- Herman Frederic Lieber Award (2009)
- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1997)
Carol Hostetter taught part-time at IU Bloomington for many years as a visiting lecturer before becoming an assistant professor of social work in 2001. She was promoted to associate professor in 2007 and to professor in 2014. She is currently the director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at IUB.
Hostetter’s research interests are in anti-racist education, evidence-based teaching, and the education and training needs of child welfare workers. She is also involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning at micro, mezzo, macro, and mega levels. She is passionate about expanding education and mental health services in southern Indiana.
Hostetter’s grants and publications focus primarily on child welfare training and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She presents regularly at national and international conferences on anti-racism and teaching/learning, and twice served on the program committee for the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.
Hostetter has won several teaching awards from IU, including the Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (IUPUI campus), and the Trustees’ Teaching Award (seven times, for the School of Social Work). She is a member of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), and is a teaching mentor for the Bloomington Social Work Program and is a Preparing Future Faculty mentor.