Dr. Linda Wolter

Assistant Professor of Social Work

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference.

My name is Dr. Linda Wolter, LCSW. I have had the honor of teaching here at St. Francis since 2014. I began as Director of Field Education and am currently an assistant professor.

I began my teaching career in 2008. Prior to that I worked in the field of social work for over 28 years. I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations on the micro, mezzo and macro levels in the Chicagoland area. Areas of specialty include adoption, trauma, mental health and aging.


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Research Interest/Focus:

  • Engaging and Assessing client
  • Working with Trauma


Teaching Areas:

  • Practice (Micro, Mezzo , Macro)
  • Psychopathology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Child Welfare
  • Mental health
  • Diversity
  • Field Education


Organizational Memberships:

  • Illinois Department of Child and family Services: Adoption Advisory Council
  • Illinois Department on Aging- Grandparents raising Grandchildren Task Force