October 20, 2023
Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D., the Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Steve…
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Why the Steve Hicks School?

Ranked among the best ten schools of social work in the nation and located in the vibrant city of Austin, we offer a caring, small-sized community in a top-tier research university.

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Directed by social work faculty, these institutes focus on interdisciplinary, scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research.

Partnering with hundreds of agencies and professional social workers to provide structured, experiential learning opportunities, build capacity in the community, and advance social justice.

The DiNitto Career Center (DCC) is a one-stop shop for career advising serving social work students and alumni.

Explore online and in-person continuing education opportunities from our Office of Professional Development.

Meet Our Dean: Allan Cole, Ph.D.

Appointed as Dean in 2022, Dr. Allan Cole is passionate about promoting social and economic justice, alleviating critical social problems, and enhancing human well-being.

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We educate social workers with a passion for social justice and making a difference in the world.