About Us

Mission Statement

The School of Social Work is dedicated to a course of study and professional preparation that educates students, pursues scholarly inquiry and performs community services in order to promote a strengths approach to social work practice. Such an approach will teach students practice skills that advance the empowerment and well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities as they explore policies and programs to ensure social welfare and quality social work practice.

Program Accreditation
The School of Social Work baccalaureate and master programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Offices of Administration

Office of the Director

Lori Messinger, Ph.D., MA, MSW.

Office: McNeill Hall 3098

Phone: (910) 962-3687

Fax: (910) 962-7283

Email: messingerl@uncw.edu



Office of the Associate Director/

MSW Program Coordinator

Stacey R. Kolomer, Ph.D., MSSW

Office: McNeill Hall 3072

Phone: (910) 962-2853

Fax: (910) 962-7283

Email: kolomers@uncw.edu


Office of the BSW Program Coordinator

Noell L. Rowan, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW

Office: McNeill Hall 3070

Phone: (910) 962-2652

Fax: (910) 962-7283

Email: rowann@uncw.edu













Office of the Interim Field Education Coordinator



















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