Dr. Gary Whitford, SH 237
Name: Gary S. Whitford
Title: Professor, MSW Program Director
Brief Bio (150 words) highlighting professional experience
Prior to teaching at St. Cloud State University, Dr. Whitford worked in the fields of Youth Services, School Social Work for the St. Cloud School District, and pastoral duties for the Lutheran church. In his 18 years at SCSU he has served the Department in the following roles: Instructor, BSW Field Coordinator, BSW Program Director, Department Chair, and MSW Program Director.
Degrees and certifications
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Mdiv, Wartburg Theological Seminary
MSW, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota
Human Behavior, Social Work Research Methods, Field Experiences, Generalist Practice
Areas of expertise
Gerontological Social Work, LGBT Aging, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning,
Current research projects
The nature of same-sex relationships, long-term same-sex relationships, Charity and Justice in the history of the profession, use of role play in the classroom.
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