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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Robin Wingo

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Picture of RobinMs. Wingo joined the Department of Social Work faculty in 2001. She received her MSW from the University of Missouri-Columbia with an emphasis in children and family. Her master's thesis focused on programs for juvenile delinquents who were committed to the state system for care and treatment.

Ms. Wingo worked throughout the state of Missouri in a variety of treatment, consultant, training, and management capacities for over 20 years. Her earliest exposure to social service work was with adults who were chronically and persistently mentally ill. Following that, Ms. Wingo worked with youth in residential care due to law violations and, as a social worker, with their families as the youth were released back into the community. She has also done pediatric, endocrinology, OB/GYN, and family practice social work in a Level I trauma and teaching hospital. Ms. Wingo was also involved in creating and coordinating the first statewide parenting "warm line" that provides support, research-based information, and referral services to parents and professionals in Missouri. Ms. Wingo previous teaching experience was in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ms. Wingo's teaching interests are practice methods and skills, field practicum, and children/youth/family issues. She currently teaches SOWK 255 - Global Responses to Human Needs, SOWK 415 - Child and Family Welfare Services, and coordinates SOWK 418 - Senior Practicum placement, supervision, and teaches the Senior Seminar (SOWK 411). Ms. Wingo has also participated annually since 1999 in the Bristol (University) International Credit Earning Programme, (in Bristol, England) that focuses on comparative social policy.