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Rachel T. Naasko

Field Faculty and LEO Lec IV

Rachel T. Naasko

Rachel Naasko joined the Office of Field Education as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison in March 2016. Naasko previously worked in the University of Michigan Dean of Students Office as the Director of the Blavin Scholars Program and the University’s Critical Incident Coordinator, a position she held since 2008. She was responsible for program development, financial management, donor relations and development, staff training and case management.

Prior to her time at U-M, Naasko worked as an outpatient clinician serving children and young adults. Her interest for supporting students’ educational success developed in her position as a school social worker in private therapeutic day schools, as well as the public school system where she served as a Behavior Learning Specialist. Shel also served as a district consult for students with special needs.

Naasko earned her MSW degree from Wayne State University in 1999 and has served as a field instructor for many years working and mentoring graduate students from U-M as well as several other social work programs.

Research Interests/Focus

Children and Youth, Child Welfare, School Social Work, Social Workers in Higher Education, Crisis Management, Mental Health,


Year Degree   School
2022 DSW Organizational leadership University of Alabama, Birmingham
1999 MSW Social Work Wayne State University, Detroit
1997 BSW Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Year Description
2020 Daniels, S., & Naasko, R. (2020, March). Social Work Practice in Student Affairs: Collaboration, Innovation, and Success. NASPA, Austin, TX.
2019 Naasko, R., Burke, J. (2019, February) Higher Education Supports for Youth with Experience in Foster Care. Ann Arbor, MI.
2019 Naasko, R., Robertson, L., & Stewart, A. (2019, October). Social Work Practice in Higher Education Settings, Council of Social Work Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2018 Naasko, R. (2018, October). The value of field education. Presented at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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