Jerry Johnson, LMSW, PhD (he/Him)


Office Address: 
349C DeVos Center
School of Social Work
401 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone Number: 
(616) 331-6562

Email Address: 
[email protected]

Office Hours ​​(no summer office hours):
Tuesday: 5 pm - 6 pm 
Wednesday: 2 pm - 3 pm, 5 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 5 pm - 6 pm 

Jerry began teaching at GVSU a number of years ago. His areas of specialty include international social work and community development, cross-cultural adjustment, community practice, ethnography, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.  His international work includes community development in Yerevan, Armenia, and Tirana, Albania.  Jerry was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998-99 and 2000-01. His books include Crossing Borders - Confronting History (Rowan and Littlefield, 2000) and Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Practice Allyn & Bacon Casebook Series - 11 volumes, (Brooks/Cole, 2004) which is co-authored with Dr. Georg,e Grant, Jr.

Education: Dr. Johnson’s curriculum vitae
1998: PhD - Sociology - Western Michigan University
1995: MSW - Master of Social Work - Grand Valley State University
1983: BA - Counseling Psychology - Columbia Pacific University 

Jerry Johnson

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