Rosemary Link

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Hillman Hall 12A
Office Hours:
Mon 10am – 11am Ankeny
Tue 9am – 10am Indianola
Friday 2pm – 3pm West Des Moines
PhD University of Minnesota
Post Graduate CQSW University of London (UK), Bedford College
BA Combined Honors, Modern History/Politics with Sociology

Rosemary J. Link, PhD., LISW, joined Simpson College fall 2009 as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs with responsibility for the Continuing and Graduate programs and the West Des Moines and Ankeny campuses. During an academic year Simpson serves over 500 unique students in these programs and approximately 340 of them are degree seeking. Dr. Link was most recently Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Social Work at Augsburg College Minneapolis and she helped to develop the Augsburg for Adults program there. Rosemary has participated in research for the Child Poverty Action Group in London and the Southside Family Nurturing Center in Minneapolis where she completed two terms as Chair of the Board. Dr Link has published six textbooks with co-authors, and her research focuses on the impact of poverty on children, international social policy and human rights. Dr Link has developed international courses and student exchange programs in Mexico, India, Slovenia and Singapore. She has worked through the State Department’s education ambassador program and Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and taught a Simpson May term in India. Dr. Link received her BA from the University of Southampton in England, CQSW from London University (Bedford College)and PhD from the University of Minnesota.

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