- Carthage College
Professor Danielle Geary graduated from Carthage in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She earned a Master of Social Work in public child welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Her work experience in public child welfare includes working with Rock County Division of Children and Family Services, the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and Kenosha County DCFS.
With nine years of direct practice in public child welfare, and five years of adjunct lecturing for Carthage, Prof. Geary joined the Carthage faculty as an assistant professor in 2009. She is a student at Marquette University, pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership. Her research interests include accessibility of higher education for students of color, white privilege and its impact on higher education, women’s leadership in higher education, and transformative leadership.
Professor Danielle Geary graduated from Carthage in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and in 2001 from UW-Madison with her master’s degree in social work. She joined the Carthage faculty as an assistant professor in 2009. She teaches courses in child welfare policy and practice, family violence, and social welfare policy analysis, social welfare research, and generalist methods.
Chair, Social Work Department; Assistant Professor of Social Work
Mondays 3-6pm and Thursdays 3-6pm
- Ph.D. — Educational Policy and Leadership, Marquette University, Present
- M.S.W. — Social Work, Public Child Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
- B.S. — Social Work, Carthage College, 2000
- SWK 2200 Child Welfare Policy and Practice
- SWK 2210 Family Violence
- SWK 3000 Social Welfare Research
- SWK 3100 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
- SWK 3200 Social Work Practice I
What students say
“Dani Geary’s teaching style does more than teach you about a subject or yourself. She challenges you and she prepares you to deeply understand and make a change.”
— Desirae Murphy ’13