Susan Smalling is a professor and the BSW program director for the St. Olaf College Social Work and Family Studies Department and the Associate Dean for the faculty of social sciences.  She started her career working in an adventure based residential treatment program for adolescents in central Minnesota and later moved on to county social work practice in the chemical dependency area. She completed her masters in social work as a Child Welfare Fellow at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Susan received her PhD from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Her research interests focus on antiracist/antioppressive practice and pedagogy.  Outside of her university endeavors, Susan has provided consulting and training on various aspects of antiracist and antioppressive practice for organizations like the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Akron Police Department.