Ellen Belluomini Ph.D., M.S.W.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Ellen Belluomini Ph.D., M.S.W.

Associate Professor of Social Work


Social Work


Phone: 847.668.4357

Ellen Belluomini Ph.D. LCSW


Ellen Belluomini, Ph.d. LCSW, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her MSW in 1993. From 1994 until 2014, she practiced social work in areas of military, homeless, substance abuse, sexual and physical trauma, self-sufficiency, mental health/illness, parenting, and family stress. She developed multiple programs to meet community and client needs. Her background includes leadership, management, and therapist roles at various social service agencies.

Dr. Belluomini started her higher education commitment in 1995 as a part-time educator and field supervisor with various educational institutions, becoming full time in 2014. Besides instruction, she specialized in developing online, blended, and face-to-face curricula across the spectrum of human services coursework. At Dominican University in 2014, she developed one of the few concentrations in military social work.

Dr. Belluomini began her Ph.D. process at Walden University in 2011, dedicated to make a difference in social work education. Her dissertation research on “Digitally Immigrant Social Work Faculty: Technology Self-efficacy and Practice Outcomes” provides a model on how social work educators can integrate technology into social work education.  She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2017.

Dr. Belluomini is a national and international speaker and writer on social work topics. She has given more than 60 seminars for educators and social workers fulfilling continuing education requirements on topics including ethics, technology in social work practice, military culture, parenting, effective communication, team building, and self-care. She has written for the New Social Worker magazine and writes the blog Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice.”




  • Social Work


Ph.D. in Human Services, Concentration Social Work

Walden University

Dissertation: “Digitally Immigrant Social Work Faculty: Technology Self-Efficacy and Practice Outcomes”

Master of Social Work

University of Illinois, Chicago

Bachelor of Social Work

University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse

Scholarly Activities

Taskforce updating Advance Practice Military Social Work EPAS

Council on Social Work Education 

Developed Service Member, veteran and Family MSW concentration

Dominican University  

Conference Presentation

Social Work Distance Education Conference

San Antonio, TX

Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice

Original Blog

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