Desmond Patton, Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum Innovation & Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Social Work

The Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Curriculum Innovation oversees several programs and offices and spearheads innovative educational initiatives for CSSW. The Senior Associate Dean oversees the Office of Academic Affairs which is charged with curricular development and oversight and staffing courses with instructors in the online and residential programs. The office also provides pedagogical and classroom management support. In addition, the Senior Associate Dean oversees the Office of Field Education, Online Campus, Writing Center and the Office of Professional Excellence. The Senior Associate Dean also addresses faculty-related matters including overseeing mandatory reviews, promotion reviews of faculty, and serving on the Faculty Search and Committees in an ex-officio capacity.