Dr. Ellie Wideman provides research and program evaluations for Sparlin@Home on a part-time basis, while also teaching in the psychology and sociology departments at Maryville University and conducting research to forward evidence-based practices for survivors of trauma.
Ellie has extensive experience working with children and their families, primarily those who have experienced trauma. With more than 25 years in the field of social work, Ellie has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, residential treatment, private practice and the domestic violence sector.
Ellie received her undergraduate degree from Maryville University, where she has been teaching since 2010. In addition to being on several faculty committees at the university, Ellie is also on the board of the Jefferson County Foster Care Children’s Fund.
In her personal time, Ellie enjoys being with her loved ones as well as reading, watching movies and listening to music. Her family enjoys camping, fishing, sitting by a campfire and traveling to new places. Ellie is a native of St. Louis, where she resides with her husband and their two beloved rescue dogs: Rex, a 10-year-old Akita and Pit Bull mix, and Hailey, a 6-year-old Pit Bull and Golden Retriever mix.