Faculty

Walter Paquin, Ph.D., LISW
Associate 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.

 

Heidi Mercer
Visiting assistant professor of social work


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.