Professor Linda Noer is exceedingly active in the Kenosha/Racine area utilizing her social work skills. In addition to her duties at Carthage, she has worked since 1982 as a social worker for Lutheran Social Services of Racine and Kenosha. She has also worked with Children's Services Society of Wisconsin, served as a consultant with Parents Anonymous in Lexington, Mass., has been the temporary director of the Child Abuse and Neglect Project in Kenosha, and was a psychiatric caseworker and director of group work services at Washburn Child Guidance Center in Minneapolis.
Prof. Noer has been very active within the Lutheran church, with many of her activities focusing on families and faith. At present, her research interests are the use of literature to increase creative and critical thinking skills in students. She has been a research fellow at the Lutheran Center for Social Change.
She has a Ph.D. from Loyola University, Chicago; M.S.W. with honors from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University; and B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College. She joined the Carthage faculty on a part-time basis in 1974 and became full time in 1982.
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