Barb Hiltz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Hiltz is a licensed social worker (LMSW) and also holds a EdM in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a focus on diversity and equity in education. Hiltz’s work focuses on the sustainability of community-based organizations, including the role of innovation, social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in shaping social service delivery. Other areas of expertise include leadership, human resource management, fund and program development, and fiscal management.
For more than two decades, Hiltz has worked in interpersonal, community and administrative practice. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Hiltz served as executive director of a program for men who abuse their domestic partners in St. Louis, MO, and a cancer support organization in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2011, Hiltz co-founded The Brides Project, a social enterprise designed to raise money for cancer support services.
social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning
|(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||2839 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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|1997||BSSW||Social Work||University of North Dakota, Grand Forks|
Smith, M. J., Bornheimer, L. A., Li, J., Blajeski, S., Hiltz, B., Fischer, D. J., Check, K., & Ruffolo, M. (2020). Computerized clinical training simulations with virtual clients abusing alcohol: Initial feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness. Clinical Social Work Journal.
Perron, B. E., Victor, B. G., Hiltz, B, & Ryan, J. (2020). Teaching note - Data science in the MSW curriculum: Case examples demonstrating opportunities for innovating training in statistics and research methods. Journal of Social Work Education.
Richards-Schuster, K., Ruffolo, M., & Hiltz, B. (2019). Innovating practices to prepare students for graduate school: Lessons from a social work MOOC. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(2), 314-326.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106