School of Social Work

About Us

The School of Social Work is home to programs that promote leadership, research, and well-being. Whether you major in social work, children’s studies or addiction studies, you’ll have the opportunity to change lives.

Why Study at Eastern?

Use your education to make a difference in your community.


Become More Mindful

As you learn about diverse community groups, you will learn how to communicate with and understand others.

Partner with Local Organizations

Our programs give you unique partnership opportunities that allow you to serve others.

Get Hands-On Experience

Our internships and classroom assignments give you hands-on experience, preparing you for the workforce.

Contact Us

Amanda Reedy

Associate Professor; Chair & Director
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Senior Hall 208

Grace Creasman

Director
Addiction Studies
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Spokane EWU Center 238

Rie Kobayashi, LMSW, PhD

Interim Director
Aging Studies

Deanna Trella, PhD

Program Director
Childrens Studies
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Ryan Parrey, PhD

Program Director
Disability Studies
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