Jodi Whitted’s educational journey is marked by her dedication to the field of social work. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana State University, a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, and a Doctor of Social Work from the University of St. Thomas. Her journey began with a profound appreciation for social work practice, which she cultivated during her BSW program at Indiana State.
Her professional journey reflects her commitment to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. She began her career as a home-based therapist, working with children and adolescents who were court-ordered to services. Later, she ventured into community mental health and school-based social work, where she specialized in assisting teenage girls with a history of self-harm. Jodi then transitioned into the medical setting, where her focus shifted towards reducing readmission rates for chronically ill patients. This diverse experience underscores the versatility of social work as a profession, allowing practitioners to work with a wide range of client populations.
Today, Jodi is a full-time educator at the University of Cincinnati, where she holds the title of Assistant Professor on the Educator Track and serves as the BSW-DL Program Director. Her area of practice is Political Social Work, where she is actively involved in civic initiatives on the local and state level, advocating for policies that impact the clients they serve.
Learn more about Dr. Jodi Whitted by reading her faculty spotlight.
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