IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Andrea Tamburro, MSW, EdD
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the BSW Program
Area of responsibility: IU South Bend
1800 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Office: (574) 520-4635
Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership - with Honours, Simon Fraser University British Columbia, Canada
Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Iowa
BA in Social Science Anderson University
Area of Interest:
Dr. Andrea Tamburro is the Director of the BSW Program in Social Work at Indiana University South Bend. She joined the faculty in 2010. Dr. Tamburro is from Indiana and returned after teaching and coordinating a Social Work and Human Services Open Learning Program (distance education) in Canada. She completed a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. The emphasis of her research is Social Work Accreditation and the inclusion of diverse perspectives in Social Work including Indigenous curriculum content. She earned her MSW from the University of Iowa. Her practice experience includes social work with diverse populations in the areas of corrections, mental health, domestic violence, and child protection in urban and rural areas. She is a member of the Shawnee Piqua Tribe, a tribe that is recognized by the State of Alabama.
I have taught in all of the areas in the BSW Program.
Wellness Coordinator - Thompson Rivers University
Education Director for an American Indian Tribe
Social Service and Mental Health Coordinator Head Start
Mental health practitioner in several settings
Provided services in domestic violence, probation, criminal justice half-way house, and a group home.
Publications / Presentations:
Tamburro, A. (2013). Including Decolonization in Social Work Education and Practice. Journal of Indigenous Social Development.
Tamburro, A. (2014). Indigenous Content in the Curricula of Professional Academic Programmes. Canadian Journal of Native Education
Pike, C, & Tamburro, A. (2014) Problem and disordered gambling: A growing and often hidden behavioral addiction. Chapter 69 in the Social Workers Desk Reference. New York, NY, Oxford University Press, (3rd ed).
Tamburro, A., & Tamburro, P. R. (2014). Social services and Indigenous Peoples of North America: Precolonial to contemporary times. In H. N. Weaver (Ed.), Social Work with Native Americans. London, UK: Ashgate.
Young, D, Tamburro, A., Harris, M. (2014). Literature Reviews. The Writer’s Handbook: A Guide for Social Workers. I also contributed to three book chapters: Academic Writing, Research, and APA Writing Style.
Young, D, Tamburro, A., Harris, M. (2015). Contributed social work examples and edited The Writer’s Handbook: 12 Workshops for Effective Writing, Ogden Dunes, IN, The Writer’s Toolkit Publishing