Robert Weiler, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Senior Lecturer and MSW Field Administrator

Area of responsibility: IUPUI & IU Fort Wayne

ES 4159
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-6707

Curriculum Vitae


M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988

B.A., Luther College, Decorah, Iowa (sociology and religion), 1974

Area of Interest:

Bob Weiler, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, is Senior Lecturer and MSW Field Administrator – IUPUI campus. Prior to coming to IUPUI in 2007, Bob was a full-time Lecturer for nine years at IU Northwest Division of Social Work, where he also served as Interim Director of the Division from 2000-2002. Bob was also Indiana Region One Representative for NASW – Indiana Chapter from 2000-2002 and was named Social Worker of the Year for Region One in 2005. He continues to be a member of NASW – Indiana Chapter and was Vice President of the chapter from 2011-2014. Bob is Co-Principal Investigator, NY Community Trust Grant, The National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services and serves on the City of Indianapolis Continuum of Care, Program Application and Technical Assistance Committee.  He was also the Principal Investigator for the School’s Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE) grant from 2008-2011. Bob’s professional practice experience includes work in the fields of youth services, child welfare, adult intellectual disabilities, and mental health and addictions. He has also done research and community service related to homelessness. Bob holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and completed his Master of Social Work education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Teaching Interest:

  • Generalist and clinical practice
  • Field education
  • Mental health and addictions

Practice Experience:

  • Youth services
  • Child welfare
  • Adult intellectual disabilities
  • Mental health and addictions

Publications / Presentations:

Kaplan, M.S., & Weiler, R.E. (1997). Social patterns of smoking behavior: Trends and practice implications. Health and Social Work, 22(1), 47-52.

Wagner, M., Newcomb, P.R., & Weiler, R.E. (2001).The 2001 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards:Implications for MSW Programs. Advances in Social Work, 2(2), 113-118.

Weiler, R.E. (2004). Substance abuse as problem or symptom: The Smith family. In R.F. Rivas & G.H. Hull, Jr. (Eds.), Case studies in generalist practice (3rd ed., pp. 51-56). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.