Dr. Gary Whitford, SH 237

Social Work Professor
MSW Program Director

Dr. Gary Whitford

Name: Gary S. Whitford

Title: Professor, MSW Program Director

Brief Bio (150 words) highlighting professional experience

Prior to teaching at St. Cloud State University, Dr. Whitford worked in the fields of Youth Services, School Social Work for the St. Cloud School District, and pastoral duties for the Lutheran church. In his 18 years at SCSU he has served the Department in the following roles: Instructor, BSW Field Coordinator, BSW Program Director, Department Chair, and MSW Program Director.

Degrees and certifications

BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Mdiv, Wartburg Theological Seminary

MSW, University of Minnesota

PhD, University of Minnesota

Teaching interests

Human Behavior, Social Work Research Methods, Field Experiences, Generalist Practice

Areas of expertise

Gerontological Social Work, LGBT Aging, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning,

Current research projects

The nature of same-sex relationships, long-term same-sex relationships, Charity and Justice in the history of the profession, use of role play in the classroom.

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