Doctorate of Education in Leadership - St. Mary's University; 2008
Masters in Social Working - Michigan State University; 1981
Bachelors in Social Working - Morningside College, Iowa; 1974

Courses Taught

Interviewing and Counseling
Introduction to Social Work
Case Management
Marriage and Family
Death and Dying, Resiliency
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Practice with Individuals and Families
Senior Seminar
First Year Experience

Previous Teaching Experience

ISD 728 – Cultural Competence Trainer/Facilitator for teachers and paraprofessional staff
Elk River, MN – Community Education
Spencer, IA – Trained mental health staff, social services, juvenile probation, parents, regarding intra-family sexual abuse, intervention and treatment
Ft. Dix, NJ – Trained mental health staff, military police, community members regarding domestic violence and child abuse prevention and treatment
Ft. Collins, CO – Trained Lutheran Social Services on the Nurturing Program


Accepted for School Social Work Journal: Parents' Decision Making Process for the Treatment of ADHD. Published Fall 2011.

Submitted for publication to Journal of Teacher Education and Special Education: ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment: How Parents Decide Textbook review: Intentional Interviewing and Counseling by Ivy, Ivy & Zalaquett

BSW program for Glenville State College Spring 2009

Critical Incident Response Plan for Glenville State College, August 2010

Social Justice Grant, September 2009

Intra-family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, 1988

Grant and Program writing: Fort Dix – Temple University Spouse Abuse Model: Curriculum Guide, 1984.

Grant and Program writing: Family School Curriculum Guide for Family Advocacy Program: A Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention Program, 1982.


Bethany College: Empowering Families conference presenter November 2010

Professional Experience

School Social Worker. Independenet School District 728, Elk River, MN. August 1990 - June 2008.
Day Treatment Coordinator/Therapist. Mt. St. Vincent Children's Home, Denver, CO. June 1989 - July 1990.
Clinical Social Worker, Coordinator: Family Centered Services. Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center, Spencer, IA. February 1985 - May 1989.
Coordinator of Family Advocacy Program, Clinical Social Worker. Army Community Services, Fort Dix, NJ. June 1982 - January 1985.
Behavioral Science Specialist. United States Army. Fort Campbell, KY and Fort Wainwright, AK. June 1975 - May 1978.