Social Work Faculty

Loras College Faculty Michelle Bechen, L.M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
563-588-7325 | Michelle.Bechen@loras.edu
 
Bechen received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Clarke College and her master of social work from the University of Iowa. Bechen has worked extensively with abuse victims of all ages. She has done work in gang prevention in San Francisco as well as work in prevention of HIV/AIDS, LGBT, drug addiction and homelessness.
Loras College Faculty Bradley Cavanagh, L.I.S.W.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
563-588-7996 | Bradley.Cavanagh@loras.edu
 
Cavanagh received his bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and his master of social work from Saint Louis University. Cavanagh joined the faculty of the social work program at Loras College in 2010 after 10 years of practice experience working with a wide variety of client populations in diverse settings.
Loras College Faculty Nancy Zachar Fett, L.M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
563-588-7029 | Nancy.Fett@loras.edu
 
Dr. Fett holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Loras College. She received her master of social work from Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Fett has experience in macro supervision of 12 different “I Have a Dream” program sites in the Chicagoland area and also ran one of the first AmeriCorps programs in the country. She has worked extensively with poverty issues and other social causes in the Dubuque area. She has 17 years of experience as a social work faculty member at Loras College.
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