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Johnson, Debra

Associate Professor, Social Work
School of Education - Counselling

Memorial Arts Building 207
(636) 949 4193

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 16 SW 10500 1HLF1  Social Service Agency Observation
FA SEM 16 SW 10500 2HLF1  Social Service Agency Observation
FA SEM 16 SW 31100 2HLF1  Social Work Practice II
FA SEM 16 SW 36000 10  Service Learning
FA SEM 16 SW 45000 PIF  Field Practicum
SP SEM 17 SW 10500 1HLF1  Social Service Agency Observation
SP SEM 17 SW 10500 2HLF1  Social Service Agency Observation
SP SEM 17 SW 32000 1HLF1  Social Welfare Policy and Services I
SP SEM 17 SW 36000 11  Service Learning
SP SEM 17 SW 45000 PIF10  Field Practicum


I am an Assistant Professor of Social Work.  Presently I serve in the capacity of Social Work Faculty and the Field Education Coordinator.  I am starting my 12th year at Lindenwood and taught 7 years previously at Spring Arbor University in Michigan.

Experience Highlights: 36+ years of combined social work and law enforcement practice experience in a variety of agencies and settings. Taught Social Work full time for eighteen years in two CSWE accredited BSW programs. Director of Field Instruction, academic advisor, field liaison, and additionally taught in an adult degree completion program, Family Life Education. Areas of interest in Social Work predominately involve practice, death grief and loss, ethics, and juveniles. Taught Law Enforcement at the University of Missouri Columbia at the Law Enforcement Training institute for two years, taught as an adjunct professor at three different police academies, and have taught criminal justice courses at the University level. Department Chair of Social Work and past Department Chair of Criminal Justice. In addition have taught courses in psychology and sociology. Facilitated, designed, and taught workshops and seminars for professional development on a wide variety of topics. Co-led numerous cross-cultural experiences for students to England, Scotland, Italy, France and Spain. Visiting professor in the school of Social Work at the University of Tallinn, Estonia. Taught workshops in China on American Culture. Former police officer certified in the State of Missouri. Initiated a Crime Prevention Program and Victim Assistance at a local police agency. Wide knowledge base combining theory with practice in predominately two different disciplines, Social Work and Criminal Justice. Sought after presenter for workshops on human diversity, cross-cultural issues, ethics, and other relevant topics. LCSW licensure supervisor and frequent presenter. Past board member of Missouri Chapter of NASW. Member of the Ethics Review board.

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