Carol Massat, Ph.D.

Director of MSW Program / Professor

Area of responsibility: IU South Bend

Wiekamp Hall, 2225
1800 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Office: (574) 520-4822

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Dr. Carol Rippey Massat, Ph.D., ACSW is Professor and Director, Indiana University School of Social Work, South Bend. She completed her MSW and doctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and served on the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago faculty for 21 years. Prior to beginning doctoral study, Dr. Massat carried out ten years of professional social work experience in child welfare, and mental health  settings. While at UIC Dr. Massat won the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award, a university wide achievement. She received several funded grants and was elected Presiding Officer of the UIC Faculty Senate. Dr. Massat was recently elected as the national Standards and Practices Chair of the School Social Work Association of America. She serves on the Board of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers. Dr. Massat has published an edited book, books for children in foster care, and numerous journal articles. Her research and scholarship have focused on parenting and on school social work issues. Dr. Massat has been invited twice to present on the topic of school social work at Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka Japan, most recently in February of 2012, and she has hosted Japanese scholars. Since joining the Indiana University School of Social Work Dr. Massat wrote a proposal that led to the approval of a BSW program for the South Bend campus. She is actively recruiting students into that program. She co-taught the Comparative Health Care class at Peking University in the summer of 2012 and currently teaches the Foundation research course in South Bend.