D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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Research Fellow 2013–14

Jennifer Anderson-Meger

Jennifer Anderson MegerProfessor, Social Work Program/Master of Arts in Servant Leadership Research Faculty

Dr. Anderson-Meger is a professor in the Social Work department. She holds a Doctorate of Social Work from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn., a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She served eight years as Field Director from 2000–08 and is currently the assessment coordinator for the program. Anderson-Meger also serves as chair of the Institutional Review Board and as a member of the Board of Review for Viterbo University. Over her years at Viterbo she has served on numerous elected and appointed committees.

Externally she serves on the executive board of the Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education. Andeson-Meger is also a governor-appointed member of the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Review Board (MOSW Board) for the State of Wisconsin. She is a reviewer for the National Council on Undergraduate Research Proceedings. Anderson-Meger serves as a trainer to social workers statewide for boundaries and ethics continuing education.  Her research and scholarship is focused on epistemology in social work and values and ethics. Anderson-Meger teaches research methods in the Servant Leadership graduate program and specializes in social work research methods and theory courses for the undergraduate social work program. She has a total of seven years of post-MSW practice experience including work in policy development and evaluation, alcohol, drug and dual diagnosis counseling, medical and vocational rehabilitation, and general counseling. Anderson-Meger is currently working on a book for Routledge Publishing that focuses on the importance of research and theory for social work.



Speaking Topics

  • Epistemological Beliefs of Social Work Students
  • Critical Thinking in Social Work
  • Values, Ethics, and Technology in Social Work
  • Teaching Values and Ethics
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