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Melanie Berte-Hickey

Melanie Berte-Hickey

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Department: Department of Social Work
Phone: 712-279-5541
Office Location: Heelan Hall 323


  • M.S.W., University of Iowa, 2011.
  • M.A., Pastoral Ministries, 1999.
  • B.S.W., University of Northern Iowa, 1994.
  • Bioethics Certification, National Catholic Bioethics Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Melanie Berte-Hickey


At Briar Cliff University, Melanie works with students in both the online and campus Bachelor of Social Work programs. Prior to BCU, Melanie worked at St. Jude Hospice, where she was Vice President of Mission, Ethics and Benefits. Melanie holds a certification in Catholic Bioethics at the National Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, PA. Melanie is well versed and has expertise in grief and bereavement. Her passions are gerontology practices and meeting the needs of the aging population. Melanie continues to provide in end of life care as a PRN social worker for hospice.