Tom Diehm, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Senior Lecturer ; Graduate Faculty
Diehm, Tom

Contact information

Dept: Social Work
Room: WCG 203J
Phone: 253-692-5823


  • Ph.D., Social Work and Social Research, Portland State University, 2004.
  • M.S.W., University of Denver, 1993.
  • B.S.W., University of Southern Colorado, 1991.
  • M.A., Student Personnel Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania , 1980.


Working with students in both the classroom and in their field experiences has reinforced for me how important it is that the two settings be integrated as closely as possible. Practicum placements are the signature pedagogy of social work: it's where the theoretical meets the practical and where social workers are made. In addition to field education, my interest areas include LGBT issues in society and academic settings, HIV/AIDS policy and services, and community mental health.