Cindy Faulkner

MSW Program Director

Cindy Faulkner headshot

Ph.D.; MSW



School of Service and Leadership



Cindy Faulkner joined IWU in May 2017, and serves as the MSW Program Director. Dr. Faulkner has over 35 years of Social Work practice and is an LCSW-Supervisor in both Texas and Kentucky. Dr. Faulkner started teaching Social Work in 1990 and has served eight years as Field Education Coordinator and three years as the BSW Program Director before coming to IWU.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Faulkner has created multiple online Social Work courses and has taught several study-abroad classes in England, Scotland and Ireland.


  • Ph.D., 2001, University of Texas at Arlington.
  • MSW, 1989, University of Kansas
  • BSSW, 1984, Kansas State University

Co-Authored Books

Research Methods for Social Workers: A Practice-Based Approach, 3rd Ed. (2018), Oxford University Press (with Dr. Sam Faulkner)

Addictions Counseling: A Competency-Based Approach (2018), Oxford University Press (with Dr. Sam Faulkner)


Dr. Faulkner resides in Corpus Christi, Texas with her husband, best friend, and co-author, Sam Faulkner. They are blessed with a large family who love and serve the Lord.

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