Dawn Anderson-Butcher, PhD., is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at Ohio State University (OSU). She teaches within the generalist and clinical tracks of the graduate program, particularly focusing her instruction on practice with children and youth. She also oversees the school social work licensure within their graduate program. Her primary research interests include school-family-community partnerships; youth development; after-school programming; and inter-professional collaboration. Her work is published in key journals such as Social Work, Children & Schools, Social Work in Education, and Journal of Community Psychology. She also is a member of the Society for Social Work Research; the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Anderson-Butcher also participates actively in the Mental Health-Education Integration Council and Ohio-specific Initiatives such as the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success and its Effective Practice Council. She also works closely with the Ohio Departments of Education and Mental Health on their various expanded school mental health initiatives, leading professional development and research/evaluation arms related to recent initiatives and policies such as the Comprehensive System of Learning Supports Guidelines and the Ohio Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement (OCCMSI).
Dr. Anderson-Butcher graduated in 1992 from Miami University (Ohio) with degrees in psychology and health and sport studies. She continued her studies at Miami, receiving a MS in exercise sciences in 1994. She then studied at the University of Utah where she received a master’s degree in Social Work and a doctorate from the College of Health with a specialization in sport psychology and youth development.
She is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio.
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