Dean Jay Miller Named Social Worker of The Year

College of Social Work (COSW) Dean Jay Miller has been named 2020 Social Worker of The Year.

Dean Miller received the award during Social Work Lobby Day activities at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Tuesday. The award, which is given by several professional social work associations, honors significant impacts in advancing the profession. Of note, Dean Miller was recognized for his work to integrate social work regulatory and educational processes, innovations in preparing practitioners for advanced practice, and for his research about wellness and self-care among helping professionals. Previous recipients of the award include Rep. Susan Westrom and Rep. Jim Wayne (2018).

In addition to receiving the award, Dean Miller delivered a riveting address that challenged social work practitioners and students to be meaningfully involved in systems change.

Please join the COSW in congratulating Dean Miller on this tremendous achievement! He can be reached at Justin.Miller1@uky.edu should you wish to reach out to him personally.