For over 80 years, the College of Social Work (CoSW) has been a leader in social work education. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.
This high-quality, rigorous program prepares practitioners to navigate the complexities of a contemporary practice landscape by providing education and experiences congruent with advanced practice proficiency among specialized populations.
Justin “Jay” Miller was appointed Dean and Dorothy A. Miller Research Professor in Social Work Education in July 2019. At the time of his appointment, Dean Miller was the youngest dean in the country.
Dean Miller is dedicated to a host of social issues and community outreach, a passion which he brings to his work as an educator and scholar. His research and academic interests focus on child welfare and youth involvement in juvenile systems. His work has shaped practice with foster youth and has informed a myriad of policies and practices related to participatory engagement with youth and families.
UK CoSW DSW Candidates are scholar-practitioners who are equipped to address society’s most complex needs as advanced practitioners, administrators, community leaders, scholars, and educators.