Dr. Linda Ault
Interim Director, School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is home to two outstanding programs, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our programs are led by highly trained and experienced faculty and excellent advisors, and we welcome motivated students who seek quality education. We offer in-depth knowledge based on current research within the profession, along with experiential learning opportunities to apply that knowledge in a practical learning environment. For general questions about our school, please email email@example.com, or visit our BSW or MSW website pages.
Our NKU Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Celebrate NKU School of Social Work Alum and Adjunct Faculty member Jason Merrick's KCDC Substance Abuse Program. The program has had six years of success helping more than 500 inmates per year since 2015. Check out the What's Happening in Kenton County article from the Spring/Summer 2021 issue to find out all about the program.
The school of social work graduate students, Sarah Martin and Tala Al Masri, have been selected as NKU’s winners of the 2021 W. Frank Steely Library Research Award! Excellence in research has earned and supported through Dr. Suk-hee Kim’s two funded research projects in the School of Social Work.
We are pleased to share that Justin Sanford’s research project was selected as the best presentation at the 2021 Online Celebration by a committee of faculty and staff reviewers. Congratulations to Justin – we are all so proud! Justin's exploratory, cross sectional study aimed to provide a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting mental health outcomes. 391 adults provided data through a self-administered survey. The survey revealed the depth of the mental health crisis we are in while providing insight for how social work clinicians can impactfully respond.
Read the latest interview on MSWOnline.org for Dr. Brown's "Expert in the Field" spotlight. NKU was selected to be listed on MSWOnline.org's online program highlited from the US.
Congratulations to Dr. Suk-hee Kim on receiving the NIH Federal Grat Subaward through the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
The HEALing (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Communities Study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Optimizing HEALing in Ohio Communities is a project with Addiction Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Department, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Northern Kentucky University has been sub awarded to conduct essential functions to carry out the proposed study. Dr. Suk-hee Kim, associate professor, in the CHHS’ School of Social Work at NKU, will closely work with the University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice Intervention Design Team, provide expertise in the implementation of evidence-based practices in criminal justice settings, and serve as the County Lead for the Criminal Justice Intervention Design Team in Guernsey County in Ohio over the study period.
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Suk-hee Kim for winning this prestigious award, which recognizes a social work educator's exemplary achievements
within the last 10 years in at least two areas; research and scholarship, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership.
Congratulations to Northern Kentucky University’s Dr. Suk-hee Kim, who received the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work
Education (CORSW) Community Impact Award, a national recognition that celebrates feminist leadership models in social work education. See the link for more details about her significant accomplishment!
Congratulations to Dr. Katie Terhune, who is involved in the global initiative along with 31 other universities, who highlight the role higher education can play in responding to the opportunities and challenges associated with our aging population.
Congrats to Dr. Kevin Lotz, who presented "We Didn't Start the First" Field Education in the LGBTQIA+ Homeless Shelter at the 66th Annual CSWE Conference, which discussed how to help equip and engage in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion to transform challenges into assets, and also how to navigate matters of intersectionality and cultural sensitivity.