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Gordon Limb

Director, School of Social Work
Social Work, Dean's Office

2190A JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Gordon E. Limb is the Director of the School of Social Work at BYU. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he taught at Arizona State University and previous to that as Assistant Director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, his MSW from the University of Utah, and a BS in Psychology from BYU. Professor Limb concentrates his research activities around Native American families and children.
Dr. Limb's practice experience includes working with adolescents in a wilderness survival program, as a clinical social worker at LDS Family Services, and as a counselor at a community college. He has over 80 publications in a wide range of top social work outlets and serves on editorial boards and in leadership positions in national social work organizations. He recently co-edited a book entitled “Multicultural Stepfamilies.”
Dr. Limb grew up in Vernal, Utah and he served in the England London Mission. He is currently the bishop of his ward in Mapleton, Utah.
Gordon and his wife Erika have been married for 29 years and are the parents of five children. Three of his five children are currently enrolled at BYU.

Research Interests

My primary research area involves examining practice and policy issues that impact Indigenous families and children with much of my research efforts focusing on American Indian child welfare issues.

Teaching Interests

Policy, research, spiritual assessments, pharmacology

Courses Taught


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