Nancy Banman, Ph.D.
Associate professor of social work

Nancy Banman
Professor Banman joins the Bluffton faculty in spring semester 2015. A graduate of Bethel College (Kansas) she earned her masters degree from the University of Kansas and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. She previously taught at Colorado State University 1993-2014.



Walter Paquin, Ph.D., LISW
Assistant professor of social work

Walt Paquin
Professor Paquin was a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri, where he worked in the field for several years in St. Louis. Both his master's degree and Ph.D. are from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  Paquin, who received his bachelor's degree in social work from Western Carolina University in 1992, teaches human behavior in the social environment, community practice and social welfare policy and analysis.
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 Diana Kleman, ph.d., MSW, MEd,
Assistant professor of social work

Diana Kleman
Diana earned a doctorate from The Ohio State University. She has two master's degrees, one in education from University of Toledo and one in social work from Case Western Reserve University. For the past 13 years, Diana has been regional director of The Twelve of Ohio, an agency which provides foster care to children. Diana is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin, Ohio.
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Advisory Council 

The Advisory Council is comprised of Bluffton University faculty and staff, practicing social workers from the area, and students. It meets three times per academic year to advise the program director on curriculum content, program policies, fieldwork policies, program goals, recruitment strategies, accreditation self-study matters and other program matters.

Bluffton University faculty members

Diana Kleman
Walter Paquin

Bluffton University staff members

Ted Bible
Sue Van Eman

Bluffton University student members

Aryn Banks
Nicole Fairborn
Alison Janzen
Paige Nofsinger

Community Advisory members

Autumn Browning
Jessica Cox
Scott Ferris
Angie Heffner
Tom Hull
Cindi Orley
Shari Schmersal
Teresa Schnipke
Nancy Stephani
Deb Stinson
Jennifer Swartzlander
Beth West