Dr. Lynn Goerdt

Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Lynn Goerdt Dr. Lynn Goerdt
Associate Professor, Social Work
office. SWEN 3111
hours.
MON. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WED. 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Superior

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

Current Licensures:

Minnesota Board of Social Work, Licensed Graduate Social Worker

Academic background:

I have many passions which continue to merge in my 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, I feel a particular sense of importance and urgency in these responsibilities.  My 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:

My research interests mirror my passions and include research at the local level up to national or international publications.  I have published on the topics of internationalizing social work education, effective teaching of policy advocacy, and interdisciplinary efforts of internationalizing curriculum.  I have also conducted local research on mental health and a multi-year evaluation of a residential program for formerly homeless families.  Currently, I am 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 my research is done in collaboration with others.

Non-academic interests:

I volunteer 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.  My hobbies include mountain biking, trail hiking/running, reading and anything active with my three boys. 

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, I recently completed the "Assessment of behavioral health crisis care in Northeast Minnesota" and have 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, I successfully wrote and received a grant for approximately $10,000 from the German Academic Exchange Service.  We will be embarking on the second study abroad experience to Germany in May 2018.

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Students travel to Germany to learn about refugee crisisStudents travel to Germany to learn about refugee crisis
During the several days of volunteering in Germany, students connected with refugees from Syria
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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Goerdt, Lynn M
Fall Semester 2018

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

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of June 19, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2018
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
SO W - Social Work
1809SO W 326Social Welfare Policy Practice
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
001 3.00  SWEN 2004 Th 1:00PM- 2:50PM 6 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
1810SO W 326Social Welfare Policy Practice
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
002 3.00  SWEN 2004 1:00PM- 2:50PM 8 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
1811SO W 426Selected Topics in Social Work
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Global Social Work
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Lab fee of $15
This class is closed for enrollment.
001 3.00  SWEN 2016 4:00PM- 6:50PM 19 of 25 open
  
Global Social Work
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Lab fee of $15
This class is closed for enrollment.
1812SO W 427So.Wk.Field Instruction II
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
All of the field courses with sec. 001 are to be taken together.
003 5.00     ARR 8 of 12 open
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
All of the field courses with sec. 001 are to be taken together.
1815SO W 428Social Work Field Seminar II
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
All of the field courses with sec. 001 are to be taken together.
003 1.00     ARR 8 of 12 open
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
All of the field courses with sec. 001 are to be taken together.
1822SO W 498Independent Projects
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09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Instructor Consent Required
002 1.00 - 4.00     ARR 3 of 3 open
  
09/05/2018 - 12/14/2018
Instructor Consent Required