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Dr. Jennifer Todd, DHSc., MSW, LCSW, BSW

MSW Program Director

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical social work practice;
  • Clinical social work supervision
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training


  •  Changes in Attitudes and Beliefs after Student SBIRT Training


  • Doctorate of Health Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; Master of Social Work
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Bachelor of Social Work
  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Research areas of Interest:

  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training
  • Mental health and first responder response

Selected Professional Experience:

  • MSW Program Director, Northcentral University
  • MSW Program Director, Indiana State University
  • Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee, NASW Indiana
  • Board Member, Vigo County Board of Health

Select Publications:

  • Todd, J., Quiring, S., & Halbert, M. (2022). Effects on participant knowledge, situational anxiety, and social distance attitudes following CIT Training. Community Mental Health Journal.
  • Todd, J., Agley, J., Hutchins, M., Nesser, W., Ferng, S., & Parker, E. (2022). Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment Training for undergraduate nursing students: A Quasi-experimental comparison of distance and face-to-face learning. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 1-6.
  • Halbert, M., Todd, J., & Quiring, S. (2020). CIT Indiana Coordinator Manual: Partnership for safer and healthier communities. NAMI Indiana. 
  • Simper, T, Agley, J., DeSalle, M., Todd, J. & Dutta, T. (2020). Influence of Self-coding on therapeutic empathy within an introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) training: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 20, 43.