Faculty Directory

Susan Coleman

Assistant Dean, Field Education


Assistant Dean Coleman shares over 30 years of human services experience in Massachusetts, with her students and colleagues.  She has worked with vulnerable populations in several settings - with children and families in the child welfare system and with adults with experiencing mental health, substance abuse or other social/emotional concerns.  Her expertise in supervision and staff management includes consultation, coaching and programming.  As a lifelong practitioner in the Boston area, Sue builds on her connections in the community to form strong partnerships with agency administrators and field instructors.  As a social work educator, Sue is focused on modeling the social work values and professional skills needed by the next generation of social workers.

Selected Appointments & Awards

CSWE Field Council, 2016–2022

Professional Activities

New England Consortium of Field Directors in Graduate Social Work Education

Clinical Practice Experience

1988–1991, Clinical Supervisor, Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Department of Social Services

1991–2000, Interim Director and Senior Clinician, Federal Employee Assistance Program, U.S. Office of Personnel Management