Wayne State University School of Social Work faculty and staff are available to provide a variety of services for your organization. Our faculty has expertise working in many areas of social work, as well as with different populations (e.g. children, elderly, homeless). If you have research questions that you would like to explore, our faculty is ready to assist you. 

In addition, faculty and staff can provide support for your organization on projects large and small. All of our professional services are available on a contractual basis. We're equipped to help with short term consultation and longer term technical assistance. We have experience in a range of survey, evaluation, and programming services.

If you have an idea for a project, contact us and we will work with you on developing a research evaluation or consulting projects that fit your needs and your budget. Contact Elizabeth Agius, Associate Director for Research Administration at 313-577-5251 or

We offer technical expertise in:

  • Program design and development
  • Survey research (development, implementation, and analysis)
  • Evaluation design and implementation
  • Focus group facilitation
  • Key informant interviews
  • Needs assessments
  • Data collection and statistical analysis
  • Social marketing
  • Training in best practices and evaluation
  • Staff development

Areas of expertise:

  • Behavioral health
  • Bullying, microaggressions, and peer victimization
  • Child welfare
  • Children and schools
  • Criminal justice and jail and prison diversion
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Diversity and oppression
  • Domestic violence
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Gambling
  • Gerontology
  • Homelessness
  • Juvenile justice
  • Housing
  • Health
  • International social work
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Mental health
  • Music therapy
  • Nonprofit capacity building strategy
  • Parenting
  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social justice organizing
  • Social welfare policy
  • Substance abuse, prevention and treatment
  • Suicide
  • Sustainable community development
  • Sex crimes
  • Sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Urban practice
  • Veterans
  • Women's health
  • Youth and families