Commission on Educational Policy

The Commission on Educational Policy identifies pedagogical concerns in social work education and works with other CSWE bodies to address these issues. The commission reviews current CSWE programs that are related to educational policy and planning, and suggests activities that would strengthen and expand CSWE's leadership role in matters of education. Finally, the commission periodically writes a statement of social work curriculum policy that is used by the Commission on Accreditation to formulate CSWE's accreditation standards.

Charge From the Board of Directors

The Commission on Educational Policy shall have the following functions:

  • to prepare, at periodic intervals not to exceed 7 years, a statement of social work curriculum policy to encourage excellence in educational programs and to be used by the Commission on Accreditation in formulating and revising accreditation standards;
  • to identify educational issues in need of attention at all levels of social work education;
  • to establish priorities for action in the area of educational policy and planning;
  • to review current Council on Social Work Education programs related to educational policy and planning;
  • to refer pertinent educational policy issues to various CSWE bodies; and
  • to recommend means of implementing and coordinating activities in order to support and extend the CSWE's education leadership role.


Council on Field Education
Council on Practice Methods and Specializations

Report to the Board of Directors, Feb 2022



  • Ziblim Abukar

    BSW Program Director

    Westfield State University

  • Robin Arndt

    Director, Field & Continuing Education

    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Patricia Derosiers

    Department Head, Associate Professor

    Western Kentucky University

  • Rachel Forbes


    University of Denver

  • Cynthia Franklin

    Director of External Relations, Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health

    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Christine Fulmer

    MSW Program Director

    Liberty University

  • Frances Kominkiewicz

    Director, Social Work Program; Professor; Chair, Department of Social Work and Gerontology

    Saint Mary’s College

  • Malikah Marrus

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of BSW Field Education

    University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

  • Kathy McGraw Oquelí

    Director of MSW Programs & Clinical Assistant Professor

    Tulane University

  • Anthony Natale

    Associate Professor

    University of Oklahoma

  • Melanie O’Neil

    Director, School of Social Work

    Arizona State University

  • Helen Petracchi

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    University of Pittsburgh

  • Melissa Reitmeier

    Director of Field Education & Clinical Associate Professor

    University of South Carolina

  • Karen Rice

    Associate Professor

    Millersville University

  • Lacey Sloan

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Auburn University at Montgomery

  • Kelly Ward


    Delaware State University

  • Raquel Warley

    Director of Field Education

    Mercy College

  • Kiana Webb-Robinson

    Director of Field Education

    Savannah State University