Professor James Drisko Retires from SSW

Professor Jim Drisko, M.S.W. '77, Ph.D., has retired from Smith College School for Social Work after more than 30 years of service. Drisko joined the SSW faculty as an adjunct thesis advisor in 1984 before becoming a tenured faculty member in 1989.

During his tenure at SSW, Professor Drisko taught, advised and mentored scores of doctoral students. He has taught practice and research courses as well as child development and child treatment, he served for 12 years as M.S.W. Research Sequence chair and was a faculty field advisor for the Denver-Boulder area for nearly 20 years. Professor Drisko was inducted as a Fellow into the Society for Social Work and Research in 2014.  

Said Drisko, “It has been an honor to teach at Smith and to be part of this wonderful, vibrant learning and teaching community.”