Partners in Duluth


  Michelle Robertson
  MSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor
  Undergraduate Field Director
  Social Work Department
  The College of St. Scholastica

Michelle Robertson, MSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Field Director, for The College of St. Scholastica Social Work Department. Prior to her current position, Ms. Robertson was the Lead Social Worker in a nationally recognized tribal foster care program, where she recruited, supported licensure, trained and monitored American Indian foster parents and the placement of children in those homes. Michelle is active with the Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Welfare Training, being a Master Trainer for the Resource Family curriculum (36 hour pre-service training for foster/adoptive/kinship families) and Attachment, Separation, Placement and Reunification for Children training (18 hour curriculum) for county and tribal social workers. She is a "Leadership Coach" for the Blandin Foundation's Community and Reservation Leadership Program (building healthy rural and tribal communities in Minnesota). Ms. Robertson is a citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Other areas of experience include; child welfare, Indian child welfare, child development, youth residential treatment, adolescent chemical dependency, domestic abuse, social justice, international and indigenous issues.

Hopes and dreams for the Peer-To-Peer Dialogue Program include exchanging best practices with the Russian community members, faculty and students, respecting the resiliency of people, building lasting relationships and developing sustainable reciprocity programs for the future! I'm excited to meet the faculty and students at the Petrozavodsk State University and to introduce our students to an international experience that will enrich their lives as global citizens and social workers. Having been a host family in 2011, I'm hoping to reconnect with the amazing women from that delegation!

Department of Social Work
College of St. Scholastica
tel. (218) 723-7018
email: mroberts (at)