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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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Research Fellow 2013–14

Jennifer Anderson-Meger

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

Dr. Anderson-Meger is an associate 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. An active university community member, she serves on the Institutional Review Board, search committees, and mission seminar task force.

Externally she serves on the executive board of the Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education. 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, J. (2013) Undergraduate social work students’ epistemological beliefs. Submitted for review to The Journal of Social Work Education. July 26, 2013.
  • Anderson-Meger, J. (2013). The epistemological beliefs of social work students. (Doctoral dissertation). Submitted for publication to ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishers, May 15, 2013.
  • Fossen, C., Anderson-Meger, J., & Daehn Zellmer, D. (2012) Infusing a new ethical decision making model throughout a BSW curriculum. Manuscript accepted for publication to the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, publication fall 2013.
  • Anderson-Meger, J. (2011) Critical thinking and e-learning in social work education. International Journal of Business, Humanities, and Technology. 1(2) 17-27. Retrieved from and Academic Search Premier.
  • Zellmer, D.D. & Anderson-Meger, J.I. (2011). Rural Midwestern religious beliefs and help seeking  behavior: Implications for social work practice.  Social Work & Christianity. 38(1) 29-50.
  • Anderson-Meger, J. (2011) Critical thinking in on-line social work education. Available from Meger.pdf.

Speaking Topics

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