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Jessica Nobile


Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2017
MSW, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
BA, Political Science and History, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Dissertation title: Young African American women in a college town: Stories of strength. Committee members: June Hopps (Chair), Tony Lowe, Rosalyn Campbell.

Jessica Nobile received her social work Ph.D. in 2017. She obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 and has been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania since 2012; she conjointly has her LCSW in the state of Georgia.  Nobile has six years of post MSW experience as a therapist and psychiatric in-patient social worker. She is currently employed as a therapist in conjunction with her doctoral studies.  Her teaching interests include social work practice, diversity, and creative research methods. She is in the process of refining a teaching approach based upon the core value integrity.  Nobile has conducted preliminary research on social work education and race relations. Her dissertation focuses on matters of race and hopes it will inspire social change. She intends to emphasize and incorporate social work core values and promote social integration through academic scholarship and teaching.

Nobile writes the biweekly social work blog  Let's Talk About Social Change.

CV available on request; email