Robert Terry, MSSA, LISW-S

Robert Terry, MSSA, LISW-S

Title: Akron & Wayne MSW Coordinator
Dept/Program: School of Social Work
Office: Wayne College, 1901 Smucker Rd., C134, Orrville, Ohio 44667
Phone: 330-972-8790
Email: rpterry@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Biography

Professor Robert Terry has over 28 years of experience in the field of social work. He has held key leadership positions at public and private social service agencies in Northeast Ohio. He began his career in the early days of the welfare-to-work program in Fremont, Ohio, where he helped unemployed individuals seek and obtain employment. He returned to his hometown of Akron to work in Child Welfare for over 19 years as a caseworker, supervisor, and administrator.

Most recently, before coming to the University of Akron full-time, Prof. Terry was in an executive role as a Compliance Officer at a drug and alcohol treatment center in Summit County. He was instrumental in starting a Video Therapy program at that agency as well. In addition, he was an adjunct professor for seven years at the University of Akron, teaching both MSW and BSW courses.

Prof. Terry has a longstanding interest in technology and the use of technology to improve social service delivery, and participated in the design of two major child welfare computer applications. He is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisor Designation (LISW-S) in Ohio.

Professional Interests

  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Use of Technology in Social Services

Recent Presentations

  • December 4, 2015. Supervision I at the Community Health Center, Akron, Ohio.
  • August 18, 2011. Video Therapy: We Still Make House Calls, at Addiction Studies Institute Conference, Talbot Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 


Education

  • M.S.S.A. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A. in Education, The University of Akron

Courses

  • SW 403: Social Work Practice III
  • SW 430: Human Behavior and Social Environment II
  • SW 440: Social Work Research I
  • SW 605: Social Work Practice with Small Systems 
  • SW 606: Social Work Practice with Large Systems 
  • SW 607: Advanced Practice with Small Systems I 
  • SW 650: Advanced Standing Integrative Seminar 
  • SW 690: Advanced Practice and Policy, Substance Abuse