Professor Seebaldt is a full-time professor of Social Work. She serves as the Director of Field Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with certification in secondary education from Marygrove College in 1966; a Master of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics from St. Louis University in 1969; and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Group Work from Wayne State University in 1979.
She has been a member of the social work faculty since 1981. She served as the Director of Field Education from 1982 to 1993, and again from 2006 to the present. She was the Program Director from 1993 to 2001.
Professor Seebaldt's expertise stems from a wide array of professional experiences, including teaching undergraduate philosophy, in particular ethics; social work practice in medical, gerontological, and mental health agencies; work in residential treatment programs for adolescents, as well as for differently abled adults.
Her research interests focus on applied ethics, social work curriculum development and design, and field education issues involved in meeting students' needs while simultaneously meeting agency expectations and upholding the standards of professional practice.
For many years, she served as an accreditation site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education. Professor Seebaldt developed and is the director of the Certificate Programs in Gerontology and Child Welfare. She adapted the Child Welfare Certificate to meet the requirements of the State of Michigan mandatory employee training program. The certificate is an approved child welfare educational program that fulfills some of the training requirements of the State for individuals seeking employment in either public or private child welfare agencies.