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Dr. Amy Fischer Williams

Amy Fischer Williams holds a BA in Psychology, an MSW (University of Minnesota) and a DSW (University of St. Thomas). Dr. Fischer Williams joined the department in Fall 2006, having previously taught at the College of Menominee Nation. Her professional practice areas of interest include: vital involvement, macro-level practice, and school social work. Areas of research interest include: program evaluation; and social work curriculum, especially curriculum standards to prepare practitioners to work and collaborate with Indigenous people and communities, and practitioner self-care.

Dr. Fischer Williams has taught across the baccelaurate curriculum: Social Welfare Institutions, Social Welfare Policy, Ethics in a Diverse Society, Interviewing Lab, Generalist Practice I & II, Interpersonal Skills, Family Lifecycle Transitions, Field Seminar, and Introduction to Social Work. At the MSW level she has taught: Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Diversity; Generalist Social Work Practice; Skills Lab with Individuals, Families & Small Groups; and Advanced and Foundation Social Work Field Practicum.

Dr. Fischer Williams served as the BSW Field Coordinator until 2019. She also served a 4-year term (2010-2014) as the MSW Collaborative Program Field Coordinator at time of substantial growth.

From 2002-2008, Dr. Fischer Williams served as independent evaluator at the College of Menominee Nation for the Native American Vocational and Technical Education Program (NAVTEP) grant. In 2008 she was elected as the outside evaluator of Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP). The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is awarded to the College of Menominee Nation. CMN-NACTEP provides career and technical education programs for the greater Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge-Munsee tribal communities. She continues to serve in this capacity.

Select presentations include: the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in Hong Kong, China; the 16th World Congress International Union Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Kunming, China; and the keynote speaker at the Strengthening Culturally Responsive Services with Indigenous People: Effective Skills for Providers conference co-organized by Bemidji State University departments of Social Work and American Indian Resource Center.

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