Steffanie Altenbern, DHSc, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Homeless and at-risk populations
  • Program development
  • Healthcare disparities and policy
Steffanie Altenbern

Steffanie Altenbern joined George Fox in 2022 to teach at the graduate level as an assistant professor in the the College of Social Work.

She worked the three years previous as an assistant professor of social work at Northwest Nazarene University, teaching social work micro and macro practice and field courses. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University, teaching social work courses to distance learning students.

Previously, Altenbern was a homeless liaison for the Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho, responsible for the homeless caseload in the Title I school district (2016-18). She also gained social work experience as a community prevention specialist with the Prevention Management Organization, building relationships to influence community change around substance abuse, tobacco and suicide.

Altenbern earned a doctor of health science degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2022 and also holds a master of social work from the Metropolitan State College of Denver (2012) and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Spring Arbor University.