UW School of Social Work

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Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
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Edwina S. Uehara

Edwina S. Uehara


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National leader in innovative social work science, service and practice, Edwina (Eddie) Satsuki Uehara joined the University of Washington faculty in 1990 and was named Dean of the School of Social Work in 2006. 

Karina Walters

Karina Walters


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Karina L. Walters, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Associate Dean for Research, the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, and the Director and Principal Investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI; NIMHD P60MD006909) at the University of Washington. IWRI was one of 16 National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Comprehensive Centers of Excellence and one of two devoted to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) research in the country.

Margaret L. Spearmon (Ret.)

Margaret L. Spearmon (Ret.)


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Dr. Margaret L. Spearmon is a senior lecturer and chief officer of community engagement and diversity at the UW School of Social Work. She is the co-founder of Inclusive Engagements, LLC. In social work education, Dr.

Rona L. Levy

Rona L. Levy


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Dr. Levy is professor of social work and adjunct professor of medicine and psychology. Her primary research interests focus on the psychosocial aspects of health, including women’s health issues, chronic pain, the intergenerational transmission of illness behavior, childhood and adult obesity prevention and treatment, and behavioral medicine. She received her bachelor of arts from Antioch College, and her master in social work, doctorate and master in public health from the University of Michigan.

William Vesneski

William Vesneski


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Dr. Vesneski joined the School of Social Work faculty as a full-time lecturer in 2015. He teaches across the MSW curriculum as well as in the social welfare doctoral program. His research focuses on child welfare law and policy and he publishes in both social work and legal journals.