Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW portrait

Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW

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

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


Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 391 - 01 Social Policy for Change - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

40531 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

This course equips students to understand and critically analyze current and past social policies. Policy alternatives are explored with a focus on the values and attitudes as well as the societal, economic and political dynamics from which they originate. Roles and responsibilities of citizens and professionals in formulating and implementing policies responsive to actual social needs are addressed. Prerequisite: SOWK 281 or consent of the Program Director.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 401 - 01 Gen Pract 1: Small Client Syst - - W - - - - 0830 - 1135 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1135

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

42745 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

This is the third course in the four-part practice sequence. This course prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families and groups in the context of their social environments with emphasis on aspects of diversity. A primary focus is the application of social work knowledge through increased development of skills. The overall goal of the course is integration and application of the stages of the generalist social work method. SOWK 401 is taken with 405 in the fall by seniors. Prerequisites: SOWK 355 and SOWK 385.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location