Gretchen Bean

Phone: (603) 862-4551
Office: Social Work, Pettee Hall Rm 241, Durham, NH 03824

Gretchen has a strong interest in adolescent development and adolescent program evaluation. Ms. Bean has been involved with evaluating the Connect Suicide Prevention Project of NAMI-NH for several years and has co-authored 2 articles on the program. She is currently working with Dr. Melissa Wells on a research project that seeks to understand financial aid and mental health utilization among students who were formerly in out -of-home placement and their transition to post-secondary education. Ms Bean is also working with Dr. Patrick Shannon to develop and pilot an assessment tool for use in therapuetic riding programs.

Courses Taught

  • SW 550: Human Behavior&Soc Envirnmt I
  • SW 551: Human Behavior&Soc Envirnmt II
  • SW 623: Social Work Practice
  • SW 641: Social Work Field Exper II
  • SW 641A: Sem/Soc Work Field Exper II
  • SW 660: Housing and Homelessness
  • SW 697: SpcTop/Pre-Prof Dev. Pract
  • SW 740: Social Work Field I
  • SW 740A: Social Work Field Seminar I
  • SW 796: Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant
  • SW 797/897: Special Topics
  • SW 797H: Honors Thesis


  • M.A., Social Work, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Social Work, University of New Hampshire