cHAIR - Retchenda George-Bettisworth, DSW, MSW

Retchenda George-Bettisworth, DSW, MSW, is a Clinical Professor of Social Work and the statewide BSW Rural Cohort Coordinator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. George-Bettisworth has been working in social work for over 20 years, focusing on child welfare, workforce retention, and social work education and administration. She is committed to advocating for the overall health and well-being of all families. Dr. George-Bettisworth received her Doctorate in Social Work from St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN, focusing on cultural competence in social work education, and her MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.