Barbara Pierce, Ph.D., MSS, LCSW

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs / Associate Professor

ES 4138G
902 West New York Street
(317) 274-8392
Area of responsibility:
IUSSW system with office located at IUPUI

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest

Dr. Barbara Pierce earned her B.S from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia), M.S.S. and M.L.S.P. from Bryn Mawr College, and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of research interest include child welfare workforce issues, trauma education, teaching and learning, and rural social work.  Dr. Pierce teaches graduate courses in child welfare and trauma, and theory, and community engaged participatory action research.  She is the PI for multiple grants and is an active program evaluator. Dr. Pierce is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellow and a previous recipient of the Charles R. Bantz Community Engaged Fellowship. 

Teaching Interest

Practice with children, youth, and families; trauma; child welfare, community engaged participatory research, social theory. 

Practice Experience

Adoption and teen pregnancy social worker

Clinical social worker-- sexual abuse; family treatment and intervention; private practice related to trauma in women and children; EAP