BIOGRAPHY OF MICHAEL GARY MEACHAM
Friday, July 13, 2012
Professor Mike Meacham, Ph.D., LCSW, DCSW received his MA in Sociology in 1978 from Central Missouri State University. He later studied at the University of Kansas, received his M.Ph. in the Philosophy of Sociology in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1985. He continued his studies and received a Masters of Social Work degree in 1988. Dr. Meacham was a full time therapist and part time educator until he received his licenses from Kansas, Missouri, and eventually Georgia. He also received the advanced certifications of ACSW, QCSW, and DCSW. He practiced with inmates, the chronically mentally ill, juveniles, the elderly and the homeless In professional organizations he held several positions in the National Council on Social Work Education, the Georgia state National Association of Social Workers, and the National American Sociological Association He now practices part time at the Migrant Farmer’s Health Clinic and does work for various agencies when requested, all pro bono.
He has been a full time educator since 1997 and has taught graduate courses in the social work program and undergraduate courses in the sociology program. He was awarded the 2006 – Valdosta State University Excellence in Service Award and the University President’s Citation for excellence in work as Executive Secretary of Faculty Senate. He has done over 100 presentations in social work and sociology and 25 articles, including one book. His interests are in street gangs, clinical issues, and the sociology of religion, but presently he is working with colleagues in Psychology on an international study on autism.