On Monday, May 15, Rutgers School of Social Work hosted a convocation ceremony to recognize its BASW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. graduates. Families and friends gathered at Jersey Mike’s Arena in New Brunswick in support of their loved ones who have spent years of hard work completing their programs and tackling countless hours of class time, research, and field work.
Anthony Estreet, CEO of NASW, to Deliver 2023 Convocation Address
Dr. Anthony Estreet, CEO of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and a highly esteemed leader in the field of social work, will deliver the School of Social Work's convocation address on May 15, 2023.
Dr. Estreet, who has more than two decades of experience in the social work profession, has made significant contributions to the field through his academic and professional endeavors. Dr. Estreet began his career as an adjunct professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and later became the MSW Program's chair and a full professor. While at Morgan State, he co-edited a groundbreaking book on African-centered clinical interventions in social work mental health practice. He published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles on social work education, workforce development, and social work practice.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Estreet has held several leadership positions within the social work profession. He served as Vice President of the NASW Board of Directors and as Chair of the NASW Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs Specialty Practice Sections and the National Ethics Committee. In addition, he co-chaired a committee tasked with planning and executing an innovative National Social Work Conference.
Dr. Estreet has served as a clinical director, the chief executive officer of a treatment facility, and a senior executive consultant. He is the founding President of the National Association of Black Social Workers' Baltimore Legacy Chapter.
Dr. Estreet's dedication to serving vulnerable populations and enthusiasm for the social work profession make him the ideal candidate to lead NASW. His extensive knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in advancing the organization's goals and improving the lives of those who rely on social workers for advocacy and support.
Dr. Estreet earned a bachelor’s in science in psychology from Bowie State University, an MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University, a doctorate in social work at Morgan State University, and an MBA at the University Maryland-College Park. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest intercollegiate African American fraternity.