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IU South Bend

Andrea Tamburro

School of Social Work

Expert Bio

Andrea Tamburro is Shawnee and the director of the BSW program in social work at Indiana University South Bend. The emphasis of her research is social work accreditation and the inclusion of diverse perspectives in social work, including indigenous curriculum content. Her practice experience includes social work with diverse populations in the areas of corrections, mental health, domestic violence and child protection in urban and rural areas.

Tamburro is from Indiana and returned after teaching and coordinating a social work and human services open learning program (distance education) in Canada. She was first a research associate at IU Bloomington, then went to IU Northwest in 2010 and moved to IU South Bend in 2017.

She completed a doctorate in higher education leadership from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada and earned her MSW from the University of Iowa.

Areas of Expertise

Indigenous rights, Indian child welfare, missing and murdered indigenous women.