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Laurel Bidwell, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor
BA, Bennington College
MSW, Hunter College
MPhil, Columbia University
PhD, Columbia University

204B Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
(651) 690-6755
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

I am greatly committed to supporting the wellbeing of marginalized children and families. I have a particular interest in evaluation research as a way of ensuring that programs and services are meeting the needs of highly vulnerable families; especially those involved with the child welfare system. I am invested in collaborative, mixed-method, community-based, interdisciplinary research that is built from the ground up. My teaching emphasizes the role of critical thinking and I’m interested in pedagogy related to online and blended learning in order to strengthen student access to and engagement with course material. I currently have the pleasure of teaching across all three programs: BSW, MSW, DSW.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Program evaluation
  • Mixed methods research
  • Cross-systems collaboration / multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Child welfare
  • Juvenile justice
  • Child mental health
  • At-risk youth
  • Parenting

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