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Stories of Impact


It’s the driving force behind our curriculum, our programs, our research, and our community engagement. These stories provide just a few examples of the ways our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are impacting the field and transforming lives.


2023 Message from the Dean

Benjamin Lough, Dean and Professor

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Providing Hope—and Health—for Children

Tara Powell , Associate Professor

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Promoting Social Change Through Public Engagement

Kevin Tan , Associate Professor

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Helping Foster Youths Find a Better Future

Judy Havlicek , Associate Professor

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Fulbright Scholar’s Taiwanese University Collaboration

Chi Fang Wu, PhD Program Director, Professor

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Against All Odds

Leyda Garcia-Greenawalt , BSW '19, MSW '21

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Providing Help for Victims of Violence and Crime

Rachel Garthe, Associate Professor, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Lab

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