Jason Ostrander, Ph.D., MSW

Jason Ostrander, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor/Online Education Coordinator , Social Work


Research and practice focuses on the political participation of social workers, social and economic justice, program evaluation, and policy implications relating to vulnerable populations

Consulting Editor

Advances in Social Work

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., University of Connecticut School of Social Work
    • MSW, University of Connecticut School of Social Work
    • BSW, Elms College

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Human Diversity and Social Justice
    • Social Welfare as a Social Institution
    • Social Welfare Policy and Services
    • Social Work Research Methods
    • Supervised Research Practicum

Research Interests and Grants

    • Political social work
    • Political participation of social workers
    • Social and economic justice
    • Policy implications relating to marginalized and oppressed populations
    • Advocacy
    • Voting
    • Social work education
    • Program evaluation

Awards and Fellowships

    • Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work
    • 2018 Wiley Faculty Fellowship
    • 2015 Outstanding Student Award, Association for Community Organizing & Social Administration
    • 2004 Marguerite O. Carson Award, Elms College’s Social Work department
    • 2001 Human Service Award, Berkshire Community College’s Human Service Program

Publications and Presentations

Jason Ostrander

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Social Work
    Angelo Roncalli Hall RH-256B
    College of Arts and Sciences
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