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School of Social Work

Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work homepage and website.  On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and thousands of alumni colleagues, I encourage you to take some time to learn more about us or to re-affirm your passion for LUC’s SSW by reading the latest updates.

As the School continues its 100th Anniversary celebration this year, it is my special honor to serve as Dean during this milestone event.  The proud history and bright future of the school are so vibrantly manifested in the classes, programs, and partnerships we have developed and continue to forge as we move forward. 

Our number one commitment is to develop and support professional social work training for our students, so I particularly encourage you to examine our curricular and continuing educational offerings.  The faculty here represent the most talented social work practice instructors you will encounter.  At Loyola University Chicago, learning is not limited to the classrooms as you will see.  Our local, national, and international partnerships provide a rich and diverse approach to support professional training, a commitment to lifelong learning, and developing the skills to address some of the most complex social issues of our times. 

Again, welcome to our site.  I hope you enjoy visiting this space and that you will find many things that encourage and support you in your life’s journey and professional development.



Darrell P. Wheeler, PHD, MPH, ACSW

Dean & Professor


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