Welcome Message from Naomi White

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

Field, as the signature pedagogy for social work education provides an opportunity to learn and display professionalism, learn and demonstrate strong professional boundaries, learn and demonstrate 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. Whether or not you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, each section has been developed 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 through detailed information, a necessary tool as you take this pivotal journey. 

Naomi White

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

Lakewood Students & Akron Campus Concentration Students 

Becky Thomas
   Becky Thomas, MSW, LISW-S
   UA Lakewood MSW Coordinator
   415D, Polsky Bldg.
   Phone: 330-972-568
   Email: bthomas@uakron.edu

Wayne College 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

Field Education Information       

Undergraduate Program