Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Meet MSW Program Director
Susan Grossman, PhD

MSW Director

I came to Loyola in 1997 after working on research projects related to homelessness and gang-involved youth for several years post-doctorate.  Since arriving at Loyola, I have taught research and policy courses at the BSW, MSW, and doctoral levels.  I have also been involved in several research projects with a number of colleagues in the School of Social Work, focusing on interpersonal violence and homelessness.

I was born in a suburb of New York City but have been living in Chicago for 40 years.  My husband grew up in Gary, IN, and we made Chicago our home. Ironically, our son now lives in New York City, so I have another excuse to visit my family out East.  When I have down time, I love to read (particularly historical fiction) and go for long walks. 

I began serving as Associate Dean of the School of Social Work in January of 2012 and took on the position of MSW Program Director in the Fall of 2014.  My door is always open to students, so please feel free to come see me if you have a concern or problem, or just to say hello.  I look forward to meeting you.