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Portrait of Regina Boarman

Regina Boarman, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Social Work,
Director of the MSW Program
(563) 588-6583
Catherine Byrne Hall 325
MS 1705 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Bachelor’s in Science (B.S.), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1975

Master’s in Social Work (MSW), Loyola University, Chicago, IL 1981

Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1991

Teaching Philosophy

It is a privilege to teach, to walk briefly with students on their journey through Clarke. I believe it must begin with the student’s reality and that my responsibility is to listen carefully to each student, teach and guide, and in all things to be consistent in my expectations, and my presence emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.

At Clarke people care for one another. When something happens everyone comes together. When someone is hurt or ill people want to be there to support and help out in any way they can.

Regina Boarman


Professional Experience

I spent over 20 years as a Medical Social Worker and Mental Health Therapist in Chicago, IL.  My experience includes clinical work with individuals and families in inpatient and outpatient medical settings, including Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Michael Rees Hospital, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  In addition to my work as a medical social worker, I also maintained a private practice, working with women who were experiencing transitions in their lives.

Courses Taught

  • Medical Issues in Social Work
  • Social Policy: Form and Analysis