John Mathias

Assistant Professor
John Mathias

Contact Information

(850) 645-9559
Resume / CV

Areas Of Focus 

  • 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


PhD, 2017, University of Michigan; Social Work and Anthropology
Certificate, 2011, American Institute of Indian Studies; Advanced Malayalam Language
MSW, 2010, University of Michigan; Social Work
BA, 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.