Dionne Spooner

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

I hold an undergraduate and graduate degree in social work. I have been a licensed social worker for over 20 years and a lifetime member of the National Association of Social Workers. I hold a doctoral degree in Human Services with a Clinical Social Work specialization. I spent the first 15 years of my career working in direct practice with an emphasis on child welfare and domestic violence. I began my teaching career in 2011 and have served as Field Director and Program Director at an undergraduate CSWE social work program in North Dakota.

Courses Taught

SOCW 4100 - Field Seminar I

SOCW 4110 - Field Seminar II

SWLB 0651 - Social Work Skills Lab


BS, Minot State University

MSW, Florida State University

PhD, Walden University

Public Service

Designer Genes of North Dakota, Board Member - Bismarck


Pederson, H., Spooner, D. L. (2017). The Transformation Process of Fathers of Children with Disabilities: An Exploratory Case Study. Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice


Spooner, D. L. (2018). Ethics in the Workplace. National Association of Social Work