Hilary Joyce

Hilary Joyce Assistant Professor of Social Work
Haley Center 7014
(334) 844-5014

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Hilary Joyce joined the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work in August 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Social Work. She received a Ph.D. in Social Work in 2012 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a Masters of Social Work in 2004 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. 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.

Dr. Joyce’s teaching interests include social welfare, introduction to social work, youth and families, and mental health. Dr. Joyce’s research interests include child and adolescent mental health, school climate, school social work, school-based and -linked mental health services, and social work education. For her dissertation, titled A Multilevel Analysis of the Association between School Climate Dimensions and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, Dr. Joyce earned the Merriss Cornell Distinguished Researcher Award from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Dr. 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.

Last Updated: August 08, 2013