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Master of Social Work

Brenda DuBois

Professor Emeritus

Social Work

Main Campus
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Professor emeritus, licensed clinical social worker in Illinois, and frequent workshop presenter on social work ethics.


Education and Training

PhD, Illinois State University
Higher Education Administration

MSW, University of Iowa
Social Work

BA, Western Illinois University
Sociology and Anthropology


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Empowerment social work
  • macrolevel social work practice 
  • social work ethics


Courses Taught

Concentration Field Experience Seminar - ethics

Advanced Empowerment Practice II - macrolevel social work


Recent Publications

Social Work: An Empowering Profession (8th ed., in press), by Brenda DuBois and Karla Miley, Allyn & Bacon Publishers, 2014. (First edition, 1992)

Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach (7th ed.), by Karla Miley, Michael O'Melia, and Brenda DuBois, Allyn & Bacon Publishers, 2013. (First edition, 1995)



American Red Cross, Quad Cities Chapter, Disaster Mental Health Volunteer and Trainer

Skip-A-Long Day Care, Moline, IL, Outcomes Data and Statistical Analysis