Dr. Lynn Goerdt

Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Lynn Goerdt Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Associate Professor, Social Work
office. Swenson Hall 3111
University of Wisconsin-Superior

About

Lynn volunteers as a trustee for the Northland Foundation and Generations Board of Directors, chair the Scholarship Committee for the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Board, and can often be found at local social justice events. Her hobbies include mountain biking, trail hiking/running, reading and anything active with her three boys. 

Professional Background

Dr. Lynn Goerdt has many passions which continue to merge in her responsibilities of teaching, service and scholarship, all with the goal of improving the lives of vulnerable and marginalized persons by expanding what we understand are solutions to social welfare needs. Given the shifting of political ideological influence in the nation and in many cases, globally, Lynn feels a particular sense of importance and urgency in these responsibilities.  Lynn's passions center around global and local social welfare needs and solutions, effective teaching to prepare students to engage with social justice and systems change, and creative use of technology to facilitate international collaboration. Topics of particular interest and concern include mental health, refugees, immigration, combatting homelessness and racism.

Research Interests

Lynn's research interests mirror her passions and include research at the local level up to national or international publications.  Lynn has published on the topics of internationalizing social work education, effective teaching of policy advocacy, and interdisciplinary efforts of internationalizing curriculum. She has also conducted local research on mental health and a multi-year evaluation of a residential program for formerly homeless families. Currently, Lynn is working on a case study on a short-term study abroad to Germany focused on refugee resettlement and an interdisciplinary university-community exchange with a community in Russia. Most of her research is done in collaboration with others.

Areas of Knowledge

Social welfare policy, global social welfare, refugee and immigration policy, policy analysis and advocacy, macro social work, mental health, program evaluation, and needs assessments

Recent Accomplishments

Most notably, Lynn recently completed the "Assessment of behavioral health crisis care in Northeast Minnesota" and has been engaging local decision makers and advocates to use the assessment results for systems and community change. Another notable accomplishment was the successful teaching of Social work study abroad; Studying refugee resettlement in Germany in 2017. This was a course that included students and faculty from two other local universities. To support the experience, Lynn successfully wrote and received a grant for approximately $10,000 from the German Academic Exchange Service. They will be embarking on the second study abroad experience to Germany in May 2018.

Current Licensures

Minnesota Board of Social Work, Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Most Recent Degrees 

2011 - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Doctor of Education - University of Minnesota, Duluth – Dissertation/thesis title: Toward critical consciousness:  Internationalized social work education

1997 - Master of Science (M.S.) - Social Work - University of Minnesota, Duluth

1991- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Psychology - University of Oregon, Eugene

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Goerdt, Lynn M
Fall Semester 2020

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of March 31, 2020 1:30 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2020
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
SO W - Social Work
1844SO W 326Meth Pract: Soc Welf Pol Adv
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
001 3.00  SWEN 3002 9:00AM- 10:50AM 30 of 30 open
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15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1845SO W 326Meth Pract: Soc Welf Pol Adv
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
002 3.00  SWEN 3002 Th 9:00AM- 10:50AM 30 of 30 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1846SO W 366Methods:Agency,Comm,Global
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
001 3.00  SWEN 1012 1:00PM- 2:50PM 30 of 30 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1847SO W 366Methods:Agency,Comm,Global
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
002 3.00  SWEN 1012 Th 1:00PM- 2:50PM 30 of 30 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1855SO W 498Independent Projects
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
002 1.00 - 4.00     ARR 2 of 2 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required