Dr. Julie Guevara


Office Address:  
361C DEV

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Office Hours:
Monday: 2:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. and also by appointment

Teaching Areas:
SW 319 Social Welfare Policy
SW 495 Senior Seminar Capstone
SW 354/630 Global Service Learning
SW 490/492 Field Education

Julia A. Guevara, PhD, LMSW served in the GVSU School of Social Work (SSW) for 15 years as a member of the faculty, BSW program director, and interim director of the School. She left the SSW and served in the Office of the Provost for 11 years as an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs with university-wide responsibilities for accreditation, assessment and strategic planning. Dr. Guevara recently returned to the Social Work faculty where she currently teaches in both graduate and undergraduate social work programs.  
Julie has extensive experience having served on numerous non-profit human service boards as well as service with national professional social work organizations including the Council on Social Work Education-Commission on Accreditation, CSWE Global Commission, CSWE Nominating Committee, and the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Board of Directors.  
As a social work practitioner Dr. Guevara has worked in non-profit mental health organizations and has taught social work at the University of Tirana, Albania, and at a special program in Merida, Mexico.  She has engaged in the study of human rights and international social work throughout Central America and for the past 20 years Dr. Guevara has lead both master and bachelor social work student on study abroad trips to El Salvador and Guatemala.

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Program, May 1996, Social Work and Political Science, Dissertation Study - El Salvador and Nicaragua, Michigan State University

Master’s Degree in Social Work, 1985, International Study - Managua, Nicaragua, Western Michigan University

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, 1978, International Study - University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, Grand Valley State College

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