Belinda Backous

Steiner Hall Room 302
1120 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Belinda Backous

Assistant Dean for Academic Success

Belinda (she/her/hers) joined Grinnell College in 2014.  Her work and passions revolve around supporting students in their learning and life goals.  As a licensed social worker, she brings a social justice orientation to her work, as well as understanding of and appreciation for the developmental tasks of the emerging adults that she is privileged to serve.  Belinda directs the Partners in Education program, which provides robust academic support to students who can most benefit.  She teaches ASC 101, Scholars' Seminar, a course about the science (and art) of learning.  As a core member of the Academic Advising team, Belinda also spends much of her time meeting with students one on one, consulting with faculty and staff partners, and promoting academic success campus-wide.

Education and Degrees

MSW, Educational and Clinical Social Work, Colorado State University, 2007

BS, Sociology and Political Science, Iowa State University, 2001

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