Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW portrait

Ande A. Nesmith, MSW, PhD, LISW

Associate Professor, BSW Program Director
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
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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.

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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

Schmitz, C., Forbes, R., Nesmith, A., Billiot, S., & Prussia, L., & Lawrence, L. (2019). Intersection of Ecology with Social and Environmental Justice: Historical Context to Action. Workshop of the Environmental Justice Committee, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.

Nesmith, A. (2018). Reaching young people through texting-based crisis counseling: Process, benefits, and challenges. Advances in Social Work Practice, 18(4), 1147-1164, DOI: 10.18060/21590

Nesmith, A. (2018). Foster Care in the U.S.A. Impact on Outcomes for Older Youth. Presentation. Prague, Czech Republic: Czech Society for Inclusive Education.

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


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


Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 291 - 01 The Anatomy of Violence See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

46487 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of cultural, racial and interpersonal violence and develop a commitment to promoting a violence-free society. Emphasis is on exploration of the extent,causes and effects of violence and strategies for intervention on the micro and macro levels. Specific areas of study include domestic/partner abuse, child abuse/neglect, peer/date violence, elder abuse, sexual assault/sexual harassment, cultural violence, racism and other systemic oppression.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1525-170010 Sep '20
SCB 3291525-170015 Sep '20
-- - - R - - -
1525-170022 Sep '20
SCB 3291525-170029 Sep '20
1525-170006 Oct '20
SCB 3291525-170013 Oct '20
1525-170020 Oct '20
SCB 3291525-170027 Oct '20
1525-170003 Nov '20
SCB 3291525-170010 Nov '20
1525-170017 Nov '20
SCB 3291525-170024 Nov '20
1525-170001 Dec '20
SCB 3291525-170008 Dec '20
1525-170015 Dec '20
1525-170022 Dec '20
SOWK 291 - 01A The Anatomy of Violence See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

48026 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of cultural, racial and interpersonal violence and develop a commitment to promoting a violence-free society. Emphasis is on exploration of the extent,causes and effects of violence and strategies for intervention on the micro and macro levels. Specific areas of study include domestic/partner abuse, child abuse/neglect, peer/date violence, elder abuse, sexual assault/sexual harassment, cultural violence, racism and other systemic oppression.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1525-170010 Sep '20
1525-170015 Sep '20
1525-1700- - - R - - -
SCB 3291525-170022 Sep '20
1525-170029 Sep '20
SCB 3291525-170006 Oct '20
1525-170013 Oct '20
SCB 3291525-170020 Oct '20
1525-170027 Oct '20
SCB 3291525-170003 Nov '20
1525-170010 Nov '20
SCB 3291525-170017 Nov '20
1525-170024 Nov '20
SCB 3291525-170001 Dec '20
1525-170008 Dec '20
SCB 3291525-170015 Dec '20
1525-170022 Dec '20
SOWK 391 - 01 Social Policy for Change See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

44300 (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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) or consent of the Program Director.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1330-151010 Sep '20
SCB 3291330-151015 Sep '20
-- - - R - - -
1330-151022 Sep '20
SCB 3291330-151029 Sep '20
1330-151006 Oct '20
SCB 3291330-151013 Oct '20
1330-151020 Oct '20
SCB 3291330-151027 Oct '20
1330-151003 Nov '20
SCB 3291330-151010 Nov '20
1330-151017 Nov '20
SCB 3291330-151024 Nov '20
1330-151001 Dec '20
SCB 3291330-151008 Dec '20
1330-151015 Dec '20
1330-151022 Dec '20
SOWK 391 - 01A Social Policy for Change See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

48027 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) or consent of the Program Director.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1330-151010 Sep '20
1330-151015 Sep '20
-- - - R - - -
SCB 3291330-151022 Sep '20
1330-151029 Sep '20
SCB 3291330-151006 Oct '20
1330-151013 Oct '20
SCB 3291330-151020 Oct '20
1330-151027 Oct '20
SCB 3291330-151003 Nov '20
1330-151010 Nov '20
SCB 3291330-151017 Nov '20
1330-151024 Nov '20
SCB 3291330-151001 Dec '20
1330-151008 Dec '20
SCB 3291330-151015 Dec '20
1330-151022 Dec '20

J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location