Michael S. Spencer
Professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean in Social Work

At the UW School of Social Work, we are dedicated to teaching excellence, cutting-edge research, and deepening our commitment to the communities we serve. We champion the role of science in accelerating social good and the importance of trust in sustaining partnerships that create real and lasting change. 

Today, we are redefining student engagement, elevating public service, demonstrating socially responsible research, and building authentic relationships with our community partners. Our foundational tenets of economic, social and racial justice drive everything we do and advance our greater goal of equity for all.