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Jennifer Boeckel

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Jennifer Ann Boeckel received her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work in 2013. Currently she works for Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) as a Program Evaluation and Research Specialist. Dr. Boeckel also has an active private practice where she provides individual, group, and family therapy. Dr. Boeckel is active in her community volunteering on several boards and committees. She has been teaching social work in graduate and undergraduate programs for seven years.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6200 - Human Behavioral and the Social Environment I

RESI 6651 - MSW Residency

SOCW 6002 - Changing Lives

SOCW 6101 - Essential Skillls for Social Work Practice

SOCW 6210 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

SOCW 8333 - Vicarious Trauma

SWLB 0651 - Social Work Skills Lab


PhD, University of Denver - Denver , CO United States

MSW, University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND United States

BS, University of Mary - Bismarck, ND United States

BS, University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND United States

Public Service

Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Board of Directors - Bismarck, United States

Inner Groundwork, Inc. , Board Member - Bismarck, ND United States

P. E. O. , Member - Bismarck , ND United States


Conway, P., Boeckel, J. A., Shuster, L., Wages, J. (2010). Grandparent caregivers' use of resources and services, level of burden, and factors that mediate their relationships. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.

Boeckel, J. A. (2013). Individual and family factors related to the reduction of risk behavior in Asian youth.

Boeckel, J. A., Laser, J. A. (2015). Individual and Family Factors That Decrease Depression in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Youth. International Journal of Social Work.

Conway, P., Boeckel, J. A., Griffin, J., Harding, T., Leben, L., McKay, L., Ploium, T., Simonsen, J. (2015). North Dakota Tribal College Research Symposium . Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

Conway, P., Ludtke, R. L., McDonald, L. R., Handran, J., Wages, J., Boeckel, J. A., Shuster, L. (2007). Reciprocal relationships between grandparent caregivers and their grandchild’s parent. Journal of Native Aging \& Health.

Boeckel, J. A. (2006). Using Stakeholder Comments to Inform Further Development of the North Dakota Child Welfare System of Care.


Boeckel, J. A., Parker, M., Brown, M., Saari, K., Harding, T., Conway, P. (2017). Candeska Cikana Community College Increasing Capaity and Enhancing Tribal Innovation (ICE-TI).

Laser, J. A., Boeckel, J. A. (2011). Delinquency in Chinese Youth.

Laser, J. A., Boeckel, J. A. (2014). Individual and Family Factors Related to the Reduction of Delinquent Behavior in Asian Youth.

Boeckle, J. A., Ortega, D., Chifalo, M. (2011). Parenting for Latinos in Same-Gender Love Relationships. 1st Annual Gender and Love Conference.

Boeckel, J. A., Conway, P., Olimb, S., Lindquist, C. (2018). Spirit Lake Nation Comprehensive Community Assessment.

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