Julie Birkenmaier, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW
Professor; Social Work
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Financial Capability Practice; Policy Practice for Social Justice; Community Theory and Practice
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
M.S.W., Saint Louis University
Financial Capability; Financial Capability Education in Social Work Education; Financial Knowledge and Skills; Financial Access; Financial Credit; Assets; Community Development
Publications and Media Placements
She has co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and books on financial capability
and asset building, and social work practice.
- Birkenmaier, J. M. Oliver, A., & Huang, J. (2020). The bank staff perspective on reducing financial exclusion through affordable financial products and services. Journal of Poverty. 10.1080/10875549.2020.1799288
- Caplan, M., Birkenmaier, J. M. & Bae, J. (2020). Financial exclusion in OECD countries: A scoping review. International Journal of Social Welfare. 10.1111/ijsw.12430
- Birkenmaier, J. M. & Fu, Q. (in press). Is bank staff interaction associated with customer saving behavior in banks? Journal of Consumer Affairs.
- Birkenmaier, J. M. & Fu, Q. (2020). Financial behavior and financial access: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 31(1), 1-15. 10.1891/JFCP-18-00067
- Birkenmaier, J. M., Lane, L. B., Callahan, C. & Hageman, S. (2020). Course models for increased competency for practice integrated with financial capability and asset building. Journal of Social Work Education. 10.1080/10437797.2020.1714522
- Financial Capability and Asset-building in Vulnerable Households (2018, Oxford University Press)
- Financial capability and asset building with diverse populations (2018, Routledge)
Honors and Awards
In 2019, she received the Mid-Career Award from ACOSA. In 2019, she was also elected as a Fellow for the Society for Social Work and Research.
Professional Organizations and Associations
She is a member of the following organizations:
- Faculty Director in Financial Capability, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St Louis
- Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA)
- Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
Community Work and Service
She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Community Practice Chair, ACOSA Awards Committee and an advisory leadership council member of the Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling.
She serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Consumer Policy, Journal of Technology in Human Services, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Social Work Education Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Community Practice, Qualitative Social Work, and Journal of Social Work.