Community-embedded (adjunct) faculty

Practicing professionals bring real-world experience.

Our teaching ranks are bolstered by community-embedded (adjunct) faculty who teach across our B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs and serve as field liaisons through our Office of Field Education. Many of these faculty are VCU social work alumni who have maintained close ties with the school and continue the tradition of teaching excellence they experienced as students.

Community-embedded faculty are primarily practicing and working professionals whose perspectives are informed by their life and work and who bring that expertise and lived experience to our campus and virtual classrooms. Most semesters, one or more of our current Ph.D. students teach in the B.S.W. or M.S.W. programs after successfully completing a third-year teaching practicum. 

Together, all these faculty help prepare the next generation of social workers. 

Summer 2024