Brandon Youker

Brandon Youker

Brandon Youker, Ph.D., MSSW
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Western Michigan University
MSSW, Columbia University BASW, Michigan State University Teaching at GVSU since: August 2012

Contact Information:
Phone: 616-331-6585 353 C DeVos Center


Areas of Specialty

Macro-Level Social Work Practice & Issues: Evaluation Theory, Methodology; & Practice; Goal-Free Evaluation; Research on Evaluation; Program Evaluation (e.g., Social Work, Non-Profits, & the Arts); Non-Profit Management & Administration; Grant Writing; Community-Based Teaching & Learning; Experiential Learning Pedagogy; Non-Gender Conforming Children & Human Rights; Qualitative Research Methods; Religious Pluralism.

Community Involvement

Evaluation and Evaluation Consulting (e.g., Family Promise of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo Kids In Tune, Crescendo Academy of Music, & Ikus Life Enrichment Services). Workshop & Conference Presenter on Topics Related to Evaluation and Pedagogy. Phi Alpha Honor Society Faculty Advisor & Member.

Former Post-Graduate Social Work Fellow at Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. Member of the American Evaluation Association, the Michigan Evaluation Association, & the Council on Undergraduate Research.

For Selected Works from Dr. Youker see the following link:

Independent Study Options Available

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