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College of Social Work

Professor Aidyn Iachini Promoted to Rank of Professor

The College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina is excited to announce the promotion of 
Aidyn Iachini to the rank of Professor. Her advancement comes in recognition of her outstanding 
scholarship impact and her contributions to the social work profession.

Iachini's extensive expertise lies in the areas of school mental health programs, positive youth 
development and mental and behavioral health workforce development. She has published numerous 
scholarly articles and authored influential publications that have shaped critical conversations for the
social work profession. Her research and insights have enriched the academic community and have had a 
direct impact on social work practice and policy.

Iachini has also been an instrumental force in mentoring and shaping the next generation of social work 
professionals. Her commitment to student success and her ability to inspire and motivate students has 
earned respect in the classroom.

“My warmest congratulations to faculty member Aidyn Iachini on her well-deserved promotion to the 
rank of Professor,” said Dean Teri Browne. “Her dedication to advancing social work education and her 
impressive research contributions make her an asset to the College of Social Work. We are proud to see 
Professor Iachini's accomplishments recognized and look forward to witnessing her continued impact on 
the field of social work at USC and beyond.”

Beyond her academic pursuits, Iachini is an active member of various professional organizations and has 
served in leadership roles, contributing to the advancement of social work on a national level. As a USC 
Professor, Iachini will continue to make significant contributions to the field of social work through 
research, teaching and community engagement.

“I am excited and honored to achieve this milestone in my career and am so incredibly grateful to all 
those who have supported me along the way,” said Iachini.

Along with her promotion to professor, Iachini was also selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the 
National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work and serves as the Interim Associate Dean for 

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