Virginia Majewski, Ph.D.


Campus: Indianapolis

Education/Social Work Building, ES 4138G
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
Office: 317-274-8464

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Virginia Majewski, PhD serves as professor and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work. She holds a Master of Arts in Hispanic Languages, Master of Social Work, and doctorate in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Previous academic appointments include Chairperson of the Division of Social Work at West Virginia University, Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming, and Associate Professor and Department Chair of Social Work & Gerontology at California University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of teaching include: Community organizing, social policy, research, program evaluation, group work, and cross-cultural practice. She co-designed and -taught four service-learning courses on American Indian reservations in South Dakota.  Dr. Majewski's research and scholarship include service and experiential learning to enhance the social work curriculum; hunger and food insecurity; American Indian issues; rural social work practice; and, applied ethnographic research. She has received grants for implementing service learning in the curriculum and building co-curricular volunteer opportunities for social work students. In 2007, she co-edited a book on Social work and service learning: Partnerships for social justice.