The School of Social Work's faculty is comprised of scholars, clinicians, scientists, and leaders from a variety of industries—all dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable. Their research centers, institutes, and labs offer opportunities to collaborate, host programming, and facilitate student learning and engagement.

Meet Our Faculty

Our renowned faculty are researchers and scholars as well as practicing clinicians, policy makers, and nonprofit directors who specialize in a variety of critical topics such as mental health, global migration, child protection, and productive aging.

Robin Warsh


Alejandro Olayo-Méndez

Assistant Professor

Summer Sherburne Hawkins

Associate Professor

Tyrone M. Parchment

Assistant Professor

Our Faculty


Full-time faculty members


Part-time faculty members


Student–faculty ratio

Faculty Books

Engaging in place-based work and transcending disciplines to tackle complex social problems amplifies and strengthens the contributions of the School of Social Work. When we are in partnership with communities and with scholars from across our universities, our work not only has translational impact, but solutions to the world’s most complex problems are within closer reach.
Gautam N. Yadama, Dean

Faculty News

Crisis Migration 


Research With Impact

Our faculty are engaged in research that improves peoples' lives, from former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, to homeless families in Massachusetts. Read more about the projects taking place in Boston and around the world.