James E. Bourque, MSW

Adjunct Professor

Department of Social Work

McAllen Hall








Measuring Outcomes



Social Work’s 21st Century Challenge


Very Brief Bio

A son of Massachusetts and armed with a graduate degree in social work from Boston University I worked in Muncie, Indiana, from 1973-1976  doing mental health planning and staffing a planning council at the United Way of Delaware County. In 1976 I became the CEO of the United Way of Monmouth County, then headquartered in Asbury Park, New Jersey. I retired in the fall of 2002 from that position. For almost twenty-seven years, I was privileged to work with hundreds of dedicated volunteers and an extremely competent staff; together we made a difference in the quality of life in our community. In retirement I have enjoyed working with a number of agencies in a consulting capacity and have been honored to be associated with the social work program at Monmouth University. Currently, I teach courses in Social Welfare Policy and Practice and Social Work Administration. My wife, Gail, a professional Librarian with the Ocean County Library, and I live in Toms River We have two grown children, Matthew (Oberlin College, 1998) and Michael (Rutgers College, 2002). We are active in our church, St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea in Point Pleasant Beach and a variety of volunteer activities. My hobbies include reading, listening to and making music, and tinkering with this webpage.