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Portrait of Amanda Greubel

Amanda Greubel, DSW

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

Educational Background

Doctorate in Social Work, St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; May 2018
Dissertation: Benevolent Sexism: Manifestations in American Social Systems

Masters of Social Work, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA; May 2007

Bachelors of Social Work, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA; May 2001

Teaching Philosophy

As a social work educator, my ultimate goal is to light a fire for social justice in my students. As a learner, that fire has been stoked in me by experiences that challenge me to engage with information in a new way – understanding it from a different perspective, seeing an unexpected relevance to my own life, or exposing an opportunity for action. I aspire to involve my students in a similar process through 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

St. Ambrose University School of Social Work
Director of Field Education and Clinical Instructor June 2013 – June 2018

Central DeWitt Community School District
Family Resource Center Director August 2008 – June 2013

Generations Area Agency on Aging
Elderly Waiver Case Manager May 2007 – August 2008

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
Family Development Specialist May 2004 – June 2006

Peoples Community Health Clinic
Priority One Program Case Manager July 2001 – May 2004

Research Interests

  • Women’s rights
  • Healthcare justice
  • LGBTQIA+ rights
  • Social policy

Courses Taught

  • Practice I: Social Work with Individuals
  • Practice II: Social Work with Families and Groups
  • Psychopathology
  • Integrated Health I
  • Issues in Social Work Practice: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Mental Health and Social Work

Certifications and Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Member, Council on Social Work Education
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Iowa. #06071

Community Service/Volunteer Activities

  • Tri-College Take Back the Night, Dubuque, IA. On-site Volunteer Counselor. (2019 – Present).
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ, DeWitt, IA. Various committee assignments and volunteer activities. (2007 – Present)
  • Frances Banta Wagonner Community Library, DeWitt, IA. Member, Library Expansion Steering Committee. (2018 – 2019).
  • Summer Lunchbox Program, DeWitt, IA. Co-coordinator. (2014 – 2016)
  • Sunbeam Children’s Home, Bushy Park, Jamaica. Mission Team Member. (2010 – 2013)

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).

  • Publications

    Greubel, A. (2019). Curricular content on women: Gender equity in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education.

  • Selected Presentations

    Greubel, A. (October 2019). Looking Back: Sexist Bias and Gender Equity in Social Work Education Curricula. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

    Greubel, A., Walsh, L., & Walsh, L. (March 2019). Including LGBTQ+ Folx (panel discussion). Clarke University “Living on the edge: Healthcare in the margins” Interprofessional Conference. Dubuque, IA.

    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.

    Greubel, A. (February 2014). Speaking Up: Confronting Poverty Through Policy Practice. St. Ambrose University School of Social Work “Perspectives on Poverty” Conference. Davenport, IA.

    Bernstein, J., Clements, T., Greubel, A., & Sipprelle, S. (June 2011). Invited testimony at “Stories from the kitchen table: How middle class families are struggling to make ends meet.” United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions committee. Washington, D.C.