Assistant Professor and Director. Social Work Department
Alina Baltazar, PhD candidate, MSW, ACSW, LMSW, CFLE, Assistant Professor and Director of the MSW program in the Social Work Department and Director of the Center for Prevention Education at the Institute for the Prevention of Addiction at Andrews University, and psychotherapist at Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties, St. Joseph, MI. Ms. Baltazar received her BA in psychology from Andrews University, Master of Social Work from University of Michigan, and is working on a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. In the area of academics, Ms. Baltazar, has worked as an adjunct faculty in social work, behavioral sciences, and family studies, and as a research scientist. Her research areas are in religiosity and parental influence on health risk behaviors, domestic violence, and mental health. She has published textbook chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, church magazine articles, and presented at church and national conferences as well as given presentations in the community on these topics. Ms. Baltazar has been a social worker for over 18 years. As a social work clinician, Ms. Baltazar has worked as a medical social worker, out-reach counselor, psychiatric social worker, domestic violence shelter director, and psychotherapist.