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Meshelemiah, Jacquelyn, PhD

Meshelemiah, Jacquelyn, PhD

Associate Professor

614-292-9887 | meshelemiah.1@osu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Dr. Meshelemiah is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and three-time alum of The Ohio State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), and Doctorate (PhD) from the College of Social Work. As an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor in Social Work, she has taught courses across the curricula at the BSSW, MSW, and PhD levels. She teaches courses on Assessments and Diagnoses in Clinical Social Work as well as Human Trafficking. In 2013, she taught an interactive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Human Trafficking for a global audience of 30,200 students from 187 nations. She is the former Chair of the Board of Rahab’s Hideaway, a safehaven for at-risk and/or survivors of human trafficking. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and presentations at the local, national, and international levels. Her current research publications focus on human trafficking, oppression, and human rights. Professional travels have taken her to over half of the United States as well as to Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central America in her capacity as a visiting scholar, presenter, and researcher.

Dr. Meshelemiah has served in a number of leadership roles that include Graduate Studies Chair (2004-2006), BSSW Program Director (2006-2009), MSW Program Director (2014-2015), President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW) Chair/Past Chair/Member (2014-2019), Office of Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow (2018 | Jan-Dec), Office of Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow (2019-2020), Director of Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color (2019-2022), and Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (2020-2022).

Education

PhD - The Ohio State University, 1995 - Social Work
MSW - The Ohio State University, 1991 - Social Work
BSSW - The Ohio State University, 1990 - Social Work

Areas of Expertise

Human trafficking
Social justice
Human rights

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students

Human trafficking
Social justice
Human rights