USD Social Work Faculty Member Kelly Bass Selected to National Post

Photo of Kelly Bass. Kelly Bass has been selected by the national Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to serve as a scholar in the Path to Licensure Institute.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Kelly Bass, DSW, director of the University of South Dakota’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, has been selected by the national Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to serve as a scholar in the Path to Licensure Institute.

The institute is part of a new ASWB initiative designed to help schools of social work infuse information about professional licensing and social work regulation into their programs and to better prepare students for professional practice as social workers.

Bass was chosen as one of only five scholars and faculty members from social work programs at colleges and universities from across the nation to participate in and contribute to the initiative.

Bass earned his doctorate degree in social work from the University of Tennessee. He has directed the MSW program at the University of South Dakota since 2016.

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