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Regina Boarman

Chair/Professor of Social Work
Office: 325 CBH 
Mail Stop: 1705 
Phone: 6583 


Degrees earned: Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Chicago; MSW, Loyola University in Chicago.

Professional experience: Regina Boarman has over 20 years of direct practice experience as a social worker in Chicago and 15 years of teaching experience. Experience includes clinical work with individuals and families in inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Her areas of expertise include disabilities, aging and mental health. In addition to her work as a medical social worker, Regina maintained a private practice in Chicago as a mental health therapist, counseling women who were experiencing transitions in their lives. She has published in the area of caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients and most recently co-authored with faculty from Clarke in nursing, physical therapy and education on inter-professional learning through interdisciplinary collaboration, the results of a research study involving students from all of the disciplines.

Teaching philosophy: It is a privilege to teach, to walk briefly with students on their journey through Clarke. I believe it must begin with the student’s reality and that my responsibility is to listen carefully to each student, teach and guide, and in all things to be consistent in my expectations, and my presence emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.

Clarke’s impact on Regina: At Clarke people care for one another. When something happens everyone comes together. When someone is hurt or ill people want to be there to support and help out in any way they can. It really is a caring community.

Regina’s favorite:

Movie – The Help

Book – The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and The Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Quote – “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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