Who’s Who at Northwestern State
Name: Dr. Wade M. Tyler
Title: Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Field Instruction, Acting Social Work Department Head
Education: B.S., Louisiana State University; M. Div, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky; M.S.S.W., The University of Louisville; Ph. D. in Social Work, Louisiana State University
Years at NSU: 16
Job description: Teach BSW-level social work classes; develop and maintain agency field placements; place students in field placements (internships); As acting department head, oversee and manage the social work department, develop programmatic strategies, assume responsibility for continued Council on Social Work Education accreditation of the BSW program.
Why I like working at Northwestern State: I like working at NSU because of the teaching and connection to students. As important as research is for the advancement of knowledge, I think that teaching students carries the most reward. I readily identify with the mission of regional teaching universities. Our area of the state has so many needs. Many of our department’s graduates are right here, working to meet those needs.