Professor, Social Work
B.A., 1971, Anderson University
M.S.S.W., 1973, University of Tennessee School of Social Work
M.A., 1986, Anderson University School of Theology
Ph.D., 2004, Tennessee State University
Ron Maurer, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and an ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), served as a missionary to Japan, the pastor two churches, a consultant to a home for the developmental disabled, a volunteer police chaplain, and a psychiatric social worker. His dissertation focused on causes and possible remedies for poverty, doing primary research in two Hope VI communities in Nashville. He has studied and done research in Japan and taught at a college in Trinidad, where he later helped that institution restructure its academic programs. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW), the American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA), and the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW). He is actively involved in several community humanitarian efforts.