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Dr. Abby Foreman

Dean for Social Sciences/Professor of Social Work

Dr. Abby Foreman is Dean for Social Sciences at Dordt University, where she provides leadership for the following programs:

  • Business, Accounting, and Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Kuyper Honors Program
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Psychology

Dr. Foreman is director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and is a professor of social work at Dordt. She also works as the supervising dean for faculty who teach in the MPA, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Special Education, and Master of Business Administration programs. She works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to facilitate faculty and perspectival development, and she serves as a co-leader for New Faculty Seminar.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Administration, University of South Dakota, 2018.
  • MSW in Management in Human Services, University of Michigan, 2004.
  • BSW in Social Work, Dordt University, 2002.

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