Dr. Barbara W. White

Dean | University of Texas at Austin

Barbara White is being recognized for her entrepreneurship over the course of her distinguished career.

Appointed University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work dean in 1993, White was president of CSWE from 1998–2001 and previously held the same position with the National Association of Social Workers. She has also served on the International Association of Schools of Social Work’s Board of Directors and was previously director of Florida State University’s MSW program.

An enthusiastic public speaker, White holds the Centennial Professorship in Leadership and is an accomplished scholar in the areas of cultural diversity, women, and domestic violence.

Award: Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award

Citation: Barbara White is being honored for her leadership roles in social work education and practice that have taken the profession into new positive directions