Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice

Charge From the Board of Directors

The Commission for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice shall promote in social work education inclusion, equity, social and economic justice, and the integration of knowledge of how the multiple aspects of human diversity intersect. The commission shall perform this function through establishing and advancing collaborative partnerships with all Council on Social Work Education diversity and social justice-related commissions and affiliated groups, including external intra-professional and multidisciplinary partnerships. The commission shall work directly with all organizational units of the Council on endeavors related to diversity and social and economic justice, and serve in an advisory capacity to the Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Concerning itself with the impacts of oppression, power and privilege, the Commission shall also initiate and support efforts to expand the presence of historically oppressed and under-represented populations among students, faculty, and staff in social work education programs.

2012–2013 Annual Update



Committee Board
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  • Ruth G. McRoy
    Donahue and DiFelice Endowed Professor
    Boston College
    Sacramento, CA
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Jenny Jones
    Associate Professor & MSW Program Director
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Tallahassee, FL
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Noreen Mokuau
    Interim Dean & Professor
    University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
    Honolulu, HI
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Susan Neely-Barnes
    MSW Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
    University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN
    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
  • Sylvia Romero
    Waukegan, IL
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Michele A Rountree
    Associate Professor
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Cathryne Schmitz
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Greensboro, NC
    07/01/2010 - 06/30/2016
  • Martell Teasley
    University of Texas at San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015
  • Leslie E. Tower
    Associate Professor
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown, WV
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Qingwen Xu
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA
    11/26/2013 - 06/30/2017