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Heather Craig-Oldsen

Associate Professor, Social Work Program Chair and Director

Social Work Department

Heelan 320

Started at Briar Cliff:



  • M.S.W., University of Nebraska
  • B.A., Religion and French, Theatre Arts Minor; Nebraska Wesleyan University


As a trainer and consultant I taught social workers all over the United States between 1980 and 2004. During that time I learned that professional development is exciting and fun – for both the learner and the learning mentor. As a college instructor, I see myself as a mentor to each of my students. Learning requires a negotiated partnership between the learner and the mentor. Our partnering relationship is important and worth the effort it requires.

Advises for:

Social Work Club