Edward Fitzgerald, Ph.D., J.D.

Program Dir. IU East/Associate Professor

Tom Raper Hall, #152
2325 Chester Blvd.
(765) 973-8422
Area of responsibility:
IU East


Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1997 Master of Social Work, 1985 BA Psychology, 1981 Child welfare caseworker, Substance abuse therapist, Family therapist, Employee assistance program coordinator, Student assistance program coordinator

Area of Interest

Addictions, gatekeeping in social work education, improving social service capacity in rural communities, and the overlap of social work and law.

Publications / Presentations

Gatekeeping in BSW Programs Roundtable discussion at the 26th Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education Conference October 2008 held in Destin, Florida. Expanding Protection of Children Using Current Child Welfare Laws: Social Justice through Casework Practice. Peer reviewed paper presented at the 21st Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Education Conference October, 2003 held in Reno, Nevada. Queiro-Tajalli, I., Byers, K., & FitzGerald, E. (2001). The 2001 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards: Issues and opportunities for BSW education. Advances in Social Work, v 2, (2), 104-112.