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Joan Groessl

Joan Groessl

Associate Professor & Social Work Department Chair
RH 320N
Social Work
Dr. Groessl serves students primarily in the graduate social work program. Her social work practice experience included twenty years in county mental health services, supervision, and administration. She has serves as consultant and provides a range of trainings for human services professionals.

Joan currently serves as chair of the Continuing Education Committee and is a former President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is President of the Board of the Algoma Medical Center and Long Term Care Unit and was a city alderperson for Ward III in the past. Joan's research interests include ethics, leadership, organizational culture, and interdisciplinary relationships.


  • PhD, Leadership Studies;, Marian University
  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee