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Social Work

Contact Information

Yeongmin Kim
Department Chair & Associate Professor 
Phone: 262-472-1212
Location: Laurentide Hall 5205
Sarah Hessenauer
MSW Program Coordinator & Professor
Phone: 262-472-1203
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201/CEC-Rm. 160
Deanna Guthrie
BSW Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1881
Location: Laurentide Hall 5209
Susan Morris
Department Assistant
Phone: 262-472-1137
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201

Honors Program

The Department of Social Work fully supports the mission of the University Honors Program. Although we do not not offer specific honors sections of our social work courses, our faculty and staff are willing to partner with you if you want to add an H-Option project to your social work course and seek out the Honors Program designation for your transcripts.

If you want to develop a unique to you learning activity to make a social work class an H-Option, please review the links below and reach out to your instructor.

Quotes from Honors Program Social Work Majors

Honors Student Allison Salisbury"I strongly recommend enrolling in the Honors Program, taking honors courses for GenEds, and completing H-options in major and minor courses. While completing H-options for the Social Work Department, I had the opportunity to delve into a chapter, further research course content, and present information to my classmates. For H-options in my major courses, I was passionate about learning material beyond course requirements and believe I received greater benefit from these projects. I recommend completing Social Work H-options because students can further develop their practice and professional skills by researching a topic or skill of their choice." - Allison Salisbury, UWW Social Work Alumna, Completed H-option projects in Dr. Sarah Hessenauer’s SOCWORK 102 course, Drs. Kristi Law and Sarah Hessenauer’s New Student Seminar course, and Dr. Kathy Drechsler’s SOCWORK 371 course

Brittany Redden"Through the honors program I have been able to work with numerous professors on specific projects, travel to South Dakota in order to present at the Upper Midwest Regional Honors conference (pictured left), as well as attend field trips. Through the social work department in particular, I was able to get 9 honors credits thanks to working with Professor Anderson on numerous H-option projects. By working with Professor Anderson, I was able to feel more comfortable in the social work department as well as find a mentor to aid me throughout my college experience. By participating in the honors program on campus and within my major I have been able to feel more comfortable talking to professors in my department and more willing to challenge myself to attempt large projects, as well as face my biggest fear of public speaking." - Brittany Redden, UWW Social Work Alumna, Completed H-option projects in Dr. Jennifer Anderson’s SOCWORK 311 and 371 courses