Robert L. O’Connor MSW, Associate Professor of Social Work at Metropolitan State University.

Licensed Graduate Social Worker     2000
Minnesota Board of Social Work
Master of Social Work: Program Development, Policy Administration            1997
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science: International Business Administration,            1989
Psychology Minor
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN


Metropolitan State University            January 2001-Present

Associate Professor of Social Work:

ProGroup Inc.            February 2001-2007

Senior Consultant: Contracted global diversity consultant, coach, and trainer for corporations who desire to increase the productivity of their workforce, services or products. Fortune 500 organizations served i.e. Microsoft, General Mills

Transracial Adoption Network & Private Practice –January ‘97-Present

Founder: Established a network of adult transracial adoptees to give back to the next generation of fostered and adopted youth.

Minnesota Department of Human Services January 1998-January 2001

Social Services Program Consultant-Adoption and Guardianship Unit

Field Instructor-DHS MSW Executive Pathways Student Internship Program

Certified Culture and Diversity Master Trainer- MN Child Welfare Training

System (MCWTS)-

Augsburg College Masters of Social Work Dept. 1999-2000 Academic Year

Adjunct Faculty: Integrative Field Seminar III & IV: Family Therapy Focus

These MSW graduate level seminars are viewed as the pivotal courses where the student’s field practice and classroom theory meet by focusing on:

Exodus Community Development Corporation              May 1995-January 1998

Supervising Therapist: Riverwest Afro-Centric Day Treatment Program

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota            November 1993 – May 1995

Therapist: Personal/Social Awareness Program – adolescent male sex-offender treatment program providing multi-systems structural family, and adolescent sexuality treatment programming:

Ramsey County Community Human Services, MN  October 1992 –November 1993

Coordinator:  African American Male Adoption Project

Associate Coordinator:  African American Adoption Project

Boy Scouts of America: Gamehaven Council October 1989 – November 1992

District Executive: Rochester, MN Hiawatha District (Olmsted and Fillmore Counties)

Professional Certifications, Appointments & Recognitions

Trainings/Presentations & Appearances, Interviews

Sample Selection of Interviews

Sample Presentations/Consultations

Membership and Service to the community

Written Works:                Sample Selection           

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