Portrait of Amml Hussein

Amml Hussein


Boston University Civic Science Fellow



Project focus: Through work on the first civic science communication Master’s certificate and related activities, the Fellow will expand the reach and impact of civic science communication educational opportunities.

Amml Hussein, Ed.D., M.S.W., serves as the Director of Research at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the premier accreditation body for the social work profession nationally. Beyond the conventional realm of education, Amml’s influence is marked by a forward-thinking approach that integrates strategic foresight, future casting, and cutting-edge technology to elevate student engagement. In her role at CSWE, Amml is at the forefront of the design and development of the Assessment Institute, a post-conference initiative showcasing her dedication to advancing education. The institute serves as a knowledge hub, empowering educators, researchers, and practitioners to refine teaching and evaluation methods, while enhancing the learning experience with assessment best practices. Another groundbreaking initiative that Amml spearheaded with her team at CSWE is the Research, Policy, and Practice Student Summit. The inaugural event, themed “Decolonizing Social Work Education: Moving Beyond Conversations,” facilitated translational research, directly impacting communities and highlighting critical social issues. The four-day summit connected baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral fellows with congressional offices on Capitol Hill, providing invaluable experiential learning opportunities as well as a platform for engagement in research and addressing social issues with a solid peer network. Amml’s commitment to bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy is evident, as she nurtures a network of peers and mentors. Her drive to innovate and dedication to cultivating a dynamic learning environment underscore her leadership and commitment to advancing research in higher education. Amml serves on multi-disciplinary review panels for the National Science Foundation.