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Gary Bachman

Gary Bachman is a professional social worker and Emeritus Professor at Park University. As a founding member of the Social Work Department at Park he has served as Director of Field Education and later as Program Director. He has also served since 2014 as an accreditation site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.  He earned his bachelor’s in Social Work and Family & Child Development from Kansas State University and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He also completed a National Institute of Health Graduate Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Health Care through the University of Texas -Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Texas.
Prior to joining Park University in 2003, he held a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he both practiced and taught for 17 years. Prior to that he had been the Clinical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services for Austin / Travis County Texas.