Human Services Consultant, Adjunct Professor and Independent Scholar
Dr. Jennifer Miernicki-Nojunas otherwise known as “Dr. Jenn”. Human Services Consultant, Adjunct Professor and Independent Scholar. PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies which is an interdisciplinary combination of sociology and economics with a focus on leadership designed to educate leaders and administrators in higher education, state and local government agencies, public and nonprofit organizations, human services, and health care. Masters degree in Social Work with a Management and Planning concentration and a BA in Sociology. Dissertation research entitled: “Exploring the Credential for Strengths-based Family Workers and its Practical Application in the Field” explored in-depth the occupational ideology characteristic of SFW Credentialed human services professionals who practice from a strengths-based empowerment-oriented framework. Both a Pennsylvania and Arizona licensed masters level social worker (LMSW). A combination of over sixteen (16) years human services work experience at both the state and county levels of government within the states of Pennsylvania and Arizona in the fields of child welfare, early intervention and healthcare. These extensively diverse human services positions include combinations of direct practice work, practice related policy development, administrative oversight, technical assistance, quality assurance and program monitoring. Currently an Early Intervention consultant in Arizona state government and an adjunct sociology and social work faculty staff member at Grand Canyon University both teaching and developing curriculum. Experience has taught me that empowerment is the key to helping people help themselves.