Thomas Oellerich

Title:  Associate Professor (Retired)

Company:  Department of Social Work, College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University

Location:  Athens, OH United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2019)
  • Department Chair, Department of Social Work, Ohio University (16 Years)
  • Clinical Administrator, Mental Retardation Clinic, Suffolk County Medical Board
  • Clinical Administrator, Suffolk County Family Court
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker, States of Ohio and New York
  • Qualified Family and Divorce Mediator, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Valedictorian, Mother of the Savior Seminary Jr. College (1956)
  • Awarded Full Scholarship, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY to Attend Graduate Social Work Program, Adelphi University (1961-1963)
  • Developer, Child Abuse and Neglect Seminar, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (1980)
  • Co-developer (with Philosopher Dr. Bob Trevis), Ethical Issues in the Human Services Senior Level Seminar (1984)
  • Chautauqua Faculty Development Award for Short Course, “The 1990 Census: A Resource for Undergraduate Teaching and Research, University of Dayton, OH (1990)
  • NEH Fellowship to Participate in the Summer Institute on Ethical Issues in the Human Services, SUNY-Binghamton, NY (1982)
  • NEH Fellowship Summer Institute on Interdisciplinary Humanities Education at the Undergraduate/Graduate Levels, Ohio University (1983, 1984)
  • Training Stipend, Clark Foundation, PROJECT CRAFT, University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1978) (Focused On Development Of Child Welfare Training Curriculum)
  • Awarded Graduate Faculty Status at Ohio State University (1990)
  • Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals (1986, 1988)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals (2007-2008)
  • Helping Hand Award for Service, Athens County Children Services (1986)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Athens County Juvenile Court (1986)
  • Citation for Support of the 1804 Fund, Ohio University (1979)
  • Awarded NIMH Grant for Doctoral Studies (1967-1970)
  • Faculty Development Quarter to Pursue Intensive Study in Area of Child Sexual Abuse (1995)


  • PhD, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
  • MSW in Psychiatric Casework, Adelphi University
  • BA, Catholic University of America

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