Welcome Message 

Welcome and congratulations as you approach the final stretch of your formal social work education: Field education, a classroom without walls.  

Field, as the signature pedagogy for social work education provides an opportunity to learn and demonstrate professionalism, strong professional boundaries, a teachable attitude while experientially integrating classroom knowledge. 

Field can be exciting, fun, and most likely will be the most challenging aspect of your student experience with us. You are encouraged to begin this final stretch by spending quality time familiarizing yourself with the field education feature of our social work website. Undergraduate or a graduate student, each section is designed for easy access, efficiency, and innovation. This is our attempt to reduce the anxiety that is a natural aspect of your field education experience, a classroom without walls, while increasing the role of excitement and fun  (yes, we said fun and field in the same sentence) through detailed information, a necessity as you take this pivotal journey.
Congratulations! We look forward to serving you.

Field Education Information

Overall Field Education |
Akron Campus- Undergraduate & Graduate Foundation Students

Naomi White

   Naomi White, MSW
   Coordinator of Field Education
   Senior Instructor
   407, Polsky Bldg.
   Phone: 330-972-5978
   Email: naomi1@uakron.edu

Lakewood Graduate Students | Akron Campus Concentration Students 

Becky Thomas
   Becky Thomas, MSW, LISW-S
   UA Lakewood MSW Coordinator
   415D, Polsky Bldg.
   Phone: 330-972-5682
   Email: bthomas@uakron.edu

Wayne College Undergraduate Students  

Lisa Crites
   Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S
   BA/BASW Wayne Coordinator
   A-127, Wayne College
   Phone: 330-972-8707
   Email: lkc6@uakron.edu


Child Welfare University Partnership Program (UPP)

Melissa McCollister
   Melissa McCollister, Ph.D., MSW          
   Campus Coordinator   
   University Partnership Program   
   410, Polsky Bldg.   
   Phone: 330-972-5287
   Email: mkm12@uakron.edu

For UPP brochure and application:

UPP Brochure

UPP Application