Social Work Professor Serves on CSWE Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities

Dr. Jennifer Shepard Payne has been elected to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities.

This council functions to develop social work education resources that are related to issues surrounding disability and the experiences of individuals with disabilities. The council also works to facilitate the full participation of people with disabilities in social work education and is ready to assist in all endeavors related to issues of disability within this field. Finally, the council advocates to include social, political, and economic matters involving disability and individuals with disabilities in the framework of social work education.

CSWE is the national accrediting organization for all BSW and MSW social work programs. For more information on the MSW program, please contact Karen Maynard at or (828) 857-2400.

Article Image
Dr. Jennifer Shepard Payne

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.