Dr. Timothy McCarragher

Dr. Timothy McCarragher

Title: Acting Dean, Director for School of Social Work and Family Sciences, Associate Professor
Office: MGH 101K
Phone: 330-972-5976
Email: mccarra@uakron.edu
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  • 2015, July 16, Implementing an urban social work program at a rural branch campus: Lessons learned. 40th Annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. 
  • 2014, October 26, Increasing field education scholarship: Are tenure-track field coordinators the solution? Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • 2014, October 25, Social work development of a campus-wide pantry: Lessons learned. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.
  • 2014, October 24, Developing a CBT training program for MSW students: A university-community collaboration. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL.


  • Smith, M., McCarragher. T., & Brown, G. (2014). Struggles and resilience of African American women living with HIV or AIDS: A qualitative study. Journal of Social Work, doi:10.1177/1468017314547305
  • White, N., Spence, M.A., & McCarragher, T. (2011). Field placement disruptions: The CIA approach. E-Field Educator. Volume 1.1. Retrieved from http://fieldeducator.simmons.edu/article/field-placement-disruptions-the-cia-approach/#more-345 http://fieldeducator.simmons.edu/
  • Crowell, L., & McCarragher, T. (2007). Delivering a social work program through distance education: An innovate collaboration between two universities, USA. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 26, 376-388. 
  • Curry, D., McCarragher, T., & Dellmann-Jenkins. (2005). Training, transfer, and turnover: Exploring the relationship among transfer support factors and staff retention in child welfare. Child and Youth Services Review, 27, 931-948. 
  • Curry, D. & McCarragher, T. (2004). Ethics training: A moral compass for child welfare training. Protecting Children, 19, 37-52. 


  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S.W. Cleveland State University
  • S.T.L. (Post Graduate Degree in Spiritual Theology) Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Italy
  • S.T.B. (Graduate Degree in Theology) Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Italy
  • B.A. Pontifical College Josephinum


  • Fundamentals of Research I & II
  • Advanced Standing Integrative Seminar
  • Direct Practice Research
  • Dynamics of Racism and Discrimination
  • HBSE: Large Systems
  • Grant Writing for Social Workers
  • Poverty and Minority Issues
  • Introduction to Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice III 
  • Social Work Research I & II
  • Grant Writing for Social Workers
  • HBSE I
  • Field Experience Seminar I & II
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Introduction to Social Welfare