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
barjpier@iupui.edu

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, practice evaluation, and philosophy of science.  She is the PI for the Indiana NCWWI grant and is an active program evaluator. 

Teaching Interest:

Practice with children, youth, and families; trauma; child welfare

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