Social Work Commencement

We're excited to be celebrating our Commencement for the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14. Only registered graduates and guests (maximum of four) may attend, but you can watch a live stream of both our ceremonies here or on Facebook

  • M.S.W. - 9 a.m. ET
  • B.S.W. - 1 p.m. ET


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Portrait of Stephanie Odera

Stephanie G. Odera, Ed.D.

Director of field education and associate professor in teaching


Ed.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University

Notable awards, honors and appointments

VCU Division of Inclusive Excellence Educational Fellow (as of September 2019)

Teaching Areas and Interests

  • SLWK 791: Racially-Just Social Work Practice
  • Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  • School-based social work practice


Selected publications

Wagaman, M. A., Odera, S. G., & Fraser, D. V. (2019). A pedagogical model for teaching racial justice in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education