Beth Wahler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs / Associate Professor

Area of responsibility: IUSSW system with office located at IUPUI

ES 4138G
902 West New York Street, ES 4138G
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-6713

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Wahler received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Evansville and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kentucky.  She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and has been on the faculty in the School of Social Work since 2012.  

Area of Interest:

Dr. Wahler’s main research interests involve the impact of poverty and other factors associated with social disadvantage on the development and perpetuation of mental health and substance abuse problems.  

Practice Experience:

Prior to earning her PhD, Dr. Wahler previously worked as both a practitioner and supervisor for over 14 years.  Her practice experience was primarily with women attempting to overcome substance use disorders, mental health problems, learning disabilities and intimate partner violence victimization.

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