Jessica Strong, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor


Teaching areas: Field, Social Work with Military Members, Veterans, and their Families

Research areas: Military Members, Veterans, and their Families; Health and Social Work; Gender Issues in the Military

Dr. Strong began teaching with UNCW in Fall 2012 as a Lecturer, but joined the full-time faculty in 2013 after earning her doctorate in Social Work from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also earned a BSW from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, and a MSW from Fayetteville State University. She has worked in research on a variety of projects, especially those examining the intersection of health issues and social work in veteran populations. She regularly presents this research at local and national conferences.She also has practice experience in social work with women, focusing on issues of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and employment.