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Sean J. de Four

LEO Lecturer II

Sean J. de Four

Sean de Four currently serves as the President and CEO of Southwest Solutions, one of Detroit’s most innovative and impactful nonprofit organizations, which provides a range of services in the areas of behavioral health, economic self-sufficiency, workforce development, affordable housing, veteran, and homeless services. Prior to joining Southwest Solutions, de Four served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Wellspring Lutheran Services, one of Michigan’s largest human service organizations serving children, adults, families and seniors.

de Four has a distinguished career in non-profit management and leadership, working for the past 17 years in senior management and C-suite level positions at several non-profit human service organizations. A licensed master social worker with both clinical and macro designations, his professional experience includes extensive work in mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, refugee services, juvenile justice, services for persons with disabilities, affordable housing and senior services.

de Four is a member of the University of Michigan School of Social Work faculty, where he has served as adjunct member since 2014. He teaches courses in social welfare policy, child and family policy, mental health policy, human service management and administration. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MSW, both from the University of Michigan.

Education

Year Degree   School
2001 MSW Community Organization University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1999 BA Political Science University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Winter 2023

Course Catalog

Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice SW509

Instructor: Sean J. de Four
Time: Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: B760 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Fall 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW508 007 Essentials of Social Welfare Policy View Course

Spring / Summer 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW664 001 Human Resource Development and Management View Course

Fall 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW508 007 Essentials of Social Welfare Policy View Course

Spring / Summer 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW664 001 Human Resource Development and Management View Course

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW633 002 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 010 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Spring / Summer 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW664 001 Management of Human Resources View Course

Winter 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW633 004 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course

Fall 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 008 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW633 001 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course

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