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Ande Nesmith

Professor, School of Social Work Director

  • Education
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MSW, University of Washington

    BA, Albion College

  • Expertise
  • Outcomes for adolescents in foster care

    Environmental justice

    Use of technology to support vulnerable youth and emerging adults

    Engaging undergraduates in research

Ande loves social work because it encompasses the whole person and the whole environment. She values not only interpersonal human relationships, but our ties to all life on Earth.

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In the News

  • Radical Empathy for Every Living Being: Nursing & Social Work Converge on Climate, Nov. 2022. Dr. Nesmith joins former Susan S. Morrison School of Nursing faculty member, Dr. Raney Linck, to discuss the roles nurses and social workers can play in addressing the climate crisis, and how these professions can collaborate.
  • Faculty Member Awarded Fulbright, March 2018. Dr. Ande Nesmith chosen for grant to expand her research to Czech Republic in fall
  • Teaching Environmental Justice Across the Social Work Curriculum, November, 2017. Dr. Ande Nesmith writes that Environmental Justice was added as a competency to the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), but what does that mean and how might this look within a social work curriculum?

Schmitz, C., Forbes, R., Nesmith, A., Billiot, S., & Prussia, L., & Lawrence, L. (2019). Intersection of Ecology with Social and Environmental Justice: Historical Context to Action. Workshop of the Environmental Justice Committee, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.

Nesmith, A. (2018). Reaching young people through texting-based crisis counseling: Process, benefits, and challenges. Advances in Social Work Practice, 18(4), 1147-1164, DOI: 10.18060/21590

Nesmith, A. (2018). Foster Care in the U.S.A. Impact on Outcomes for Older Youth. Presentation. Prague, Czech Republic: Czech Society for Inclusive Education.

Nesmith, A. (2017). Coping with change: Using the Bridge’s transitions framework with foster youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 78, 41-47. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.009