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

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


Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 682 - 07 Applied Research Seminar - - - R - - - 1920 - 2145 MCH 106
CRN: 40392 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrea A. Nesmith Candidates for the MSW degree must satisfactorily conduct a clinical research project, present the findings, and complete a final written and bound report. The purpose of the clinical research project is to provide the student with an opportunity to independently conceptualize a research problem, formulate a research design, implement the research, analyze the data, address ethical and cultural considerations, and disseminate the findings. The project is a logical extension of required research courses (GRSW 580 and GRSW 681) and requires application, integration, and further development of previously acquired skills and knowledge. The research must be relevant to clinical social work practice. The project must demonstrate an original and clear contribution to the body of social work knowledge in the student's selected area of focus. It should demonstrate the student's ability to integrate social work theory with research findings.

Schedule Details

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SOWK 380 - D01 Social Work Research - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 329
CRN: 40997 Instructor: Andrea A. Nesmith This course fosters competence in the research skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students will gain knowledge in the steps of conducting research; practice evaluation; conducting research with vulnerable participants; locating and critically evaluating relevant research to inform practice; and evidence-based practice. They will learn values of ethical research practice, using the Belmont Report and the NASW Code of Ethics as guidelines. Particular emphasis is placed on protecting vulnerable research participants. Students will also gain skills in writing and presenting a literature review, developing a research proposal, and applying relevant research to practice. Prerequisites: SOWK 281/2810 and junior status or consent of the program director. SOWK 380/3800 is the same course as SOWK 3800/380 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DRSW 800 - 03 Banded Dissertation - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22115 Instructor: Andrea A. Nesmith Candidates for graduation will have submitted three publication quality applied research articles for peer-review. These articles will be linked by issues, theme, pedagogy, or population. One article will be research-based. Articles to reviewed and judged publication quality by committee.

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SOWK 402 - 02 Gen Pract II: Large Client Sys - - W - - - - 1335 - 1635 SCB 329
CRN: 20823 Instructor: Andrea A. Nesmith This course is a continuation of SOWK 401/4010 and the final of four courses in the practice sequence of the social work curriculum. The focus is on prevention/intervention methods based on generalist social work knowledge that can be applied to client systems of all sizes. A special emphasis is placed on effecting planned change in groups, organizations, communities, and national and global society toward the pursuit of social justice. A combination of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and small group activities provides students with knowledge and skills for client advocacy and social change. SOWK 402/4020 is taken with 406/4060 in the spring semester. Prerequisites: SOWK 401/4010. SOWK 402/4020 is the same course as SOWK 4020/402 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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