Scott Wilkes, PhD, JD

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Wilkes is currently the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. Before that, he was the Director of Field Education at MSASS. He joined the Field Education Department in the fall of 2007 as a Field Faculty Advisor and assumed leadership for the department in 2011. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the area of child welfare.

Curriculum Vitae

Why I Chose This Profession

My inspiration for choosing this profession resulted from the influence of a number of high school and college professors who had a tremendous impact on me. I was always fascinated by the human condition and derive great personal and professional satisfaction from helping people.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 470. Social Policy Service and Delivery
SASS 495. Field Education Seminar
SASS 574. Legal Issues in Social Work
SASS 601. Field Education
SASS 602. Field Education
SASS 603. Field Education
SASS 604. Field Education

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Child Welfare
  • Field Education
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Social Service Funding and Management 


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Juris Doctorate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Master of Science
Columbia University, School of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work
City University of New York, Lehman College

Additional Information


  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Community Practice for Social Change
  • Masters of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Undergraduate Minor in Social Work