Faculty Profile

Matthew Ringenberg, PhD ACSW MSW

Associate Professor

Heidbrink Hall 102 B


Ph.D - Washington University in St. Louis 2004
M.S.W. - University of Kentucky 1993
B.A. - Taylor University 1988

Areas of Specialization

Spring Valley Shelter - Program Advisory Board

Family Youth Service Bureau - Consultant

Michigan City Area Schools - Program Evaluator

Courses Taught

SOCW 210 Social Welfare: Policy & Services                                

SOCW 220 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SOCW 365 Introduction to Methods of Social Research

SOCW 391 Spirituality in the Helping Profession

SOCW 410 Analysis of Social Policy

Current Research

Parent Involvement in Children's Education


  • The Test-Retest Reliability of the Parent And School Survey (PASS)., The School Community Journal, 2005 

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers