Following our Lord’s command “to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8), we equip students for lives of service to the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40).

As image bearers of the triune God, who created us for relationship, we seek to develop and communicate an understanding of our place in the social world and our responsibility to social transformation.


Department of Applied Social Sciences Faculty

Dr. Morgan Braganza

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. (2020), Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.Dissertation: “Improving... Read More

Dr. Timothy Epp

Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences
Ph.D. (1999), Anthropology, York University; Dissertation: People First: Voicing Disability,... Read More

Dr. Aaron Smith

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education
Ph.D. (2021), Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.; Dissertation: Relational... Read More

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd

Professor of Social Work, Associate Dean of Social Sciences
Ph.D. (2003), Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University; Dissertation: Secular and Religious... Read More