James Madison University

R. Ann Myers

Faculty Emeritus and Professor Department of Social Work

PHOTO:R. Ann Myers
  • Email: myersra@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - School of Social Work, M.S.W. Degree, 9/70-6/71
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD - School of Social Work, 9/69-6/70
  • Madison College (James Madison University), Harrisonburg, VA - B.S. Degree Majors: Social Work and Sociology, 9/65-6/69


  • Academic Unit Head, Department of Social Work, 1987-2013
  • Professor, JMU Department of Social Work, 1973+
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Site Visitor, 1993+
  • Association of Gerontology in Higher Education Program Reviewer, 1999+
  • Co-Chair, SACSCOC JMU Reaccreditation, 2010-2013
  • Practice experience in social services (foster care, adoptions, child and adult protective services, mental health services, therapeutic foster care, school social work, juvenile corrections).

Awards and Recognitions

  • all together one award, faculty/academic unit head, 2013
  • R. Ann Myers Distinguished Social Work Alumni Award (renamed in my honor), 2012
  • R. Ann Myers VSWEC Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work Education (created in my honor and presented to me as the first recipient), 2012
  • Provost Award for Excellence in Leadership, 2010
  • Adult Degree Program Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2010
  • Emeriti Faculty Legacy Grant, JMU Emeriti Faculty Association, 2009
  • Provost Award for Excellence in Assessment, Department of Social Work, 2007
  • Women of Distinction Faculty Award, James Madison University, 2006
  • Outstanding Baccalaureate Social Work Director Award, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors , 2005
  • Outstanding Social Work Educator, Virginia Social Work Education Consortium, 1991
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Social Work Program, JMU, 1985

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Association (BPD)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Virginia Social Work Education Consortium (VSWEC)
  • Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
  • JMU-Lifelong Learning Institute (JMU-LLI), Lifetime Member