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Jill L. Dickie, Ph.D., MSSA, MPA

Jill L. Dickie, Ph.D., MSSA, MPA

Title: Professor
Department: Social Work
Office: 411E, Polsky Bldg
Phone: 330.972.8841
Fax: 330.972.5476


Dr. Jill Dickie has been a faculty member both in School of Social Work and Summit College's Community Services Program since 1998. She has been affiliated with the Institute for Health and Social Policy since 1999. She is a member of the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and a disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Prior to joining the faculty, she served as Executive Director of Family Solutions, Clinical Director at Family Services (Greenleaf) and director of a branch office of a community mental health center. In addition to full-time agency positions, she taught part-time in the Social Work department of Kent State University and served as an adjunct professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She also maintained a private practice, specializing in the areas of mood disorders and addiction.

She is licensed as an Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Ohio and is certified as a chemical dependency counselor (CCDCIII-E) by the Ohio Credentialing Board and the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium.

Professional Interests

  • Addictions Theory and Treatment
  • Community-Based Social Services
  • Dynamics and Theory of Change
  • Disaster Mental Health


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Northcentral University
  • M.P.A. Kent State University
  • M.S.S.A. (Social Work) Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. in English, The University of Pittsburgh


  • 2260:210 Addiction Education and Prevention
  • 2260:260 Introduction to Addiction
  • 2260:261 Addiction Treatment
  • 2260:262 Basic Helping Skills
  • 2260:480 Addiction Services Electives
  • 7750:401 Social Work Practice I
  • 7750:402 Social Work Practice II




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