Jan WrennTitle: Professor of Social Work
MSW Program Director
Office Location: Nethery Hall 018
Phone: (269) 471-6677
BS Andrews University
MSW University of Michigan
Jan Wrenn, MSW, ACSW, was an outpatient therapist for Madison Center before joining the faculty at Andrews University. Ms. Wrenn earned her MSW degree in 1992 with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice at the University of Michigan. She has four years of professional experience in mental health, and family and individual treatment. She serves as the Graduate Program Director and the Interpersonal Practice Coordinator, and is the MSW Program Director as of July 1st, 2012.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
Wrenn, Jan & Wrenn, Bruce (2010). Enhancing Synergy Between Practice and Teaching. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21(2), 258-265. (peer reviewed)
Wrenn, Jan F., & VanderWaal, Curtis J. (2010). The MSW Portfolio: Integrating Competencies and Practice Behaviors. Council of Social Work Education (CSWE): 56th Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2010, Portland, OR – oral paper presentation.
Peer Presentations with Students:
Wrenn, J. & Racovita, L. *(2008, October). Critical Thinking: Feature Films as a Tool in Social Work Education. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Peer Presentations by Faculty: McBride, D.C., VanderWaal, C.J., Helm, H., Matthews, L., Wrenn, J., & Proctor, D. (2008, April). Parallel and intersecting approaches for mentoring students and faculty. Presented at the 9th Annual Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in South Bend, Indiana. Wrenn, J. & VanderWaal, C. J. (2009, November). Assessment of MSW Learning: Refinements in the Use of Portfolios. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.