Heidi Brocious, Ph.D, MSW

Department Chair of Social Work


Office Location:Xavier Hall - Room 104

Office Hours: (On Campus) Tue: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (On Campus) Thu: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles


  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah, 2013
  • Masters, Social Work, Walla Walla University, 1999
  • Bachelors, Education, University of Alaska , 1995


One of the gifts I have gained from growing up near and among the Indigenous people of Southeast
Alaska is a strong sense of collectivism over individualism; I feel successful only when my team is
successful, and it is this core philosophy that I would bring to both my teaching and leadership if offered
a position at Pacific Lutheran University. I have always loved to learn, and this passion has guided me as
a social work educator over the last 19th years. It is exciting to watch students reach a point of new
understanding, to have their worldview shifted, or to observe them understand something in way they
did not before. At the core of my teaching philosophy is this experience; that learning should be
exciting, and growth is possible for everyone.