Jackie D. Sieppert, Ph.D.

Professor and Past Dean, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Jackie Sieppert has been a faculty member at the University of Calgary for over 25 years. After serving in roles such as Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Dean (Research & Partnerships), and Director of e-Learning, he became Dean of the Faculty of Social Work in July, 2010.

Dr. Sieppert’s professional experience includes social work practice experience in short-term adolescent care, probation, hospital and program planning settings. His primary research interests and activities focus on evaluation and accountability mechanisms in social policy and administration of human services.  He also has an extensive background in exploring the use of technology in social work practice.

Under Dr. Sieppert’s leadership the Faculty of Social Work has grown to become the largest school of social work in Canada.  It delivers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree social work programs across Alberta from campuses in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.  Its innovative programming has also resulted in degree delivery across all of Alberta in sites such as Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Lac La Biche and on reserves in both Stand Off and St. Paul.  The Faculty takes great pride in its development of unique curriculum models and its ability to blend face-to-face and technology-based instruction.

Dr. Sieppert received his Ph.D. in Social Work at Arizona State University in 1994.  Prior to that he also completed a BSW. at the University of Calgary in 1986 and an.MSW at the University of Calgary in 1991.