Professor of Social Work; Chair, Department of Social Work
Pine Manor College, BA, MSW Syracuse University
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
Social worker primarily in hospital, health care, and hospice settings.
Recent Scholarly Work
(in process) "Implementing the University Mission through Service-Learning" Chapter in Cooksey, M, Quick Hits for Service Learning" tentative publication date, fall, 2009
(2008) Hoyt-Oliver, J. & Stoltzfus, K. "Current Issues in Rural Social Work Practice: Concerns Faced by Baccalaureate Programs" BPD Online Update, Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, ( Winter, 2008)
(2006) "Being Nice or Being His" in Knott, R. A. College Faith 3:150 Christian Leaders and Educators Share Faith Stories from Their Student Days. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.
(2005) "A Lesson Learned in My Journey of Faith" in Balash, A, (ed.) A Gathered Stillness: Devotional Thoughts from the Malone College Family.
9/15/09) "The Supervisor as Manager: Utilizing Ecosystems to Manage in a Bureaucratic World" Community Services of Stark County
(6/18/09) "Ethics 202: Agency Culture and it's impact on Practice" Wooster Hospital.
(3/2/09) "Ethics 202: Agency Culture and it's impact on Practice" with Stephanie Bradford, LISW, Akron, OH.
10/ 31/2008: "Ethics 202: Agency Culture and its Impact on Practice" with Stephanie Bradford, LISW, This workshop has been selected by NASW -OHIO to be recorded for home CEU use throughout the state of Ohio.
10/2007 "Creating and Maintaining an Ethical Agency Culture": with Stephanie Bradford, LISW Canton, OH.
5/2007 "Rural Poverty & Domestic Violence: Causes or Consequences?" with Rebecca Cline, ACSW, LISW, Avon Ohio
10/2006: "Homeless Women in Rural Ohio: Understanding their Lives, Advocating for Social Change" OH- NASW Conference, Columbus, OH
7/2005: "Homeless Mothers in Rural Ohio Communities: Investigating Issues of Child Custody, and Comparing Demographics to Previous Studies" National Rural Social Workers Annual Convention, Shepherdstown, WV.
5/2005: "Ethics 101: Basics for Social Workers" with Stephanie Bradford, LISW, Stark State College
1/2005: "Homeless in Ohio Rural Communities" Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Married to Rev. Dr. David M. Oliver, one grown child.