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Courtney Ruggles

Courtney Ruggles


About

Name

Dr. Courtney Ruggles

Title

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Department/School

School of Natural & Social Sciences

Email

cruggles@rio.edu

Building

Wood Hall

Phone

(740) 245-7272

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door

Education

Education

Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Sociology

Masters in Social Work

Doctorate in Social Work

Work Experience

Behavioral health 2010-2014

Adjunct Professor for Sociology and Psychology 2014-2017

Hospice Medical Social Worker 2017-2018

Director of Accessibility and Mental Health Services, University of Rio Grande 2018- 2019

Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Rio Grande 2019- current

Biography

Courtney obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Shawnee State University in 2010 with minors in criminology and social work. She continued her education at the University of Kentucky and received her Master’s in Social Work in 2013 when she also became a licensed social worker. Courtney recently finished her Doctorate in Social Work program from Capella University.

During her educational career, Courtney worked in mental health providing therapy and counseling to individuals, families, and groups. She is an expert in crisis intervention and various styles of counseling including motivational interviewing. She taught sociology and psychology courses for three years before becoming a hospice social worker and then coming to the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.

Courtney completed extensive research titled Effectiveness and Satisfaction with An Ohio Medicaid Health Home: A Participatory Evaluation Approach for her dissertation project. She has a passion for research especially in suicidology, mental health, and social equity. Courtney is a current member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Ohio Chapter Board National Association of Social Workers, and National Organization for Women.

 

Research Information

Research Interests

Suicidology

Macro social work

Publications

Publications

Ruggles, C. (2018). Effectiveness and satisfaction with an Ohio Medicaid health home: A participatory evaluation approach. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

Experience & Service

Certifications

 

 

Interests

Areas of Expertise

Counseling

Mental health well-being

Suicide Awareness

Motivational interviewing

Action research

Program evaluation

Crisis intervention

Intervention planning

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