John Mathias

John Mathias
Assistant Professor
(850) 645-9559


Ph.D., 2017, University of Michigan; Social Work and Anthropology
Certificate, 2011, American Institute of Indian Studies; Advanced Malayalam Language
M.S.W., 2010, University of Michigan; Social Work
B.A., 2002, University of Michigan; Creative Writing and Social Science


Austin, M. J., Anthony, E., Tolleson Knee, R., & Mathias, J. (2016). Revisiting the Relationship Between Micro and Macro Social Work Practice: A Springboard for Discussion in Our Academic and Practice Communities.  Families in Society

Mathias, J. (2015). Thinking Like a Social Worker: Examining the 
Meaning of Critical Thinking in Social Work. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(3), 457-474.

Mathias, J. (2010). Of Contract and Camaraderie: Thoughts on What Relationships in the Field Could Be. Collaborative Anthropologies, 3, 110-120.


 2012-2014    Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, for twelve months of research in India. 

Research Interests
Community Organizing and Social Change
Civic Engagement and Civil Society
Social Movements
Qualitative Analysis of Ethics in Social Work Teaching and Practice
Cross-cultural Analysis of Social Work Practice
Environmental Social Work