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Pamela J. Huggins, M.S.W., LCSW

Associate Clinical Professor; Social Work
College for Public Health and Social Justice

I am inspired every day by our social work students who stand up for social justice and plan a career of service to people in need.

- Pamela Huggins, M.S.W.

Courses Taught

Social Work Practices with Communities and Organizations; Generalist Integrative Seminar; Community and Organization Integrative Seminar; Interprofessional Practicum Experience


  • M.S.W., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S.W., University of Missouri-Columbia

Practice Areas

Divorce mediation; nonprofit administration; policy practice; supervision.

Research Interests

Field education outcomes; gender gap in elected governmental office; international social work and practice; social work and political advocacy; supervision, continuing education.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Williamson, S., Hostetter, C., Byers, K. & Huggins, P. (2010). I found myself at this practicum: Student reflections on field education. Advances in Social Work, 11, (2), 235-247.

  2. Hostetter, C., Byers, Katharine, Williamson, S. and Huggins, P. (2007). The Transformative Power of a Learning Community. Advances in Social Work, 8, (2), 236-252.
  3. Berg-Weger, M. and Huggins, P. (1996) Practicum at Place of Employment: To do or not to do? The New Social Worker, Spring, 1996.

Honors and Awards

  • Inspiring Professor Award, Kappa Alpha Theta - 2015
  • Distinguished Chapter Service Award, NASW- Indiana Chapter - 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NASW-Indiana Chapter - 2003
  • Faculty Award, Commission on Multicultural Understanding, Indiana University - 2002
  •  Certificate of Appreciation, NASW-Missouri Chapter - 1984 and 1996

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council for Social Work Education
  • Association of Social Work Boards
  • Influencing Social Policy
  • Empower Missouri

Community Work and Service

  • Operation Food Search, volunteer
  • Divorce mediation
  • Geriatric care management