School of Social Work


Elaine Ragsdale Schott, Ph.D., LMSW

Ph.D., Michigan State University
MSW, University of Michigan
BSW, Bluffton College

Teaching at GVSU since: August 1987

Contact Information:
Phone: 616-331-6555
389 C DeVos Center
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Areas of Specialty
Field education; rural social work practice; school social work practice and organizational cultural competence; addressing needs of at-risk children; resilience and locus of control among rural and urban adolescent males; resilience among African American males; national and international service learning experiences for students; social welfare policy.

Community Involvement
Former Board Member of Spectra, Family Outreach Center, GVSU Career Counseling Center, Halcyon, and Family Impact;  Founder, Children's Problem Casegroup;  Member, Inter-University Committee on School Social Work;  Board Member, Baxter Community Center.

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