Research Fellow 2013-14 and 2016-17
Professor, Social Work Program/Master of Arts in Servant Leadership Research Faculty
Dr. Anderson-Meger has been a social worker for over 30 years and has over 16 years of experience as a professor in the Social Work department at Viterbo University. She currently serves as Program Director. She holds doctorate, masters, and bachelors degrees in social work and is certified as an advance practice social worker. Over her years at Viterbo she has led and served on numerous elected and appointed committees. She has served on the executive board of the Wisconsin Council on Social Work Education and is vice chair of the governor-appointed Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Review Board (MPSW Board) for the State of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson-Meger has served 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 critical thinking. She has taught across the curriculum in social work and specializes in research methods and theory courses. She helped design and teach the research sequence in the Masters of Servant Leadership program. Her social work practice experience includes work in policy development and evaluation, medical and vocational rehabilitation, and counseling. Dr. Anderson-Meger has several publications and is the author of a book on the importance of research and theory for social work.
- Anderson-Meger, J. (2016). Why do I need research and theory? A guide for social work. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis
- Anderson-Meger, J. (2015). The role of epistemological beliefs in social work education. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. (9)2, 69-88.www.jeqr.org
- Anderson-Meger, J. (2014, July, 21). Examining knowledge beliefs to motivate student learning Faculty Focus: Higher Education Teaching Strategies. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/examine-knowledge-beliefs-motivate-student-learning/
- Anderson-Meger, J. (2013). The epistemological beliefs of social work students. (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University). Available from ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishers Database. (UMI No. 3564240) http://search.proquest.com.library.capella.edu/pqdtft/docview/1400820879/1404B 38A1EA66A95C58/1?accountid=27965.
- 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 http://ijbhtnet.com 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. http://www.nacsw.org/samplesswc.html
- Anderson-Meger, J. (2011) Critical thinking in online social work education. Available from http://www.ijbhtnet.com/journals/Vol_1_No_2_September_2011/3.pdf.
- Epistemological Beliefs of Social Work Students
- Critical Thinking in Social Work
- Values, Ethics, and Technology in Social Work
- Teaching Values and Ethics