Stephen Cummings

Stephen Cummings in a blue shirt
Clinical Associate Professor, Distance Education Administrator
2002, MSW, The University of Iowa; 1994, BA Elementary Education, The University of Iowa
357 NH
Curriculum Vitae: 

I have a strong interest in technology in the field of social work practice, which led me to my role as the Distance Education Administrator and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. My areas of productivity and teaching center on preparing students for practice, including teaching areas in professional writing, as well as preparing students for the licensing exam.

I've been involved with the social work field for over 20 years, although I needed a good mentor early on to state explicitly: "You know what you are doing is social work, right?" I worked with a community-based agency for people with intellectual disabilities before seeking my MSW. After graduating, I worked as a hospital social worker for 10 years, focusing on interventions for trauma patients and families


Teaching Areas: 
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Professional Social Work Writing
  • Social Work in Health Care Settings
  • Family Violence
  • Discrimination, Oppression and Diversity
  • Integrated Theory and Practice I and II
Work Experience : 

Medical Social Work