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Jennifer Davis


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Email: Jennifer Davis
Phone: 937-229-4110


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Dr. Jennifer Davis-Berman is a Professor of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. She joined the faculty in 1986. Dr. Davis-Berman has practice experience in medical and psychiatric social work.

Faculty Perspective

"Social work is a growing profession. Gerontology and child welfare are both areas where jobs are plentiful. Social work is an exciting profession committed to social justice."

Research Interests

  • Mental health
  • The process and outcome of therapeutic outdoor programs
  • Aging

Selected Publications

Pestello, H.F., and Davis-Berman, J. "Taking Anti-depressant Medication: A Qualitative Examination of Internet Postings." Journal of Mental Health, 16, p. 1-12. 2007.

Davis-Berman, J., and Pestello, H. F. "The Medicated Self." Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 28, p. 283-308. 2005.