Donna McElveen

Donna McElveen
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Donna McElveen currently serves as the Program Director for the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Walden University. She previously held positions of Senior Director of Field Experience, Director of Field for the MSW Program, Director of Field for the BSW Program and Field Education Coordinator. Before coming to Walden, she served as the Director of a BSW Program in Minneapolis. Her professional social work experience is primarily in the area of aging and gerontology. Other professional experiences include community mental health case management, social work with homeless populations, and court mediation.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6400 - Military Culture

RESI 6651 - Residency I

SCLB 0651 - Skills Lab 1

SOCW 2001 - Introduction to Social Work

SOCW 6000 - Changing Lives

SOCW 6051 - Diversity, Human Rights, Social Justice

SOCW 6101 - Essential Skills for Social Work

SOCW 6210 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SOCW 8600 - Action Research Project


DSW, Capella University

MSW, University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine

BA, Virginia Wesleyan College

Public Service

Community Action Partnership, Volunteer - St Paul

Awards / Honors

Harry Atwood Award for Excellence, , 2003

One of our Best, Healtheast Care Systems, 2002


Meagher, P. J., Jacobsen, J., McElveen, D. M., Crews, D. (2017). Engaging diverse learners through a hybrid learning classroom. Council of Social Work Education

McElveen, D. M. (2014). Supporting field education in an online environment. Council on Social Work Education

McElveen, D. M. (2015). Teaching social policy using wikis. Council on Social Work Education