Johny Augustine, MSW, M.Phil, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Augustine's 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 post-traumatic 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.

Dr. Augustine's CV (pdf)

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

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Disaster social work
  • Social and economic barriers to sustainable disaster recovery
  • Social policy
  • Poverty
  • International social work


Cox, E. O., & Augustine, J. (2017). The US Criminal Justice System: A Role for Radical Social Work. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 1-28.

Augustine, J. (2014). Addressing the Needs of Disaster Survivors: Does Their Voice Matter?. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 2(1), 43-49.

Augustine, J. (2014). Predictors of posttraumatic growth among adult tsunami survivors: The role of employment, religion, and family attributes. Journal of Social Service Research, 40(4), 491-507.

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.

Courses Taught

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


Johny Augustine

Master of Social Work
North Davenport Education Center, 1950 E. 54th St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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