School of Social Work

UNCW faculty and MSW students at a conference in Bangalore India

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 service 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
Stacey R. Kolomer, Ph.D., MSSW
Office: McNeill Hall 3098
Phone: (910) 962-2853
Fax: (910) 962-7283

Office of the Associate Director and BSW Program Coordinator
Noell L. Rowan, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Office: McNeill Hall 3070
Phone: (910) 962-2652
Fax: (910) 962-7283

Office of the MSW Program Coordinator
Peter V. Nguyen, Ph.D., LCSW
Office: McNeill Hall 3072
Phone: (910) 962-7642
Fax: (910) 962-7283

Office of the Assistant BSW Program Coordinator
Heather Lang, MSW, LCSWA
Office: Jacksonville Extension Campus
Administration Building, Room #23
Phone: (910) 455-1700
Fax: (910) 455-2281

Office of the Field Education Coordinator
Angie Vandenberg, MSW, ALCSW, VSP
Office: McNeill Hall 3054
Phone: (910) 962-2585
Fax: (910) 962-7283