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Autumn Mathias, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Sociology Program Coordinator
Berchmans Hall 301
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Education

Degree University
B.S. Cairn University
MSW University of Connecticut
M.A. Northeastern University
Ph.D. Northeastern University

Biography

Autumn has experience in diverse fields such as services to refugees and asylum seekers, foster care/adoption, elder services, and political advocacy/community organizing around issues impacting immigrants. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Massachusetts. Her social work interests include macro and international social work practice, holistic services for displaced populations, research methods, and cultural competence education. Autumn’s research interests have been inspired by her international travels and her experiences as a social worker, and include transnational human rights activism, globalization, religion, and conflict and violence. Her doctoral dissertation qualitatively examines how Asian Indian Christians in diaspora have responded to religious persecution. Autumn began teaching as an adjunct at Elms College in 2014 and has been a full-time faculty member since 2016. She is an adviser to the Student Social Work Organization and co-adviser to the Massachusetts Eta Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences at Elms College.