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Sister Shirley Fineran, O.S.F.

Sister Shirley Finneran

Director of Field Education; Assistant Professor of Social Work

Department: Department of Social Work
Phone: 712-279-5438
Office Location: Heelan 301


  • M.S.W. Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinios (Chicago)
  • B.A., Briar Cliff College
Sister Shirley Finneran


Sister Shirley Fineran, O.S.F., has been an active volunteer in peace, justice and women’s issues for more than 50 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa. She is a tireless advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and was recently recognized by the Sioux City Human Rights Commission with the 2013 War Eagle Human Rights Award.

Fineran has been a founding member of several organizations, including the Food Bank of SiouxlandSiouxland Habitat for Humanity andSiouxland Unidad Latina. She has served on the local boards of Mercy Hospital Diversity, Boys and Girls and Family Services, Leadership Siouxland and the United Way.