Wayne Evens

Associate Professor; Social Work Program Director

Bradley Hall 109
(309) 677-2392

Ph.D., Political Sociology, The University of Iowa
M.S.W., Macro practice, The University of Iowa


Wayne was born in Vinton, Iowa. He graduated from Indiana University. He worked in mental health for several years, including directing a crisis line and substance abuse program. He has been active in community and political organizing. He has also worked as a chef. He is married to a social worker. He has been at Bradley for ten years.


Wayne teaches human behavior in families, communities and organizations; practice with groups; practice with larger organizations; research; field seminar; and special topics in social work practice.


Wayne’s research areas are poverty, human behavior with an emphasis on the effects of religion and spirituality, and program evaluation. He has published in several journals in the United States and Russia and has presented at several conferences.


Wayne is active in the local coalition for homeless services, has served as district chair for the National Association of Social Workers. He is very active in the association of Baccalaureate Program Directors of social work programs. He serves as lead evaluator on two programs at Bradley. He is an active member of the Association of Community Organizers and Social Administrators. Wayne serves as a reviewer and on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.