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Brenda Lindsey

Teaching Full Professor

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(217) 333-2261

School of Social Work

1010 W. Nevada St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Dr. Lindsey’s educational background includes an Ed.D. in Education Organization Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005; an MSW from the UIUC School of Social Work in 1994; an MA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 1984; and a BSW from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1980. She is a former school social worker and also has professional experience in providing children’s mental health services. Dr. Lindsey has an LCSW, a Type 73 School Social Work certificate, and a Type 75 Administrative certificate in Illinois. She is active in several professional social work organizations including the National Association of Social Workers-Illinois Chapter, the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, and School Social Work Association of America.


Research and practice interests focus on the role of school social workers and Response to Intervention (RtI) with a special emphasis on evidence-based practice interventions for children with challenging problem behaviors.

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