Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW portrait

Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW

Associate Professor
BA, Albion College
MSW, University of Washington
PhD, University of Wisconsin
305 Summit Classroom Building - UST
(651) 962-5805
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105

I love social work because it encompasses the whole person and the whole environment.  I value not only interpersonal human relationships, but our ties to all life on Earth.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Outcomes for adolescents in foster care
  • Environmental justice
  • Use of technology to support vulnerable youth and emerging adults 
  • Engaging undergraduates in research

In the News

Selected Publications & Presentations

Nesmith, A. (2017). Coping with Change: Using the Bridge’s Transitions Framework with Foster Youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 78, 41-47. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.009

Nesmith, A. & Smyth, N. (2015). Environmental Justice and Social Work Education: Social Worker Professional Perspectives. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34(5), 484-501. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1063600

Nesmith, A., Patton, R., Christophersen, K., & Smart, C. (2015). Promoting Quality Parent-Child Visits: The Power of Relational Connections between Foster and Birth Parents. Child & Family Social Work. DOI:10.1111/cfs.12230

Nesmith, A. (2015). Factors Influencing the Regularity of Parental Visits with Children in Foster Care. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 32(3), 219-228. DOI:10.1007/s10560-014-0360-6

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement

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