Faculty Profile

Cindy Faulkner


Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D.; MSW

Dr. Cindy Faulkner has over 35 years of Social Work practice and is an LCSW-Supervisor in Texas. She started teaching Social Work in 1990 and has been at IWU since 2017. Her expertise is in addictions and mental health and she is the Subject Matter Expert for the clinical courses in the MSW Program.

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.


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


University of Texas at Arlington, 2001

Social Work

University of Kansas, 1989

Social Work

Kansas State University, 1984

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)