Philip Hong has been named dean of the University of Georgia School of Social Work. He is currently a professor and associate dean for research at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work where he also directs the Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency. He recently held the Lucian and Carol Welch Matusak Professorship and served as the director of the doctoral program at Loyola’s School of Social Work. He holds a Master of Social Work degree and Ph.D. in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Yonsei University in South Korea.