Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Jeanne Sokolec, Ed.D., LCSW

Title/s:  BSW Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Office #:  Maguire Hall 510

Phone: 312.915.7019

Email: jsokole@luc.edu

Mission in Action

The School of Social Work mission of “transformative education” is complimentary to the Mission of Loyola University for all the undergraduate students. As Director of the BSW program my goal is to provide an educational curriculum focusing on the development of future social workers.  “Social Justice” for marginalized and vulnerable populations is not only a goal of social work education but corresponds to a strategic goal of the University. One factor contributing to undergraduate transformation is the University requirement for “Engaged Learning.” Our Introduction to Social Work course in the BSW program is a University designated “Service Learning” course. The goals of Engaged Learning are to (1) connect students to the Mission of the University and (2) impact the students’ personal, civic and professional development.



Ed.D., School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, May 1990
M.A., Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, May 2007
MSW, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago, May 1981
M.A. School of Education, DePaul University, January 1969
B.A., University of Missouri, June 1967

Dr. Sokolec is Director of the BSW Program, and teaches in the BSW, MSW and Ph.D. programs. Her focus is on research, policy and ethics with a specialization in healthcare ethics. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum.

Awards and Recognitions:
Engaged Scholar, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago
President’s Civic Engagement Leadership Council, Loyola University Chicago

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas: 

Introduction to Social Work
Human Behavior

Research Interests

Current Research Projects: 

Infusing content on older adults into Bachelor level courses
Healthcare disparities

Professional & Community Affiliations

Community and Professional Service: 

Licensing Board, Department of Children and Family Services
IRB, American Dental Association

International Experience:  
Co-teaching at the Loyola University Rome Center

Selected Publications

Recent Faculty Scholarship:
• Healthcare for the Undocumented: Looking for a Rationale, Journal of Poverty (In press).