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Portrait of Amanda Greubel

Amanda Greubel, DSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Catherine Byrne Hall 326D
MS 1705 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Doctorate in Social Work

St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN



Master of Social Work

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA



Bachelor of Social Work

Wartburg College

Waverly, IA


Teaching Philosophy

As a social work educator my ultimate goal is to light a fire for social justice in my students. That fire has been stoked in me as a learner by experiences that challenge me to engage in a new way – understanding a different perspective, seeing an unexpected relevance to my own life, or exposing an unanticipated opportunity for action. I strive to involve my students in a similar process through genuine, respectful relationships and transformative educational practices.

From the moment I arrived on campus for my interview, Clarke University felt like home. I hear this same sentiment echoed in my students’ conversations about why they chose Clarke, as well. I am grateful to be part of an institution where relationships matter and people find a place they belong.

Amanda Greubel
  • Professional Background

    Amanda joins the Clarke University Social Work department faculty with 17 years of professional practice and social work education experience. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community health, family development/self-sufficiency, women’s health, elder services, and schools. Most recently, Amanda served as the Director of Field Education for the MSW program at St. Ambrose University.

  • Research Interests

    Women’s rights

    Women’s health

    LGBTQIA+ rights

    Social policy

  • Courses Taught

    Practice I: Social Work with Individuals


  • Certifications and Memberships

    Member, Council on Social Work Education

    Member, National Association of Social Workers

  • Community Service/Volunteer Activities

    Frances Banta Wagonner Community Library, DeWitt, IA. Member, Library Expansion Steering Committee. (2018 – Present).

    First Congregational United Church of Christ, DeWitt, IA. Co-chair, Committee for Extravagant Welcome; Co-chair, Open and Affirming Committee; Chair, Community Outreach Committee; Sunday School Assistant Superintendent/Teacher; Chair, Christian Education Committee.  (2007 – Present)

    Summer Lunchbox Program, DeWitt, IA. Co-coordinator. (2014 – 2016)

  • Selected Presentations

    Greubel, A. (October 2017). Benevolent Sexism in Reproductive Health Policy: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.  Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Dallas, TX.

  • Additional Information

    Award winner:

    Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women-St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN. Recipient, Research and Creative Work Award for historical research paper Curricular Content on Women: CSWE’s First Step Toward Gender Equity. (April 2016).