Jane Aronson Kretzschmar served as the assistant dean for master’s programs for 13 years and as director of field education for both graduate and undergraduate field for over 10 years. She joined the clinical faculty of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in 1989.

Kretzschmar was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Sher held several positions before joining The University of Texas at Austin. She was director of Social Services for the Jewish Federation of Austin, a private non-profit organization; employee-assistance program specialist and alcohol-program coordinator for the Family Service Agency of Princeton, New Jersey; and assistant coordinator for the University of Michigan faculty and staff assistance program.

Kretzschmar  taught a graduate direct practice field immersion elective as well as practice courses and integrative seminars to both graduate and undergraduate students in field, served as a faculty liaison to those students, and taught an undergraduate alcoholism and drug abuse elective. She is co-editor of the book Case Scenarios for Teaching and Learning Social Work Practice published by the Council on Social Work Education in 2001.

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Professional Interests

Gatekeeping in social work education, field education, school social work, social work values and ethics, individual and family counseling, employee assistance programs.