J. L. Guerriero, EdD, LCSW

Professor of Social Ministry
Ethnotheatre & Drama Therapy Specialist
International Experience: Spain, Sweden, USA



  • Doctor of Education, Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
  • Graduate studies, Drama Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
  • Master of Social Work, Generalist, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Performance Concentration, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Doctoral Dissertation

  • The Effect of Business Ethics Courses on Student Attitudes Toward Academic Dishonesty

Master of Social Work Thesis

  • Cult Awareness Programs for Today's College Students: A Proposal and Plan for Community Well Being

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Florida State
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), New York State

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work
  • Human Behavior
  • Theatre Arts & Drama Therapy
  • Cults & Psychological Abuse

Academic Experiences

  • Accreditation Services Assistant, ABHE Commission on Accreditation, Orlando, FL
  • Adjunct Faculty, Social Sciences, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
  • Assistant Professor, Student Life Skills, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
  • Adjunct Faculty, Student Success, Valencia College, Orlando, FL
  • Enrollment Counselor, Academic Advisor, Nova Southeastern University, Orlando, FL
  • Coordinator of Student & Residence Services, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

Professional Experiences

  • Psychotherapist / Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Private Practice, Orlando, FL
  • Therapist, Eating Disorders, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Social Worker, North Shore Youth Council, Rocky Point, NY


  • Cult Awareness for Victim Advocates, National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 11, 2015.
  • The Impact of Cult Awareness on Social Work Practice, National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 8, 2013.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • North American Drama Therapy Association
  • International Cultic Studies Association
  • National Association of Social Workers