Alison Arendt, MSW

Alison Arendt

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Chair, BSW Program

Office Location: Institute 327
Telephone: 630-844-5793
Email Address:

Teaching Philosophy
Drawing from social work principles, empowerment is my goal when working with students at AU. To some students, their time here may seem extensive. But in the broad picture of their lives and career, I feel their time here is limited. I prefer to encourage students to search for and utilize skills and ideas that will help them in their careers for the long term. Empowering students to think critically, to solve problems with fairness and creativity is my focus.

MSW - Aurora University
BA - Northern Illinois University

Areas of Specialization:
Community Collaboration
Program Development
Mental Health

Courses Taught
Field Instruction for BSW and MSW programs
Introduction to Social Work

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Institute for Collaboration- "College Ready" Committee (pre-college program) and Communities In Schools Citywide After School Program