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Master of Social Work

Johny Augustine

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Associate Professor

Social Work

Mailing Address:
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52807


Johny Augustine, MSW, M.Phil, PhD

His research aims to improve social work services for individuals, families, and communities affected by a disaster. His recent research includes a study that investigated the increasing role of personal resources, family strengths, and social capital in promoting posttraumatic growth of survivors of a major disaster.

Dr. Augustine has worked in a variety of clinical settings with the mentally ill, including inpatient facilities, outpatient clinics, and community mental health centers


Education and Training

PhD, University of Denver
Social Work

Master of Philosophy, National Institute of Mental Health & NeuroSciences, Bangalore, India
Psychiatric Social Work

MSW, Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kerala, India


Courses Taught

Social Welfare History 
Social Policy Analysis
Foundation Year Field Seminars I & II 
Empowerment Social Work in Aging
Program Evaluation


Areas of Professional Interest

  • disaster social work 
  • social and economic barriers to sustainable disaster recovery
  • social policy 
  • poverty
  • international social work


Recent Publications

Augustine, J. & Kokkammadathil, V. C. (2011). Program logic modeling as a tool for developing a disaster response and mitigation plan: The Somaliland experience. In. R. Kaufman, R. L. Edwards, J. Mirsky, & A. Avgar (Eds.), Crisis as an Opportunity: Organizational and Professional Responses to Disasters. University Press of America.

Augustine, J. (2008). Psychosocial care and support: Change in concept over time. In S. Jaswal and J. Joseph (Eds.), Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services in Disasters, JTCDM Working Paper Series, Jamsetji Tata Center for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.

John, A., Koloth, R., Lim, S., & Augustine, J. (2007). Prevalence of and risk factors for diabetes in people with severe mental illness [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), 252.