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Bringing Creativity to Social Work

Ready to change the world? If you’re raring to produce an impact in a creative way that makes diversity a central focus, then social work might be the career for you. To discuss the career field with the HWS campus, Carol Brownstein-Evans, program director of the Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program and associate professor of social work, will deliver a Professionals-in-Residence lecture, titled “A Career in Social Work,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Gulick 100.

Her talk will focus on practice, policy and teaching, giving special attention to how diversity and creativity can be pivotal starting points for success in social work.

To discuss students’ individual interests and questions regarding her line of work, Brownstein-Evans will hold one-on-one coaching sessions in Trinity 109 the following day, Wednesday, March 4 by appointment. Interested students should contact Career Services for an appointment either by phone at ext. 3514 or via e-mail at

Brownstein-Evans has been a social work educator since 1977. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, M.S.W. from Syracuse University and Ph.D. in social science from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her research explores the intersection of maternal substance abuse and child welfare issues. She has been a full-time faculty member at SUNY Brockport and an adjunct faculty member at Nazareth College and has taught across the social work curriculum, bringing her interests in women’s and children’s health, substance abuse and race, class and gender.