Wanda Ellingson

Wanda Ellingson

Professor of the Practice of Social Work, Four Corners Program Director

  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Social Work

What I do

It is so rewarding to see our graduates bringing their social work skills and knowledge to their communities and reservations in the Four Corners region. We are making a tremendous impact.


  • Advanced Social Work Practice


civic and community engagement, clinical social work, culturally-responsive practice

Professional Biography

Wanda Ellingson, LCSW, is a professor of the practice of social work and the director of the Four Corners MSW program in Durango, Colorado. She has practiced clinically in hospitals and mental health centers in both rural and urban settings. In addition, Ellingson served in Nicaragua as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is interested in the infusion of rural and Native American content within the Four Corners curriculum and in engaging with Four Corners communities to promote policy, community and clinical work to advance social justice.


  • MSW, University of Minnesota

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW

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