John M. Gallagher
Assistant Professor, PhD, LMSW
JD/MSW Faculty Advisor
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
(SCSW)-School of Social Work
My primary research interest is veterans treatments courts. Current projects include correlates of program completion and recidivism in a large, urban veterans court, a three-year evaluation of an expansion project funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and participant perceptions of procedural justice, legal legitimacy and their identities as veterans.
More broadly, I am interested in the intersection of social work and legal systems. Current and recent projects include a pilot study of the efficacy of a case management intervention for high-risk juvenile probationers during the transition to adulthood, examining correlates of program completion and recidivism among domestic violence offenders diverted to treatment, and the measurement of aggression among misdemeanor offenders.
I teach micro and macro social work practice in the BSW and MSW programs. Other teaching interests and experience include forensic social work, homelessness and service learning.
I have 19 years of professional experience in non-profit and government agencies, serving homeless individuals, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and individuals who receive behavioral health services. Professional experiences include case management, outreach, advocacy, investigations, and substance abuse counseling.
I serve my community through board service on the Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care. We coordinate a community response to end homelessness in Northwest Arkansas. Past community service includes the William E. Morris Institute for Justice, the Human Rights Committee for the Arizona State Hospital, the HIV Prevention Community Planning Group for Central Arizona, and the Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness, Maricopa (AZ) Association of Governments.
Ph.D., Social Work, Arizona State University, 2016
M.S.W., Arizona State University, 2006
B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, 1992