"Quality field education is crucial to the learning environment and the development of social workers. It adds clarity and meaning to classroom learning and provides an opportunity to expand the students' skill-set. I’m committed to evolving field education by infusing technology and data into its process so that social workers can meet the demands of the twenty-first century."
Field education, social work services in schools, data and technology in social work
Michael Lynch, LMSW, is an assistant clinical professor for field education at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Lynch works with the field department connecting students to meaningful agency placements. He has spent a number of years working with the field department in various capacities, including as a faculty liaison and a field educator. Additionally, he brings experience working in a variety of social work settings including urban education, program development, child welfare and community collaborations.