Instructor of Social Work
Office: Boston Campus, Activities West 305K
B.A. 1962, St. John's Seminary College
M.S.W. 1973, Boston University
Jim Bourque is an instructor in the Wheelock@Worcester MSW Program and in the Department of Social Work.
For most of his career, he was the CEO of the United Way of Monmouth County in east central New Jersey, retiring in late 2002. In addition to usual duties in that position, he initiated a number of joint ventures with local public sector agencies, held volunteer responsibilities in local, state, and regional organizations, and played a key role in the United Way's response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Since retiring, Bourque has been a consultant to nonprofit organizations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He has taught social welfare policy, social work practice, and social work administration at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, and taught policy at the Smith College School for Social Work. He is also involved in a number of social justice initiatives emerging from All Saints Episcopal Church on Worcester, MA, where he resides.