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John T. Gandy, PhD, MSW

John Gandy Instructor

Contact information

Education 5
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586


Dr. John T. Gandy retired as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina. He has been an adjunct faculty member / instructor at Colorado State University since 2003 and has also served in that role at the University of Wyoming since 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver and his Master of Social Work degree from California State University-Fresno. Following his MSW degree, he served as a commissioned officer, Captain, in the United States Public Health Service. Upon leaving the service, he worked for the California Youth Authority. After completing his Ph.D. degree, he joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina, where he taught a variety of courses, including research, statistics, policy, and practice. In 1980, he was named Associate Dean in the College of Social Work and served in that capacity until retirement. In addition to retiring as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, he also was a Full Professor. While serving in these capacities, Dr. Gandy was involved in many university-wide activities, and in recognition of this, received the first University of South Carolina Outstanding Service Award. Throughout his 43 years in social work, he made hundreds of presentations and public speeches. In 38 years in higher education, he has been involved in a number of professional publications and grants. Dr. Gandy currently teaches Introduction to Social Work courses at the BSW level, the MSW intensive introductory course, and a Ph.D. course focusing on issues in social work education.

Degree Information

Ph.D., August 1975, Social Work, University of Denver
M.S.W., June 1970, Clinical / Community, California State University - Fresno
B.A., June 1968, Social Welfare, California State University - Long Beach

Academic Appointments

August 2003 - present: Instructor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
July 1997 - present: Adjunct Faculty, University Of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
December 2002: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
August 1980 - August 2002: Associate Dean and Full Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
August 1975 - August 1980: Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

July 1972 - August 1973: Social Worker, California Youth Authority
July 1970 - July 1972: Officer - Captain - Social Worker, US Public Health Service

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter
Council on Social Work Education
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Volunteer Windsor School District
Council on Social Work Education Proposal Review Committee Reader

Selected Publications

"Perspectives from Consumers (Students) In a Distance Education Program." Computers and Information Technology in Social Work: Education, Training, and Practice. Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 16, Numbers 2-3. Coauthor JoAnn Coe. 1999