Council on Field Education

The Council on Field Education is a council of the Commission on Educational Policy (COEP). The Council on Field Education advances the role of field education as the signature pedagogy in social work education by promoting, collaborating with, recommending, and distributing information to social work field educators and related membership organizations. The council actively participates in discussions regarding the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards to ensure and strengthen the integration of theory and practice.

Charge From the Commission

The Council on Field Education shall have the following functions:

  • To recommend to COEP policy statements and accreditation standards that advance field education as the signature pedagogy of social work education.
  • To provide leadership and consultation to CSWE and COEP regarding field education as the signature pedagogy.
  • To take leadership in the Field Directors’ Development Institute by reviewing and accepting proposals for the Annual Program Meeting in coordination with the CSWE Council on Conferences and Faculty Development.
  • To plan and facilitate a “Training for New Field Educators” workshop at the Annual Program Meeting.
  • To develop initiatives and disseminate relevant knowledge to assist and/or inform social work educators and various constituencies about field education as the signature pedagogy in social work education.
  • To promote curricular integration between classroom and field education among members of the professional community by encouraging systematically designed, supervised, coordinated, and evaluated field education experiences to educate competent beginning professional social workers.
  • To collaborate with membership organizations such as the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors, regional field education consortia, and the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • To employ a nomination process that assures Field Council representation using a transparent process that is geographically broad and embodies diversity.

Individuals who wish to be added to the Field Directors electronic mailing list should contact dkagehiro@cswe.org. Individuals do not have to be members of CSWE to join the electronic mailing list.

Committee Board
Chair Person
Committee Members
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  • JoAnn McFall
    Associate Director for Field Education
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
    Chair
    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015
  • Rebecca Burgess Brigham
    Director of Field Education
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • Allison M. Curington
    Field Education Coordinator
    University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    01/14/2014 - 06/30/2016
  • Lisa Durham
    Assistant Dean & Field Director
    Ohio State University
    GRANVILLE, OH
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • Saundra Anita Ealy
    Clinical Assistant Profesor
    Arizona State University
    Phoenix, AZ
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • William Fisher
    Associate Professor
    Springfield College
    Holyoke, MA
    Councilor
    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015
  • Heather J. Gillis
    Director of Field Education
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • Denice Goodrich Liley
    Associate Professor
    Boise State University
    Boise, ID
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Freda J. Herrington
    Director of Field Education
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • Cindy A. Hunter
    Director of Field Placement
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Raesa Kaiteris
    Associate Director of Field Education
    Yeshiva University
    New City, NY
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
  • Karen S. Knox
    Professor
    Texas State University
    Red Rock, TX
    Councilor
    07/31/2012 - 06/30/2015
  • Laura A. Lewis
    Director of Field Education
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • AnneMarie Montijo
    Director of Field Education
    Adelphi University
    Garden City, NY
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Ann Petrila
    Director of Field Education
    University of Denver
    Denver, CO
    Councilor
    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
  • Lisa M Richardson
    Director of MSW Field Education
    St. Catherine University and University of Saint Thomas Collaborative
    Saint Paul, MN
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Lynda R. Sowbel
    Associate Professor
    Hood College
    Frederick, MD
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Sharon Wilson
    Co-Director
    Ursuline College
    Pepper Pike, OH
    Councilor
    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015
  • Marleen Wong
    Assistant Dean & Director of Field Education
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Riva Zeff
    Field Director/Clinical Professor
    Seattle University
    Seattle, WA
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014