Additional Roles Professor
Faculty Member Core Division 
Division of Communication & Creative Media 
School of Social Innovation 
Social Work 
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Education University of Houston, Doctor of Philosophy; The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Master of Social Work; Stephen F Austin State University, Bachelor of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • Intersections of Change Theory, Cognitive Dissonance, Compassion and Expressive Arts
  • Organizational Change
  • Professional Practice, Grief and Loss, Stigma and Empathy
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Dr. Patti Aldredge came to Champlain College in the fall of 2015 from Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as Associate Professor and Director of Field Education. Prior to that she served as Clinical Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Field Learning and Community Partnership at the NYU Silver School of Social Work in New York City and as full-time faculty and Associate Director of Field Education at The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She entered academia with a 20-year medical social work career, including appointments at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), and The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Additionally, her practice includes oncology and end-of-life, traumatic brain injury, youth-at-risk, addictions, and protective services. She provided individual, family, and group counseling to youth in the Juvenile Justice system, and co-founded an urban theater group for youth.

Distinctions & Awards

2021 Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship
2020 Lavender Faculty Award
2013 CSWE Leadership Scholar
2012 Marilyn Mieszkuc Professor in Women’s Studies

Publications & Abstracts


Professional & Scholastic Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education
  • BPD Undergraduate Social Work Education Association
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Mensa
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) – Vermont

Curriculum Vitae


Favorite Quote

“Knowledge rooted in experience shapes what we value and as a consequence how we know what we know as well as how we use what we know.”

—Bell Hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom

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