Michelle Meer, MSW

BSW Program Director
(317) 955-6482
Marian Hall, room 307C


Michelle Meer, MSW is an assistant professor of social work in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She is the director of the BSW program.  Michelle received her MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work and her BA in Psychology with a concentration in Business from Marian (College) University.

Michelle is past director of field education and past BSW director at the University of Indianapolis for eight years. Michelle was a MSW Field Specialist with Indiana University School of Social Work for four years. She has professional experience working with older adults in long-term care facilities. She was Executive Director of two adoption agencies, one which housed a residential program for teen mothers. She also is the recipient of the Phylis Lan Lin Program in Social Work Field Instructor of the Year in 2008 from the University of Indianapolis and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 from Marian University.

Michelle is a huge sports fan and enjoys attending various sporting events.  She enjoys trips to the beach (any beach!) where she can soak up the sun and ride the waves. Michelle also enjoys spending time with extended family, reading, gardening, capturing sunsets and coffee. Michelle and her husband enjoy dining out at various restaurants in the Indianapolis area. Both also volunteer at various community and church organizations.

Research and Professional Interests

  • Interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Professional development in the field of social work
  • Older adults
  • Social Justice
  • Adoption
  • Macro practice (leadership, program development, supervision)
  • Older adults

Courses taught

  • Field of Social Work (Intro to Social Work)
  • Junior and Senior Field Seminars
  • Holocaust and Hope: The Christian and Jewish Conversation  • Grief and Loss
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment (Macro)
  • Immersion
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Medical Terminology and Interprofessional Practice
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