Barbara Pierce, Ph.D., MSS, LCSW

Associate Professor

Area of responsibility: IUPUI & IU Online

ES 4145
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-8392

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest:

Dr. Barbara Pierce earned her B.S from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia), M.S.S. and M.L.S.P. from Bryn Mawr College, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of research interest include child welfare workforce issues, trauma education, teaching and learning, and rural social work.  Dr. Pierce teaches graduate courses in child welfare and trauma, and theory, and community engaged participatory action research.  She is the PI for multiple grants and is an active program evaluator. Dr. Pierce is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellow and a previous recipient of the Charles R. Bantz Community Engaged Fellowship. 

Teaching Interest:

Practice with children, youth, and families; trauma; child welfare, community engaged participatory research, social theory. 

Practice Experience:

Adoption and teen pregnancy social worker

Clinical social worker-- sexual abuse; family treatment and intervention; private practice related to trauma in women and children; EAP