Jane Hoyt-Oliver


  • Ph.D Social Work, Case Western Reserve University, January 2005
  • M.S.W. accelerated program, Syracuse University: The School of Social Work, May 1977
  • BA in Social Sciences, Gerontology Certificate, Syracuse University: The College of Arts and Sciences, 1975-76


  • 2005-present, Professor of Social Work, Malone University
  • 1985-2005, Associate Professor, Malone University
  • 1984, Bereavement Care Coordinator, Hospice of Stark County, Inc. (Part-time)
  • 1980-83, Aultman Hospital
  • 1979-80, Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens
  • 1979 (summer), Summer Youth Employment Program
  • 1977-78, Murdoch Center

Recent Scholarly Work

  • (2015) Parenting in Transracial Adoption: Real Answers and Real Questions. ABC-Clio/Preager.
  • (2014) Book review: “Multiple Minority Identities: Applications for Practice, Research and Training” The New Social Worker 2/14
  • (2010) “Implementing the University Mission through Service-Learning” in Cooksey, M.A & Olivares, K.T. (2010). Quick Hits for Service Learning: Successful strategies by award-winning teachers. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
  • (2008) “Current Issues in Rural Social Work Practice: Concerns Faced by Baccalaureate Program” BPD Online Update, Assn. 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.) in A Gathered Stillness: Devotional Thoughts from the Malone College Family.

Teaching Assignments

  • History of Social Welfare, Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Community Cross Cultural Experience
  • Aging, Death, and Bereavement
  • Social Work and Social Justice, Ethics and Social Work Practice
  • Medical Social Work, Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work Theory for BA Practitioner, Social Work with Groups and Communities
  • Intimacy: Creating Human Relationships in the Community
  • Capstone courses: Globalization and the Christian Year
  • Families in a Pluralistic Society (Masters level course)
  • Child and Family Policy (Masters level course)
  • Working with the Homeless (Masters level course)