Michele Thornton, MSW, LSW

Michele Thornton, MSW, LSW

Title: Associate Instructor, BA/BASW Coordinator, Pending Student Advisor
Dept/Program: School of Social Work
Office: 411D, Polsky Building
Phone: 330-972-8195
Email: mdt@uakron.edu



  • When Classroom Success Just Isn't Enough: Addressing Student Readiness for Internship Success (accepted), NACADA National Conference, October 2015.
  • It’s What We Do:  The Relationship and Student Success, co-presenter, UNM Mentoring Conference, October 2013.
  • Empowering Persons with Disabilities:  A Call to Action, co-presenter, NASW Ohio Annual Conference, accepted for November 2012.
  • Roving Eyes in the Workplace…Ethical?  Let’s See, co-presenter, Community Support Services, 2012.
  • Ethics in the Workplace: Everyday, Everywhere, Even at the Coffee Station, co-presenter, Community Support Services, 2011.
  • Transitions in a Shared Advising System: Stuck in the Middle with You, NACADA National Conference, 2010.
  • Feminist Gerontology and Community Practice, NASW Ohio Annual Conference, 2004.
  • Jane Addams and Functionalist Social Work Practice, NASW Ohio Region 7, 2003.
  • Jane Addams and the Beginnings of Social Work, 29th Annual Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium, 2002.


  • M.S.W. University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. University of Dayton