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(Updated  1/9/17)​
In December, FIU’s School of Social Work enjoyed the graduation of 20 BSSW students and 31 MSW students. MSW graduate, Michelle Paisner, and BSSW graduate, Brielle Obando, were each awarded a Dean’s Excellence Award at the College’s reception immediately following graduation.

Dr. Shanna Burke, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, received a grant for research on Alzheimer’s funded by the Florida Department of Health through the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Dr. Burke will collaborate with Christopher Barnes and Kevin Hanson from the Translational Science Information Technology Department at the University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Miriam Potocky, Professor in the School of Social Work, received the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund. Congratulations to Drs. Burke and Potocky!

The School of Social Work is currently looking to hire for 3 faculty positions: 2 Assistant Professor positions and 1 Associate Professor. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512385 at .

The School has a number of continuing education events coming up:

  • The biannual Field Instructors’ Training (16 CEUs) on February 2nd and 3rd from 8:30 am to 5 pm. This training meets the requirements for the Qualified Supervisor Training. For information and registration, please contact Irene Martinez at 305-348-3881 or

  • Licensure Renewal Workshops will be offered on February 10th from 8:30 am to 5 pm featuring courses on Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, and Ethics & Boundaries. Attendees can register for one workshop, all workshops or a combination. For more information, please go to