Scholarship and Service in a Changing World
Greetings from Dean Jeanne C. Marsh
It is a great privilege to serve as dean as we celebrate the Centennial of the School of Social Service Administration.
Throughout this Centennial site, you will find many examples of what makes SSA a unique institution. Our faculty’s influence on the profession of social work and the field of social welfare has been historically, and continues to be, far-reaching and enduring. SSA students are extraordinarily talented and deeply committed to social welfare issues. And SSA graduates are exactly the leaders and innovators we need working in the public and non-profit sectors.
Profile of Distinction
"I’m creative. I’m thinking. I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing," extols Judith Branman Caldwell on her groundbreaking work as a senior social worker at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center. "And, I could not be where I am now if not for SSA, where my journey started."
The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares professionals to handle society's most difficult problems by developing new knowledge and promoting a deeper understanding of the causes and human costs of social inequities. Learn more about SSA's history and our future through this interactive timeline as we celebrate our 100th anniversary.
This symposium will consider how the contributions of these innovators provide effective models for transferring social science knowledge into agency practice.
Watch a video about the amazing work of the faculty and students at the SSA, and about the blessings and challenges of the current landmark building.
Learn about how a new research pavilion will help the SSA tap new resources, take advantage of new technologies, and continue to advance the field of social work.
Harold Pollack is a Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, and faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His recent research concerns HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts for injection drug users, drug abuse and dependence among welfare recipients and pregnant women, infant mortality prevention, and child health.