Prof. J. Scott Dixon

Prof. J. Scott Dixon, MSW, PhD (candidate)

Instructor in Social Ministry
Community Development Specialist
International Experience: Hong Kong, China, USA

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (candidate), Social Work, Fordham University, Manhattan, NY
  • Master of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Master of Arts, Theology, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV 

Doctoral Dissertation

  • A Qualitative Study of "Successful" People with Bipolar Disorder

Additional Training

  • Spirituality and Mental Health, Duke University, Durham, NC

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work
  • Christian Community Development
  • Psychotherapy
  • Theology & Psychology

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Blue Ridge Community College, Martinsburg, WV
  • Adjunct Professor, Eastern West Virginia Community Technical College, Moorefield, WV
  • Coordinator & Instructor, MSW Program, West Virginia University, Martinsburg, WV
  • Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University, Martinsburg, WV
  • Adjunct Professor, Eastern West Virginia Community Technical College, Moorfield, WV
  • Adjunct Professor, Sailsbury University, Hagerstown, MD
  • Adjunct Professor, Mountain State University, Martinsburg, WV
  • Instructor, Nyack College, New York, NY
  • Adjunct Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, NY
  • Adjunct Professor, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

Professional Experiences

  • Psychotherapist, Allegheny County Health Department, Cumberland, MD
  • Psychotherapist, Potomac Highlands Guild, Romney, WV
  • Clinical Social Worker, Emergency Psychiatric Unit, Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD
  • Medical Social Worker, Patient Support Services, Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD
  • Inpatient Therapist, Brook Lane Health Services, Psychiatric Hospital, Hagerstown, MD
  • Forensic Supervisor, Catholic Charities, Flatlands Guidance Center, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Brooklyn, NY
  • Director of Social Services, Salvation Army, Carlisle, PA
  • Mobile Therapist / Behavioral Specialist, Mountain Valley Center for Human Services, Chambersburg, PA

Minstry Experiences

  • Founding and Lead Pastor, Broken Chains Fellowship, Chesapeake, VA
  • Church planter and Founding Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Belington, WV
  • Co-Pastor, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Brownton, WV

Research Presentations

  • “Religious Coping and Depression Among Multi-Ethnic Evangelical Students." Presented to the Faculty, Nyack College, Nyack, NY.
  • “Religious Coping and Depression Among Multi-Ethnic Evangelical Students." Presented to the National Association of Christians in Social Work, 2006 Conference. 
  • "Inner Healing Prayer and Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Study."  Presented to the National Association of Christians in Social Work, 2007