College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Joan Blakey receives prestigious social work service and leadership award

Joan Blakey

Joan Blakey, associate professor and director of the School of Social Work, is a recipient of the prestigious 2023 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Established Faculty Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award.

The award recognizes a social work educator with 10 years or longer of service and leadership excellence and pays tribute to their extraordinary contributions in leadership and service that have advanced and promoted social work education locally, nationally, or globally.

Blakey holds a BS and MSW from the University and a PhD in social work from the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include child advocacy, protection, and welfare; diversity, equity, and inclusion; justice and corrections; substance use and substance use treatment; and trauma and trauma-informed care. She also focuses on anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices within the social work profession.

Blakey will receive the award at the CSWE’s 69th Annual Program Meeting, taking place October 26 to 29 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn more about Blakey, her research, and her roles within CSWE.