Joe Kuilema

Joe Kuilema


  • BSW Calvin College
  • MSW University of Michigan
  • PhD University of Michigan

Academic interests

Teaching Interests

Community organizing and development, organizational theories, interpersonal interviewing, integration of faith and social work practice

Research Interests

The relationships between where social workers live and practice and how they may affect service delivery, perceptions of the social work profession, social work in West African settings, how macro social work is and can be integrated into social work curriculum at the BSW level, how faith and theology intersect with professional value statements like the NASW code of ethics. 

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Calvin faculty rally behind professor

Professor Joe Kuilema speaks out about racism

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