Dean Stan Stojkovic, Ph.D.
Stan Stojkovic, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor

A Message from the Dean

The U.S. Department of Labor’s most recent statistics suggest that the country will need more social workers and criminal justice professionals in the coming years. For social welfare students, this means a wide range of meaningful career opportunities await them. For those who support us, it means doing so during a critical time.

UWM is an ideal place for social welfare students and faculty to study, research and work. Our school is located on the campus of a major research university, itself nestled in a charming neighborhood in the state’s largest city.

Since our humble beginnings in 1965 to today, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has educated and prepared students for entry-level and advanced careers in human service professions. We’ve continually advanced knowledge regarding social welfare issues, and provided quality services to people in need.

Our alumni work to make a difference in the lives of people who are often times dispirited and in despair. As a group, our graduates help to improve policies, solve the vital social issues of our time, and are a strong voice for thoughtful, social change in our society.

We hope you will join us -- as students, faculty, staff, supporters, or partners -- to help make a difference.


Stan Stojkovic, PhD
Dean and Professor
UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare