Biography Curriculum Vitae

Scott Wilkes

Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean Academic Affairs

Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
M.S., Columbia University, School of Social Work
BSW, City University of New York, Lehman College

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Room 140
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Dr. Wilkes is currently the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs.  Before that, he was the Director of Field Education at MSASS. He joined the Field Education Department in the fall of 2007 as a Field Faculty Advisor
and assumed leadership for the department in 2011. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the area of child welfare.
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Course List

  • Social Policy Service and Delivery (SASS 470)
  • Legal Issues in Social Work (SASS 574)
  • Field Education Seminar (SASS 495)
  • Field Education (SASS 601,602,603,604)

Scholarly Interests

  • Child Welfare
  • Field Education
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Social Service Funding and Management

Why I Chose this Profession

My inspiration for choosing this profession resulted from the influence of a number of high school and college professors who had a tremendous impact on me. I was always fascinated by the human condition and derive great personal and professional satisfaction from helping people.

Scott Wilkes in the News:

Join Us and Alumni Presenters at NASW Ohio Annual Conference

Nov 9 2015

wilkesJoin the Mandel School at one of the biggest events of the year for Ohio social workers, NASW Ohio’s 2015 Annual Conference, on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, in Columbus. Also mark your calendar for “When Art Meets Social Justice,” a special Centennial Salon Series event on November 11, on the eve of the conference.

While at the conference, be sure to check out the impressive line-up of alumni presentations:

Scott Wilkes, PhD 2013 (pictured), Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Mandel School – Models of Supervision: Theory and Application

Samantha Bechtel, MSSA 1996 – The Healing Power of Life Review

Jenny Hartman, MSSA 2012 – Helping Children Heal from Exposure to Domestic Violence

Janet Hoy, MSSA 1999, PhD 2008 – Co-Presenter: Don’t Be Afraid, We’re Here To Help: Community Health Workers in Ohio

Shirley M. Keller, MSSA 1981, PhD 1999, and Stephanie Rhee, MSSA 1999 – Co-Presenters: Culturally Competent Social Work Practice with Korean Immigrant Elders

Thelma Silver, PhD 1995 – Co-Presenter: Integrating Spirituality into Culturally-Responsive Biopsychosocial Assessments

Stacy Simera, MSSA 1996 – Changing How We View and Advocate for Client Sleep

Beth Thompson, MSSA 2008 – Effective Interventions for Working with Clients on the Autism Spectrum: All Behavior is Communication

Dr. Sonia Minnes and Dr. Scott Wilkes are Promoted

Jun 3 2014

Minnes WilkesThe CWRU Board of Trustees recently approved two promotions among the faculty at the Mandel School. Dr. Sonia Minnes was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and Dr. Scott Wilkes was promoted to Assistant Professor.

“The review process for promotion is long and rigorous,” said Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore. “To be promoted is a significant accomplishment in one’s career. Please join me in congratulating Sonia and Scott.”