Calvin Streeter, Ph.D., is the Meadows Foundation Centennial Professor in the Quality of Life in the Rural Environment. He received his MSW and PhD from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. His social work practice experience includes rural community development, program planning and implementation, and program evaluation.

Streeter taught both MSSW and Ph.D. courses. He has most recently taught Strategic Partnership through Collaborative Leadership, Program Evaluation, and Dynamics of Organizations and Communities in the MSSW program and Data Analysis in the Ph.D. program. He also taught the forum seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profits for the university’s Bridging Disciplines Program.

Streeter chaired the Steve Hicks School of Social Work’s International Committee. Since 1999, he has been the faculty liaison for a field placement with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland and supervises student internships with Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in Chennai, India. He was the social work faculty liaison with Projects with Underserved Communities, a collaboration between the Schools of Engineering and Social Work.

In addition to his interest in rural social work, his research has focused on school-based services, homelessness, disability services, employment policy. His scholarship has been featured in more than 80 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, monographs, conference proceedings, technical papers and research reports, as well as numerous national and international conference presentations. He is active in many local and national causes and has served on numerous non-profit boards and taskforces.

Professional Interests

Organization behavior and social administration, disaster preparedness and community response to crisis, school social work and dropout prevention, quality management in human services rural human services, social research and measurement.