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
    • M.S.W., University of Connecticut - School of Social Work
    • B.S.W., College of Our Lady of the Elms
    • A.S., Human Services, Berkshire Community College

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Specialized Practice II
    • Supervised Research Practicum
    • Social Work Research Methods
    • Social Welfare Policy I
    • Social Welfare Policy II
    • Human Diversity and Social Justice
    • Introduction to Social Work

Research Interests and Grants

    • Political social work
    • Social and economic justice
    • Policy implications relating to marginalized and oppressed populations
    • Social work education

Awards and Fellowships

    • 2001 Human Service Award, Berkshire Community College's Human Service Program
    • 2004 Marguerite O. Carson Award, Elms College's Social Work Department
    • 2012, 2013, 2015 Mary E. Sterling Scholarship
    • 2014, 2015 Vicki and Michael Konover Scholarship
    • 2015 Outstanding Student Award, Association for Community Organizing & Social Administration
    • 2018 Wiley Faculty Fellowship
    • Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work

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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