Social Work Faculty News

Prof. Ellis Presented at the Ohio Addictions Studies Institute


Prof. John Ellis, Professor of Instruction, presented with Russell Spieth, PhD, from NEOMED, a workshop titled, Motivational Interviewing for Group Therapists, at the Ohio Addictions Studies Institute at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on July 15, 2018. 

Prof. Ellis has almost 30 years experience in the field of addictions and mental health. His previous roles included a clinical director of two Ohio County Mental Health and Addictions Services Boards, a provider of direct clinical service for persons struggling with addictions & mental illness in hospital, jail, and outpatient settings, and a former Chair of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Prof. White Selected as a Fellow for the MAC ALDP


Prof. Naomi White, Professor of Instruction, has been selected as one of the three 2018-2019 University of Akron fellows for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). She will join fellows and liaisons from other member universities at workshops to learn more about the many aspects, challenges, and rewards of leadership in higher education at a variety of levels, and to gain knowledge by working closely over the course of the year with administrators and other Fellows from across the conference.

Prof. Naomi White, Professor of Instruction, shared her time on June 19, 2018 to talk with the high school students participating in the Project Grad-Akron’s Summer Institute at Buchtel CLC as part of Junior Achievement’s Reverse Job Shadow Program. These students had an opportunity to learn more about a variety of careers, ask questions, and practice their interviewing skills.

Naomi at Project Grad2