Doctoral Student Organization

PhD students

The Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) is the student leadership entity for students in the School of Social Work doctoral program. It supports and enhances the academic and personal achievement of social work doctoral students throughout their tenure at the University of Pittsburgh by providing a forum for scholarly presentations, collegial support, free exchange of ideas, discussion of critical issues, and acculturation into the world of academia.


Students in the School of Social Work doctoral program serve DSO directly through membership in the DSO leadership team and through membership as doctoral student representatives on various School of Social Work committees.

2019-2020 Executive Board

President: Laurenia Mangum

Vice President: Cortney VanHook

Secretary: Adrian Ballard

Doc Committee Rep: Ana Flores

SEC Rep: Dashawna Fussell-Ware

Doctoral Student Organization Constitution »