The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc.

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is a voluntary, individual membership association, that since 1975 has represented the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work. The association's approximately 800 members represent BSW program directors, baccalaureate faculty and field coordinators, as well as social work educators and practitioners who have an interest in BSW education and practice.

BPD has been instrumental in the development of undergraduate social work for entry level professional practice and has been a driving force in the development of generalist practice as the professional foundation for social work. As the primary organization that represents undergraduate social work, BPD maintains an informative website, active listserv, an array of supportive resources and publishes its own journal. In addition, BPD holds an annual conference focusing on educating and building the profession. BPD is known as a warm, open, and egalitarian organization that is memebr focused and service driven. All are welcome and support is liberally given.

BPD Governance


The following individuals have been elected/appointed to the BPD Board of Directors and Nominating Committee:

Sam Copeland, BPD President
DuWayne Battle, Vice President
Lisa Moon, Program Director Member at Large
Patrick Panos, Program Director Member at Large
Ananda Newmarkk, Nominations Region 2
Lisa Jennings, Nominations Region 5


2014 Call for Candidates

The BPD Nominations Committee is soliciting individuals to run for vacancies on the BPD Board of Directors and Nominations Committee. Individuals interested in running must be members in good standing and submit the required information on the pages that follow.

Should you have any questions about BPD or its elected positions, please feel free to contact our Director, Amanda Scott.

Call for Candidates Link:

Joe Schriver
Incoming Nominations Committee Chair

BPD Merchandise has arrived!


Show your BPD pride wherever you go with this stylish padfolio. Each padfolio is embossed with the BPD logo and has plenty of room to store loose paper, business cards and other items. A perfect gift for faculty members or students. Click Here to order yours today.

2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference will take place March 4-8 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 • Alexandria, VA 22314 • Office: 703.519.2045 • Fax: 703.683.8493