Social Work

The School of Social Work at Southern University at New Orleans is located in a culturally diverse city which serves as an incubator for our students. Through various community activities, our students can operationalize the themes of our program…advocacy, empowerment and transformation.

This environment allows our students to become active participants in strengthening the residents, communities, and organizations of our great city and surrounding parishes. Our programs prepare our students to recognize and address the inequities in social justice and human rights for all but more importantly for persons who are disenfranchised.

With all the domestic and international environmental and societal concerns that permeate our local and global society, it is a wonderful and rewarding time to become a social worker. Our faculty represents a cross section of experiences and training and willingly brings to the classroom their experiences in and knowledge of research, community empowerment, health care, mental health and  evidence based interventions with children, families, youth and the elderly. We encourage you to link to our faculty and contact them.

Our rigorous academic programs are known throughout this region. Both our BSW and MSW students are actively recruited upon graduation. You also will locate relevant information for potential students, including our MSW application, our BSW & MSW course descriptions, our educational philosophy and student activities.

Please take time to know us. Our faculty, staff, students and administrators are eager to respond to your inquiries.

Faculty and Staff

 

Dr. Rebecca A. Chaisson

Dean

New Science Building, Room 216

504-286-5376 

rchaisson@suno.edu

 
Alexander, Camille 
Administrative Specialist/Title 4E Budget Manager 
NSC 212 
5453

 
Barrett-Merrick, Gladys 
Director, BSW Program/ Assistant Professor, Social Work 
NS 211D 
5071

 
Blanchard, Edgar V. 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
NS 210D 
5076

 
Brooks, Linda 
Administrative Assistant, Social Work 
NS 216 
5378

 
Edgerson, Susan 
Field Coordinator, Social Work 
NS 210E 
5081

 
Freeman, Derrick 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 203C 
5079

 
Montegut, Claude 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
NS 210B 
5058

 
Murray, Jill E. 
Associate Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 213B 
5373

 
Neighbors, Ira Arthell 
Associate Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 212D 
5371

 
Odom, Samuel 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 210B 
5077

 
Russell, Harry 
Associate Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 211A 
5073

 
Sanders, Torin T. 
Assistant Professor, Social Work  
New Science Building, Room 210A 
5055

 
Schroeder, Sybil 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
NSC 211 
5080

 
Sentino, Patrice 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
NSC 203 
5469

 
Smith, Tina 
Retention Counselor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 210C 
5557

 
Tyler, Darlene 
Administrative Assistant II, Social Work 
NS 211 
5376

 
Wise, Gail 
Assistant Professor, Social Work 
New Science Building, Room 203D 
5052

BSW Student Learning Outcomes

Social Work Graduate Program

Field Supervisor's Handbook

DID YOU KNOW?

In September 2009, Angela Sutton ('99) became the youngest Superintendent of the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility for Women in Madison, Indiana when she was appointed at the age of 33.