Jessica McCallister M.S.W.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Jessica McCallister M.S.W.

Assistant Professor of Social Work


Social Work



Jessica McCallister completed her master theses with Walla Walla University in 2010 titled Autism Related Services and Supports in Umatilla County, Oregon. Her award-winning master theses was designed as a needs assessment of community supports and services across her county. Jessica served as the Autism Society of Oregon’s representative in 2008-2010 and continues to attend local events geared towards supporting and empowering families of special needs children. She has experience conducting participatory action research, qualitative research, quantitative research and has conducted formative, summative, and developmental evaluations. She has also contributed to grant writing projects. Jessica has served on a local housing collaborative in Eastern Oregon aimed at improving access to housing resources to homelessness in rural communities. Also, Jessica enjoys conducting books reviews for journals such as the New Social Worker and the Families in Society Journal and has recently started peer-reviewing articles for publication for a university press in Indiana.

Jessica McCallister has professional experience as a service provider for the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare program. She conducted clinical assessments, provided in-home therapeutic counseling, conducted crisis outreach, and prepared court documentation and participated in court testimony on behalf of the Department. Additionally, Jessica has been formally trained by Conscious Discipline in trauma-informed parenting practices, has extensive knowledge of child welfare state and federal policy and has also contributed to the development of state procurement services contracts. 





  • Social Work


Walla Walla University
Master’s in Social Work (MSW) 2010
Master Theses: A Needs Assessment of Autism-Related Services and Supports in Umatilla County, Oregon

University of Phoenix
Bachelor’s in Science and Human Services (BSHS) 2008

Professional Experiences

Kindred Support Services, LLC
Family Services Coordinator 2015-2018
Provided contracted clinical services to clients referred from the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Department

University of New England
Online Master Instructor, Social Work     2011-present
Serve in capacity of a master online instructor providing direct instruction in the online classroom, live classes, and course development with research courses

University of Utah
Online Instructor, Social Work        2015-2018
Provided online instruction and course development for applied statistics in social work course for BSW program.

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