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Aaron Willis, Ph.D., MSW

  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Work

Aaron Willis is returning to the Midwest after spending six years on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the faculty of the School of Social Work at Salisbury University. Aaron earned his PhD from Indiana University, his MSW from the University of Chicago, and his BA from Gustavus Adolphus College. His passion and expertise include substance use, behavioral health, harm reduction, and social justice. He is looking forward to becoming involved in collaborative research projects with UWEC students. When he isn’t in the office, there is a good chance he is wandering the campus with his Newfoundland pup, Evelyn.

Teaching Interests
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work with Families and Groups
  • Substance Use
  • Harm Reduction
  • EDI
Research and Creative Activities
  • Students in Recovery
  • Social Justice Initiatives
  • Substance Use/Mental Health/Trauma
  • Supporting students in their research endeavors
  • PhD, Indiana University (Social Work)
  • AM, University of Chicago (Social Work)
  • BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (Religion and Criminal Justice)