Teaching recognized for excellence

Our world-class faculty creates an exciting, enriched and empowered space for learning, research and service—nine members have been honored with the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and 12 were elected to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Highly diverse and widely recognized, our faculty bring a scientific perspective to some of the most pressing social issues of our day, along with a deep commitment to nurturing culturally competent and skilled social work professionals. 

GSA honors Nancy R. Hooyman

The Gerontological Society of America has named Nancy R. Hooyman, UW School of Social Work professor and dean emerita, the 2022 Donald P. Kent Award recipient—a distinguished honor given to a GSA member who exemplifies the highest standard of professional leadership in gerontology.


Gavin and Levy honored

Professors Amelia Gavin (right above) and Rona Levy were named Fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, recognizing their distinguished scholarship.