Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Hilary Joyce

Hilary Joyce


Haley Center 7014
(334) 844-5014


  • Ph.D., social work (2012), The Ohio State University
  • M.S.W. (2004), University of Kentucky
  • B.A., psychology, Miami University 

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Hilary Joyce
Assistant Professor of Social Work and BSW Program Director

Joyce has seven years practice experience working as a medical social worker at Dayton Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. In this capacity, she conducted psychosocial assessments of cases involving child abuse and neglect, served as a member of the child advocacy center multidisciplinary team, performed mental health assessments, and linked families to community resources.

Joyce’s teaching interests include social welfare, introduction to social work, youth and families, and mental health. Her research interests include child and adolescent mental health, school climate, school social work, school-based and -linked mental health services, and social work education. Joyce is a member of the Mental Health Education Integration Consortium (MHEDIC), a national consortium of interdisciplinary leaders in the field of school mental health focused on promoting collaboration and workforce preparation for school mental health practitioners.

Representative Publications

For her dissertation, titled A Multilevel Analysis of the Association between School Climate Dimensions and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, Joyce earned the Merriss Cornell Distinguished Researcher Award from The Ohio State University College of Social Work

Last Updated: September 05, 2017