Paul Mackie, Professor | BSSW Program Director
On Leave to Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment
Dr. Paul Mackie is currently Professor in the Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has been serving in the office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment since January 2012. Dr. Mackie earned his Masters of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999. His MSW education focused on socio-economic (macro) practices and interventions. Dr. Mackie earned his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2005. Dr. Mackie teaches Introduction to Social Welfare, Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Chemical Dependency and Social Work, and macro social work practice classes. His practice experience include working in child protection in East St. Louis, Illinois, providing micro and macro family-based social services on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, evaluating practice effectiveness within the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, and performing hospital social work in St. Louis, Missouri. His current scholarship and research focuses on developing an understanding about social work students' attitudes toward practicing in rural areas, and is developing a model aimed at predicting who are more likely to become rural social workers. He has been published in the journal Rural Mental Health and has several scholarly works in progress.