Deborah PadgettDeborah Padgett

Associate Professor,
Department Chair, Social Work
Ph.D., Washington University – St. Louis
M.S.W., University of Michigan
B.A., College of Wooster

Email: dpadgett@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6452
Room: 1077 Enderis Hall

Professional Interests

  • Leadership, management, and administration
  • Ethics
  • Community practice

Deborah Padgett (Ph.D., Washington University - St. Louis, 1991) joined the faculty in 1991. Her primary teaching interests are in the areas of group practice, administration and community practice, and ethics, with research interests in administrative and community leadership.

Select Recent Publications: Book Chapters

Padgett, D.L. (2009).  Rev. Debra Trakel: Fighting for Milwaukee’s Hungry, Homeless, and Displaced.  In A. Lieberman (Ed.), Women in social work who have changed the world, pp. 137-148.  Chicago, Illinois: Lyceum.   

Select Recent Publications: Journal Articles

Richmond, P.A. & Padgett, D.L. (2002).  Finding the line: Boundary decisions in residential treatment. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 20(1), 53-66.

Padgett, D.L. (2002).  Institutionalizing activism: The history of the Sherman Park Community Association.  Journal of Community Practice, 10(4), 67-83.

Professional Work

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Social Service Review
Journal of Social Service Research
Journal of Family Issues
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Peacock Publishers

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Council on Social Work Education
Association of Community Organization and Social Administration
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action