The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (Academy) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare...
Our Mission

Suggest a Grand Challenge

The AASWSW Grand Challenges Executive Committee seeks to identify approximately Twelve Grand Challenges facing Social Work that can be meaningfully changed in a decade of intensive collaborative work grounded in science and practice. We welcome your suggestions.

Keep in mind that a grand challenge must meet the following criteria:

  • Challenge must be big, important, and compelling.
  • Scientific evidence indicates that the challenge could be solved.
  • Meaningful and measurable progress to address the challenge can be made in a decade.
  • The challenge is likely to generate interdisciplinary or cross-sector collaboration.
  • Solution to the challenge requires significant innovation.

Fellow Highlights

New Fellow Information

Welcome our new fellow members.

12 new Fellows comprise the class of 2014. They are: Wendy Auslander, PhD, Jill Duerr Berrick, PhD, Diane DePanfilis, PhD, Jan Steven Greenberg, PhD, Shenyang Guo, PhD, Amy Horowitz, PhD, Susan L. Hughes, PhD, Gerald Mallon, DSW, Mark I. Singer, PhD, John Tropman, PhD, Karina L. Walters, PhD and Fred Wulczyn, PhD.