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Macro Specialization Curricular Guide


Macro Specialization Curricular Guide-Steering Committee: Produced in partnership with ACOSA, NSWM, and ISP, with oversight from CSWE, the Special Commission is proud to be leading the design of the first ever CSWE Macro Specialization Curricular Guide. The purpose of the guide is to provide social work programs with parameters with which to design macro track concentrations. Look out for the guide to be released Fall 2018!


  • Community Practice: Tracy Soska, Mary Ohmer, Jenn Zelnick, Shane Brady
  • Administrative/Management Practice: Bruce Friedman, Michalle Mor Barak, Karen Hopkins, Amy Cohen-Callow
  • Policy Practice: Sunny Rome, Suzanne Pritzker, Linda Plitt-Donaldson, Mimi Abramovitz


Macro Specialization Curricular Guide Task Force Members

Amy Murphy-Nugen, Western Carolina University

Amy Tauati, Azusa Pacific University

Andrea L. Jones, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Baorong Guo, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Barry Rosenberg, Washington University in St. Louis

Benjamin Lough, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brooke Blaalid, University of South Dakota

Carly Burton, Simmons College

Carolyn G. Peabody, Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare

Cathy McElderry, Southeast Missouri State University

Cheryl A. Hyde, Temple University

Chris Fike, Saginaw Valley State University

Cindy Sousa, Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Colleen Fisher, University of Minnesota

Cyndi Amato, University of New England

Diane Loeffler, University of Kentucky

Diane R Bessel, Daemen College

Diane R. Martell, Rhode Island College

Donna McIntosh, Siena College

Eli Bartle, California State University Northridge

Emmerentie Oliphant, Stephen F. Austin State University

Fredi Giesler, UW Oshkosh

Gautam N. Yadama, Boston College School of Social Work

Heather A. McCabe, Indiana University School of Social Work

Isabel Logan, Eastern Connecticut State University

James R Carter, Wright State University

Jason Ostrander, Sacred Heart University, Department of Social Work

Jennifer R. Jewell, Salisbury University

Jill E. Murray, Southern University at New Orleans

Jimmy Young, California State University San Marcos

Jing Guo, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Jodi Jacobson Frey, University of Maryland Baltimore

Jose A Ramos Jr., Cal State University Northridge

Larry Breitenstein, Slippery Rock University

LaTamera Woodley, TN Dept of Human Services

Lauri Goldkind, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham

Linda S Schmidt, Western Michigan University

Lisa Clifton, Asbury University

Lisa Hawash, Portland State University School of Social Work

Lois A. Bosch, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Maria Beam, Oakland University

Mary E. Daly, Mansfield University

Mary Nienow, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Maureen MacNamara, Appalachian State University

Melinda Lewis, University of Kansas

Michel A. Coconis, Union Institute & University/ACOSA

Molly W. Metzger, Washington University in St. Louis

Nancy Morrow, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Pamela Chiang, Eastern Connecticut State University

Peter A. Kindle, University of South Dakota

Randy J Baxter, Spring Arbor University

René D. Olate, The Ohio State University

Scott Harding, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Sheila Crowley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sherron Wilkes, Miles College

Stephen Monroe Tomczak, Southern Connecticut State University

Stephen W. Stoeffler, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Tamara K. Hicks, Johnson C. Smith University

Theresa Kreif, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Thomas P. Felke, Florida Gulf Coast University

Tonya VanDeinse, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Valerie Cuffee, George Mason University