Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work prepares scholar-practitioners and researchers committed to ending adverse social conditions and promoting societal well-being through teaching, research, and service.

Shayla Smith, LMSW Stsmith7@ua.edu Little Hall Room 2012 205-348-4529

Shayla Smith

Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer Statement:

Social justice is an integral part of our school’s commitment to operating within the ethical values that are foundational to social work. I’m so excited our school has invested in a dedicated position that supports policies, procedures, and programing to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion remains fully embedded within the culture of the program. I am honored to highlight how our diverse faculty and staff continue to foster safe, inclusive environments and create opportunities to strengthen diversity and cultural awareness.

Shayla Smith, LMSW


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