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Christie Bernklau Halvor

Associate Professor of Social Work Social Work Practicum Program Director Department of Social Work College of Health & Human Services
Office: George R. White Library & Learning Center 215 Phone: 503-493-6209
Ph.D., Portland State University
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University

Christie joined Concordia University’s Social Work Program in 2006. One of her primary responsibilities is to support social work students as they plan for and participate in their senior year practicum placements out in the community. In addition to Practicum, the courses she has taught include Social Welfare Policy, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations, Ethics in Healthcare, and Perspectives in Aging. Her dissertation research focused on increasing the effectiveness with which the social work profession prepares its undergraduate students for political advocacy. Prior to coming to Concordia, she worked in a variety of social work settings, including a VA Medical Center, a Community Action Agency, and a healthcare ethics center. She has been involved in program evaluations and research related to long-term care, early childhood development, poverty policy, and death and dying.

Outside of work, Christie enjoys live music, hiking, gardening, reading, and being outdoors with her family.