Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff Directory

Goutham M. Menon, PhD

Title/s:  Dean & Professor

Specialty Area: Information and Communication Technologies in Health, Social Services and Education; Higher Education Leadership & Innovation; B-Corps.

Office #:  Maguire Hall 506

Phone: 312-915-6551


CV Link: G_Menon_CV_Nov_2020


Dr. Goutham M. Menon LinkedIn_Profile earned his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997; a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1988 from the Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, India; and a BA in English Language and Literature from Loyola College, Chennai, India, in 1984. He has over 20 years of academic experience at the undergraduate & graduate levels having taught at the University of Texas at Arlington (1996-1998); University of South Carolina (1998-2005); and at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006-2013); Director and Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work, Division of Health Sciences (2013-2016). He joined Loyola University Chicago in 2017 as Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work.

Areas of Expertise

Information and Communication Technologies for Education, Social Services & Health; Distance & Distributed Learning; International Social Development; Corporate Social Responsibility; Higher Education Administration; Diversity, Inclusion & Equity; Accreditation.
He is currently and is President Elect of the Board of the Network for Social Work Management.



•    MBA (Sustainability & Entrepreneurship) – University of Nevada, Reno - 2018
•    Ph.D. Social Work – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1997
•    MA (Medical and Psychiatric Social Work) – Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, India – 1988
•    BA (English Language & Literature) – Loyola College, Chennai, India - 1984
•    Program Areas: ; International Social & Sustainable Development; Online Education

Research Interests

•    Social Work Education
•    Leadership & Innovation
•    ICT in Practice & Education
•    Distance Education
•    Corporate Social Responsibility & B-Corps

Professional & Community Affiliations

•    President Elect: Network for Social Work Managers
Membership in:
•    National Association Of Deans’ & Directors’ of Social Work Programs (NADD)
•    International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
•    Academy of Management (AOM)
•    International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
•    HUSITA (human services Information Technology association)
•    Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD)
Editorial Boards:
•    Journal of Technology in Human Services, 1998-Present
•    Social Development Issues, 1999-Present
•    Journal of Social Service Research, 2003-Present

Courses Taught

Range of courses across the curriculum (Micro to Macro) and across programs (BSW; MSW; Ph.D.)

  • Advanced practice with Individuals
  • Advanced practice with Groups
  • Social Work Administration
  • Advanced practice with communities & organizations
  • Research methodology
  • Program and Practice Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Welfare History & Policy
  • Social Planning/Sustainable Development
  • Electronic Advocacy for Social Work (Web course)
  • Human Trafficking (ITV – Students in USA, Germany, & Indonesia synchronously)
  • Global Context of Social Work
  • Social Work in Higher Education (Doctoral Course)
  • Study Abroad – India; Brazil