Debbie WillsieDebbie Willsie, LSCSW, ACSW

Director of Field Practicum
Associate Clinical Professor
Coordinator for the University Certificate
in Social Work and Child Welfare

Lindquist Hall 534
(316) 978-5852


Debbie graduated from WSU with a BA in social work in 1980, and got her MSW from Syracuse University in 1981 with an emphasis in family mental health. She worked for two years at Horizons Mental Health Center in Hutchinson, where she became an LSCSW, then joined SRS in 1983 as a supervisor in Child Protective Services and Foster Care. She worked at SRS (now DCF) for almost 30 years, where she was an administrator in Children and Family Services, Human Resources and Training, and Community Services. She was a lecturer in the WSU social work department in 1994, and has served for several years on both the WSU Practicum Advisory Board and the WSU Social Work Advisory Board. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Substance Abuse Center of Kansas (SACK) and serves as an appointed member of the Sedgwick County Advisory Council on Aging and Physical Disabilities.


  • M.S.W., Syracuse University, Syracuse , New York.
  • B.S.W., Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.


Willsie, D.A., & Riemer, J.W., (1980). "The Campus Bar as a Bastard Institution", Mid-American Review of Sociology, Vol. V, No. 2, 61-89.

Willsie, Debbie & Collins, BreAnn (2014).  Advanced Generalist Field Education: Providing Elements for an Evolving Social Work Profession. The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal, 1 (1), p. 40-43.

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