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Hiie Eichenbaum, PhD, MSW

Professor of Social Work



Dr. Eichenbaum is originally from Estonia – a small northern European country that was occupied by the Soviet Union at the time. She witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the multiple positive societal changes that followed, including the birth of the social work profession.

Dr. Eichenbaum is the key research professor at the Roberts MSW Program since 2009. She strives to help students develop an appreciation for and skills to use research to improve their social work practice. She has also mentored students in research projects and presented with them at national conferences. Dr. Eichenbaum’s key research interests include environmental social work and positive youth development. She has taken social work students to cross-cultural trips to Estonia and also participated in cross-cultural trips to Jamaica and South Korea. Dr. Eichenbaum has presented at numerous conferences and co-published several scholarly articles.