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Retchenda George-Bettisworth, MSW

Phone:   (907) 474-7025
Fax:   (907) 474-6085

Office Location: Gruening 614b

Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 3:45-5:15 PM

Mailing address:

UAF Dept. of Social Work
P.O. Box 756480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6480

Retchenda George-Bettisworth, MSW, is Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Alaska , Fairbanks, the Statewide Coordinator for the BSW Rural Cohort Program and current Department Chair. Retchenda has been working in the field of social work since 2000 in the area of child welfare.   She currently contracts as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Office of Public Advocacy. Her previous experience also includes working in a crisis prevention program for families at risk of child abuse and neglect, as a parenting educator, various children and youth residential facilities, and as a social worker at Department of Children, Youth and Families in Rhode Island, and the Office of Children’s Services in Alaska.

Retchenda received her BSW from the UAF in 2000 and her MSW from the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor in 2007.   Retchenda is in her first year of a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program with University of St. Thomas/ St. Katherine University.

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