Assistant Professor of Social Work
Phone: (712) 722-6365
Faith Outreach Organizer, Bread for the World. Worked with church and campus groups on advocacy around hunger and poverty issues.
Service Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services. Helped to coordinate services for senior citizens to help them maintain independent living as long as possible.
PhD in progress at University of South Dakota, Political Science and Public Administration
MSW, 2004, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Focus on Management in Human Services and Community Organizing
BSW, 2002, Dordt College
Academic and Professional Interests: Hunger, social welfare policy, political advocacy and promoting social justice issues within faith communities. One of the most meaningful things about social work to me is being able to do as a professional what God calls us all to: "Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." [Isaiah 1:17]