"As a professional social worker, while I worked in several different fields of practice, the bulk of my professional career was in the area of public child welfare delivery. In this field I started as a front line direct service worker with with caseloads of intact families as well as families with children in foster care; I also investigated reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. The latter part of my child welfare was spent in the management and administrative area having responsibility for the management and administration of child abuse and neglect investigations in downstate Illinois (i.e. all counties other than Cook county in Illinois.) In this latter capacity I also had policy development, labor relations, staff development/training, personnel administration, contract administration, fiscal management responsibilities - the kind of responsibilities that come with a child welfare management and administration job positions in the public social service sector."
M.A., 1997, University of Chicago.
M.A., 1969, Roosevelt University.
B.A., 1966, Roosevelt University.
Social service internships.
Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers for work in the Child Welfare field, 2008.
Campus & Community Involvement
Federal Child Consultant Reviewer (contracted by the U.S. Children’s Bureau).
Member, The Knox County Child Advocacy Center.
Member, the Galesburg Community Foundation.
Member, NOVA Singers.
Member, Galesburg Community Chorus.
Member, Altrusa Service Club of Galesburg.
Coordinator, Jail Literacy Program.
Member, the Peoria District chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Member, the Quad-Cities chapter of the Links Inc.
Member, statewide Illinois Citizen's Committee on Child Abuse.
Member, Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois - the Illinois chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.
What Students Say
"Carol St. Amant has contributed greatly to my college education. She is a professor who has dedicated many years of her life to social service agencies. She incorporates real life situations and experiences into the classroom. She helps students find what they are good at and pushes students to go outside of their comfort level. Carol has been the most supportive professor I have had at Knox and I am truly grateful to have her as a friend and mentor."
- Elizabeth Brewer, Anthropology and Sociology major
Through his music capstone project, Nate Beck -- who has a minor in business and management -- finds that the processes of brand management and music composition have more in common than you'd probably expect.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."