Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Employee Profile


Bruce Hoem

Professional Studies - CPSW/Social Work

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6477
Office: Miller Hall 204


M.A., M.S.W, University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. Montana State

Teaching Areas

Core Social Work Program courses
Professional Social Work
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II
Research Methods
Methods III: Organizations and Communities
Field Practicum
Field Seminar

Campus Involvement

Social Work Program Field Director
Diversity Committee member
Social Work Club Co-Sponsor
College committee assignments

Professional Activities and Awards

2003: Excellence in Leadership, High Flyer Award- Rapid City Regional Hospital System, presented for outstanding leadership as a hospital program director

2005: Venables/Scarbrough Award, presented by South Dakota Healthcare Human Resources Association on recognition of kindness, hospitality, and dedication

Research Interests and Published Works

Issues related to/affecting the elderly and/or differently able
Social Work Curriculum
Promoting the field of Social Work

Hobbies and Interests

Riding motorcycles
Motorcycle building and maintenance
Civil War history

Education/Professional Background

Bruce L. Hoem, MSW, CSW, LNFA, comes to Chadron State College from Rapid City Regional Hospital where he served as Director of Surgery, Radiology, Rehabilitation, and Social Work at the Sturgis Regional Hospital. He chaired the Ethics Committee, served as a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer and is active in geriatric social work. He is a licensed Nursing Facility Administrator and Certified Medicare Hospice Social Worker. Mr. Hoem has both a Masters in Arts in English and Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Vietnam Veteran who has worked for Veterans Administration with Posttramatic Stress Disorder. Mr. Hoem is originally from Wyoming. He currently serves as the Field Program Director at CSC.