Welcome from the Associate Dean for Research

Richard Smith, Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Welcome to the Wayne State University School of Social Work! We strive to be a globally recognized site of dynamic urban social work research. What is research? Research is using your time machine to overstand the past and make the future now. It’s fixing your car with a toothbrush. Listening. Research is building trusted relationships to learn together. Learn about our faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and staff for two research centers as we Democratize, Decarcerate, Decarbonize. and Decolonize knowledge in the D. 

Dr. Richard Smith
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
(313) 577-2262
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