Faculty | Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program Director

Don Schweitzer received his PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University in 2011 and his Master of Arts in Social Work from Boise State University in 2005. His research goals are to continue to conduct participatory and qualitative research in an effort to help shape innovative forms of policy, treatment models and service evaluation that can help overcome the problems associated with the homeless and runaway youth. He currently serves as the program director for the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Assistant Professor & Director of BSW Field Education

Dr. Merritt is a Senior Research Associate II in the Regional Research Institute for Human Services at PSU, where she partners with local reservation-based tribal communities to develop and evaluate maternal child and behavioral health programming. Her other interests include autism in everyday life, environmental justice, and the history of social work in the environmental movement.