Some of the best known, well-respected journals are conduits of our faculty scholarship, including Social Service Review, Social Work, The Gerontologist, Child Welfare, Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, Affilia, Families in Society, and Social Work in Health Care. Our faculty serve on over 15 editorial boards for professional journals.
The faculty of the School of Social Work focus their research in one (or a combination) of the following areas: Child Welfare, Family Violence, Aging and End-of-Life Care, Diversity and Social Justice, Gender and Sexuality, Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse, and Organizations and Communities.
“For me, it just keeps coming back to: How will my research have a direct, real impact on the lives of children and their families?” Carol Coohey, Professor
Research and Creative Production in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As part of a top-tier, AAU-accredited public research university, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences holds scholarly, scientific, and artistic discovery at the heart of our mission.
Throughout our departments and programs, our professors are at the forefront of their disciplines. They bring their world-class research and artistry into their classrooms, studios, and labs, giving students the unparalleled opportunity to learn right from the source of the latest innovations in knowledge and practice.
Graduate students and many undergraduates work side-by-side with faculty members, conducting breakthrough research and creative production that advances humanity’s understanding of ourselves and the complex, ever-changing world in which we live.
The creation of knowledge and understanding is an exhilarating and never-ending mission—and is at the core of every University of Iowa liberal arts and sciences education.