Connie FossenConnie Fossen

Associate Professor, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
Social Work Field Director
MC 528


  • B.S. in Women's Studies and Social Psychology, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minn., 1979
  • M.S.S.W. in Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis., 1981
  • Doctorate of Education, Programs in Higher Education, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1997 

Courses Taught: 

  • Interview Skills for Social Work
  • Field Preparation Seminar
  • Social Work Practice I - Individuals and Families
  • Social Work Practice II - Groups and Communities
  • Social Work with the Elderly
  • Child Welfare and Family Services
  • Current Issues in Social Work
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Senior Capstone Seminar
  • Field Education Liaison 
  • Social Work Service Learning
  • Mexicans Living and Working in the U.S. 

Research Interests: 

  • Service Learning in Social Work Education
  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Values and Ethics in Social Work        
  • Improving the Climate for Diversity in Institutions
  • Cross-cultural Social Work Practice